Ivor O’Connor

January 26, 2013

NASA Wasting Time And Money

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 8:27 pm

Science Daily came out with the following article today.

World’s Most Powerful Engine Blazes Path for Space Launch System Advanced Propulsion

Jan. 26, 2013 — To help develop the nation’s future heavy lift rocket, NASA resurrected the world’s most powerful rocket engine ever flown — the mighty F-1 that powered the Saturn V rocket– and test fired its gas generator today at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.

There are also youtube videos of these rockets being fired. I have to wonder why they are doing this since SpaceX already has plans of producing rockets twice as powerful at 1/1000 the price. And SpaceX’s rockets will be much safer.

I like science and technology such as produced at NASA much more than spending money on anything else. It sure beats wasting it on war, politicians, police, firemen, and teachers. Yet let us be a bit frugal. There is no need to throw money duplicating SpaceX. NASA needs to work on things that are not going to be done by SpaceX. NASA needs to lead the way and do ground breaking R&D that can later be used by SpaceX and the others.

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