Michael Ramirez by Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez

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  1. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Damn right! Capitalism can do it faster, better and smarter. My only complaint is that Space X did not sell advertising on the rocket and capsule.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Oh go comics you got Ramriez on time today. Good for you.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Elon Musk did a good job with good reasons and attitude. More capitalists should emulate him.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Ain’t it amazing that when costs soar, to provide profit for corporations, and it comes out of taxpayer’s pockets, “all is good”. When government actually DOES do things cheaper, because corporations are cut out of the “profit stream”, or if contractors are actually monitored to REDUCE COSTS, “mean old government” is “damaging business”. This is B.allistic S.tupidity.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    How do you know that space x did not do it cheaper? Really if you can’t prove it your comment makes no sense.

  6. Breeana

    Breeana said, over 2 years ago

    .Nothing like riding on 50 years of Government financed rocket development and space experience and tell me that private enterprise does it faster, better, and cheaper….. after ALL the hard work has been done… Must be liberal arts major without the foggiest idea of what’s going on.

  7. Rick

    Rick said, over 2 years ago

    Go Michael R — nice, agreeable idea we can all support. Thanks.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 2 years ago

    I’m happy to see private enterprise in space, but it’s worth remembering the last 50 years of government in space. If we had waited for private enterprise we would still be lighting Roman candles.

  9. hanmari

    hanmari said, over 2 years ago

    Technically, isn’t the government still the source of cash behind Space X? They’re essentially a government contractor until private companies start bidding for cargo space. I guess we can hope that private capital will be funding future flights.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    Let see the replacement for the shuttle was scrapped that says……

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    We have the dragon and another company is planning to build and lunch a mini-shuttle to carry up to 7 astronauts to be tested this year.

    http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/mini-shuttle-fly-atop-atlas-5-rocket/nNWdG/

    Let see the replacement for the shuttle was scrapped that was designed by the government that says……

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    @Breeana

    Ok, you are not making a lick of sense. We last went to the moon in 1970, 42 years ago, we could not replace the shuttle come on give capitalism a little credit it will only hurt for a second.

  13. Breeana

    Breeana said, over 2 years ago

    There’s a difference between COULDN’T and WOULDN’T… Let’s give NASA some credit for getting us where we are with the technology. They’ve taken where NO OTHER BUSINESS or GOVERNMENT has gone before. And then give GWB credit for eliminating the funding and giving private enterprise (as well as other Governments) the opportunity to push the United States out of the Space Business.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Actually, NASA wanted a much smaller “shuttle”, and non-piloted ships for resupply to Skylab and the ISS, etc. The AIR FORCE, and their CONTRACTORS set the larger size for the shuttle, which greatly increased costs.


    NOT getting a replacement for the shuttle was the work of that “conservative” block in Congress, and “W”. Several options were on the table at various times, and all got shot down. Now if they’d had more “military application”, they’d probably have “flown”.

  15. Breeana

    Breeana said, over 2 years ago

    Wouldn’t have hurt any if the Company developing the new shuttles were based in Texas as well.

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