Words Fail

U.S. must rely upon the Russians for access to space

Via a weeping Phineas.

9 Responses to “Words Fail”

  1. Dr Alice says:

    According to the Wall Street Journal, the Russians have just jacked up their prices for access/transport to the space station. Captain Kirk would have to hock his transmitter.

  2. Dr Alice says:

    Obi-Wan Kenobi: “That’s not a moon. It’s an incredibly expensive space station.”

  3. tree hugging sister says:

    Won’t be any landing “party” about it, will there?

    “You over there! Airman Smedley! Get yourself to the surface! What do mean, ‘support’?”

  4. JeffS says:

    Chalk this failure up to bureaucratic ineptitude and indolence, inter-agency rivalry, and the indifference of multiple administrations.

    The shuttle program had a well defined shelf life, from very nearly the beginning. The end was known when they elected to stop building shuttles. The fact that we lack a replacement in spite of all this planning merely underscores the problems with the Federal government.

  5. major dad says:

    In other words Jeff, we have morons in charge. When you think that the shuttle and it’s technology is vintage 1970 the thing is amazing. Just think what we could build now. Optimist I know.

  6. nightfly says:

    All these out of work aerospace engineers will have something incredible in ten years working from private capital. And I’d rather bum a ride off Branson’s Virgin spacecraft than the Putin Express.

  7. JeffS says:

    What Major Dad said. Especially about what we could build now.

  8. Kate P says:

    I’m sad, too. Nobody mention this to my nearly 90yo grandfather, retired engineer and former NASA consultant. The rage would not be good for him.

  9. Winston Smith says:

    Watch the Chinese kick off Project Orion, drop a functioning colony onto the Moon, and tell the UN to piss off. And at the same time to stick the Nuclear Test Ban in its collective ….

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