The Pork Barrel Rolls On

NASA has awarded Lockmart a long-term Orion production contract. Cost plus, natch.

This isn’t really a commitment. I’m sure the contract has a cancellation clause with a generous penalty. It’s primarily theater for Bridenstine to buy off the Colorado and Texas delegations, particularly after he pissed the latter off with his award of the lander to Marshall.

[Evening update]

Link fixed, sorry.

Carbon Capture

Elon wants to manufacture fuel from the earth’s atmosphere. He takes climate much too seriously.

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