The immediate consequences of the Progress freighter failure


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The immediate consequences of the Progress freighter failure:

The longer term consequences? Congress will anguish over the lack of a shuttle. Some will demand more money for the program-formerly-called-Constellation, while others will demand more money for the new commercial companies. In either case, they will ignore the reality of a bankrupt federal government that simply can’t afford either at the moment.

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  • Kelly Starks

    The money isn’t a factor. Our budget issues require over a trilion a year – space launch could be solved for a couple billion a year. Thats like skimping on tips at StarBucks once a month to try to pay for the mortage.

    ;)

    Course the possibility of losing a $100b station because we left a gap in our lift capability …. that could have career limiting political costs.

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