Monday, September 19, 2005

More reality based budgeting?

I think not. If history is any indicator of past performance, this idea just won't fly.
NASA estimates $104 billion for return to moon - Space News - "CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA estimated Monday it will cost $104 billion to return astronauts to the moon by 2018 using a shuttlelike rocket, Apollo-style capsule and lander capable of carrying four people to the surface."

2018 and this is the most forward thinking design? What drugs are these people on? Maybe they should try some, give them a little imagination. Did they ever read science fiction. Star Wars, Trek, Babylon 5 or Battlestar Galactica?

When Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, I just knew I would be able to vacation on either it or Mars in 2000. Who would have thought we would be just as far back as when Robert Goddard built his rocket.

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