THE MAX ALLEN REPORT
THIRD TIME'S A CHARM ...
With NASA, they're lucky to get this thing off the pad!
This 32-story tube filled with rocket fuel is a billion dollar boondoggle, an outdated example of 'trial and error' space travel. When will the government turn to non-government space companies? What's so wrong about people who enjoy more freedom to think and act 'out of the box' than any government agency? When will they realize that firms like SpaceX have lower costs and more advanced technologies resulting in infinitely more reliable and affordable space travel.
Says Aerospace Engineer R. Donald Solberto, "We're using technologies that date back even 20 years. This is a lot like the space shuttles which were also obsolete before they even left the pad. As a government agency we just move too slowly to ever really get it right!"
On top of its outdated guidance systems, twitchy software, and problem riddled fuel delivery systems the new Artemis I rocket is entirely disposable, meaning that it will eventually burn up in the atmosphere or simply splash into the sea. Were they using the BFR from SpaceX they could recycle over 80% of the rocket. Reusable and dependable rocket boosters as well as 'glass cockpit' super reliable capsules have become the hallmarks of private space exploration firms.
There are a number of competing space exploration firms out there, even the worst of which overshadows and outperforms NASA in nearly every way, including vision. It's time to scrap that old clunker called NASA and step into the 21st Century with the rest of us.
I'm Max, and that's the way I see it!