Speaking of Russia, they appear to have thrown in the towel in their competition with SpaceX. As I told some people in the UK this week, people who think that they need to be in the launch business to be serious players in space are thinking in 20th-century terms. The future lies in figuring out what to do on orbit with cheap launch, orbital assembly, and affordable satellite technology.
And good riddance.
All of a sudden, they’re no longer rare.
Isn’t technology great?
And who does it hit hardest? China. Boo fricken’ hoo.
We must restore it.
It’s nuts to think there was some benign past in which the climate was ideal. The only benign climate is one that we’re wealthy enough to deal with.
We’ll get to vote to break the place up.
It is (as always) from the Left. I suppose it’s possible that Pruitt is corrupt, but I’m certainly not going to take these charlatans’ word for it.
It’s magnificently right, and catastrophically wrong.
The entitlement sending is out of control, and what cannot go on forever will eventually stop.
Scott Pruitt is the best administrator ever.
I agree. He’s finally forcing the agency to obey the law and use real science, not the politicized kind.
I really don’t see how NGL is going to be competitive with SpaceX and Blue Origin (or even Vulcan, if it happens), unless the USAF decides to keep Orbital ATK alive for national-security reasons. I hope that NASA isn’t compelled to purchase launches. Solids are fine for missiles, but other than strap ons, they never belonged in launch systems.
I sure hope this pans out, and works in space as well.