NASA: Getting (Less Than) What You Paid For

NASA delivers a little bit for a whole lot of money
Commentary – Mike Thomas
Orlando Sentinel

It is the same old scam NASA has been playing out for decades — the same one that gave us the shuttle and space station, two of the biggest boondoggles in recent American history.

NASA promises a whole lot for a little bit of money.

And it delivers a little bit for a whole lot of money.

The agency’s over-funded public-relations machine then spins failed expectations and exorbitant costs into great triumphs. The fault is not attributed to incompetent management but the invariable glitches that pop up whenever you deal with cutting-edge technology.

This is the spin we now are getting with the Constellation program, of which Ares is a key component.

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