Space Tourism … and Much More
Is anyone else as underwhelmed with this as I am? Are these people even looking at innovative trajectories and extrapolating to new modern boosters beyond the Falcon 9 Heavy? Where are the unmanned infrastructure missions? This all seems nonsensical and directed mostly at the NASA establishment. My group is already deep into direct trajectories transitioning directly into terminal parabolic landing arcs with prepositioned navigation asests and separate cargo landings and booster delivery through circumnavigation – using all of that anticipated excess launch capacity. Do they even distinguish between polar and equatorial?
These guys seem just chomping at the bit to go back to the moon, but I can see far more efficient and advantageous methods than investing ten bills into this.