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    Re: Ukraine crisis sends a chill into orbit

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    I am fine with profit. It was said when the last of our spacecraft were decommissioned that we would need a solution to get back to space because the Russians may not always be friendly to us. Here we are with the chickens coming home to roost and we don't have a coop.

    Poor planning.
    Oh...we were certainly planning:

    "The U.S. Space Launch System, or SLS, will provide an entirely new capability for human exploration beyond Earth orbit. It also will back up commercial and international partner transportation services to the International Space Station. Designed to be flexible for crew or cargo missions, the SLS will be safe, affordable, and sustainable, to continue America's journey of discovery from the unique vantage point of space. The SLS will take astronauts farther into space than ever before, while engaging the U.S. aerospace workforce here at home."

    NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) | NASA

    Commercial launches will fill in until this is complete.

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    Re: Ukraine crisis sends a chill into orbit

    It's probably a good thing actually. I don't think the money that the US is putting into the ISS is worth it. What we need to be doing is focusing on development of new propulsion systems such as plasma rockets.

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    Re: Ukraine crisis sends a chill into orbit

    Ukraine the new Vietnam.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Ukraine crisis sends a chill into orbit

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I think you meant the private sector would step in. There was a lot of waste at NASA.
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    Yes, I meant the "private sector." There's a lot more waste in the military, I daresay.

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