[FPSPACE] EELV Contractors Seek Aid from DoD Wall St Journal
Sat, 26 Jan 2002 18:45:39 -0000
> This is lovely. At the same time the administration is holding up the
> space station as an example of fiscal managerial incompetence (not
> without justification, I'll add) and threatening to withhold funding as
> a consequence, the poster boys for the military industrial complex think
> that the proper response to THEIR fiscal incompetence is... for the US
> taxpayers to reward them with MORE money. Naturally, the bright lights
> in the Air Force, no doubt anxious to preserve their access to those
> lucrative post-retirement industry jobs, see this as a good idea.
> Ominously, the new NASA chief thinks NASA should cozy up to the
> Lockheed has sucked the life out of the US RLV effort with their
> Venturestar fiasco. They should be punished, not rewarded. Boeing
> should compete, not beg for subsidies.
Hear Hear, well said Sir!
..tell the boys from the Pentagon that Arianspace can do the job MUCH
cheaper than Lockweed and Boring