Houston, We Have A Problem

Want to know why it will cost somewhere between ten and a hundred times more for NASA to develop a launch system/crew module than SpaceX? Things like this:

The NASA Inspector General said that during the three-day conference in Baltimore in 2008, the 317 attendees snacked on soda, coffee, fruit, bagels and cookies at a cost of more than $62,000.

As the article notes, that comes to over sixty bucks per day per person. And the ironic subject of the conference? Procurement.

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