Well, OK, Potemkin missile. I had a brief email exchange with Patrick Peterson over at Florida Today a couple weeks ago, and he apparently used it in this article on next week’s planned Ares-1X test. I should sit down and put together a list of things that half a billion dollars could have gone to that would have advanced us in space much farther than this flight.
I’m guessing that this article isn’t going to result in a flurry of consulting requests for me from Marshall and its contractors…
[Update a few minutes later]
As is often the case with newspaper comments sections, the comments are pretty uniformly idiotic. Except the one that agrees with me, of course.