quote: I really hope that politicians realize what a great organization they utterly ruined by using it as a political pawn instead of giving it clear goals and leaving it the hell alone.
quote: I'm not denying the great value NASA brings, but clearly they were a bloated mess. They need to refocus on a newer system. Unfortunately a thinner leaner NASA means 7400 engineers looking for work. I hope NASA gets the funding back to start working on a productive project, the shuttle has not been one for quite some time.
quote: Thanks for proving my point. It needed to die BECAUSE it was so complex. NASA had a vested interest (if not political mandate) in keeping it going , even though it had loooooonng outlived its usefulness.
quote: I'd rather have them progressing to a next gen craft than employing hordes of engineers to keep an aging system flying
quote: Do you have any idea how complex it is to go to space? You don't go to the airport and hop on a spacecraft.