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Nick Anderson

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Musk has the better program, and ideas.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 12 hours ago

    @dtroutma

    While I do not disagree with your assesment, they did have two previous successful launches, and certainly have incentive enough to find and fix this problem.


    Just perhaps however, they might want to go and talk to the only high powered rocket engine maker left in the US, that has the best over all record in the rocket engine business. The maker of the magnificent SSME engines: Rocketdyyne, now a part of Aerojec General.

  3. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 12 hours ago

    Yep the Socialists still think Russia is Utopia.

  4. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, about 11 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Still Strawmanning after all this time?

  5. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    @Robert Landers

    Rocketdyne refurbished the engine and the engine passed all tests.
    Orbital Sciences had apparently decided to look for new engines, but that sort of thing takes time.

    But yeah, there are some risks using engines made 40-45 years ago. Anytime you have dissimilar metals in contact over long periods, mixing happens…

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, about 7 hours ago

    I remember back in the Gemini days, they asked an astronaut what he was thinking about, lying in the capsule, waiting for the launch countdown?


    His answer (more or less):‘That everything was built by the lowest bidder.’

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 7 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Yep the Socialists still think Russia is Utopia.”

    You’re slipping. You’re usually much more pointlessly hateful and trollish.

  8. donaldo

    donaldo GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    They should have called Elon Musk first

  9. Sandy67

    Sandy67 said, about 6 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    where do you come with this stuff? You’re obsessed with socialists. You want the government out our lives, so when the space program becomes privatized you call them socialists. Get real!

  10. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, about 6 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Really CG, you need to see someone on a professional basis. Get some medication. This full on psychotic break with reality is dangerous.

  11. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, about 6 hours ago

    scraping what we had was not such a bad thing. I figured the next generation was coming. Time for the next generation of space flight.

  12. HugeWolf

    HugeWolf said, about 6 hours ago

    @ConserveGov

    Hi CG.

    Did you get that can of beans I left beside the bridge? I know you trolls don’t like coming out from under the bridge but we don’t want to see you starve. Oh, giving food away is too socialist? That’s okay, just leave a dollar at the place I left the can of beans.

  13. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, about 5 hours ago

    Al Jazeera claims that NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told them that President Obama gave him three primary tasks: encourage children to learn about math and science, improve relations with foreign nations and “perhaps foremost, he wanted me to find a way to reach out to the Muslim world and engage much more with dominantly Muslim nations to help them feel good about their historic contribution to science … and math and engineering.”

    Launching rockets isn’t on that list.

    To be fair, that was back in 2010, & there have been other mission goals have come & gone since then. Things like humans landing on an asteroid. I think that was later changed to unmanned. I think NASA’s former missions take too long to come to fruition within the span of one administration, so aren’t politically feasible today.

    Furthermore, I like letting others do the low earth orbit rocketry. I don’t think we need NASA to do that anymore. Hopefully, American private enterprise will pick up the slack instead of Soviet technology. Maybe the money incentives aren’t sufficient. Maybe they shouldn’t be.

    Is my inner Libertarian showing?

  14. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    Maybe the scientists should have stuck two WWII V2 rockets to each side of the main rocket. Then, light the fuses and RUN…..!

  15. Justjoking

    Justjoking said, about 4 hours ago

    I wonder who eats the loss of the material and equipment that was being sent up in that rocket.
    Not poking a stick in anybody’s eye, just wondering what the contract covers.

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