Thursday, April 28, 2005

NASA: full speed ahead

More news from NASA: the CEV (aka Very Expensive Can) will be locked in design and singe sourced this year (does anyone seriously think a can on top of a Delta IVH will be safer than Shuttle? Or even cheaper? If you need a CEV+Delta and a heavy cargo launcher, it will add up).
Also, budget priorities will be locked in this summer - since the committees were not due to report, this was a problem, so solution is to have the roadmap committees report early, like next month early.

Then the cuts will come, anything not top 2-3 listed by any thematic committee will have to go, unless congress provides serious new money for the new exploration initiatives. Else something has to give.

How terribly exciting.


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