Stuart Carlson by Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson

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  1. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    It is all done by humans with equal fallibility. Somethings the government does better somethings the private sector does better.

  2. oldwolf1951

    oldwolf1951 said, 1 day ago

    The private sector is also subject to the same rules as Government that it should be built as cheaply as possible. But, with less oversight.

  3. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    NASA had it’s share of failures, several resulting in astronauts losing their lives. I’m a strong supporter of continuing our missions in space, but launching a payload into orbit at 21,000 miles per hour is not a simple task. Figure out & fix it, Space X…

  4. DrDon1

    DrDon1 said, 1 day ago

    Perhaps Carlson is just pointing out that “Government” isn’t all bad and the “Private Sector” isn’t all good! Something that has to be repeated for some of our commenters….

  5. ChukLitl

    ChukLitl GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    You need enough rocket science to understand that sometimes stuff blows up. Expeditions should be named for Magellan & Cook as a reminder that you don’t have to come back to be remembered as a great explorer. The greatest limiting factor is the desire to come back, & there are risks. Payoffs are unimaginable, but always significant.

  6. lonecat

    lonecat said, 1 day ago

    Hey, this isn’t rocket science, you know.

  7. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 1 day ago

    For anyone who thinks the private sector does a better job than the Government, I offer two words
    1. Halliburton
    2. Iraq

  8. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Simon_Jester

    Of course, you could outperform Haliburton with your had tools, eh?

  9. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, 1 day ago

    We know that’s True because the Private Sector Said So.
    And the Private Sector would Never Lie to us…

  10. Eric S. Harris

    Eric S. Harris said, 1 day ago

    Apparently somebody doesn’t remember the late 1950s and early 60s.

  11. Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future."

    Baslim the beggar says, "The past is the enemy of the future." GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Eric S. Harris

    Ah, the good old days…
    when rockets were a launch pad hazard!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McbCwSW2moo

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 1 day ago

    @Eric S. Harris

    But well past that into 2015. Wouldn’t you think they might have gotten some help from all that went before?
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    Private sector can do it for more expense too.

  13. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, about 23 hours ago

    @Simon_Jester

    3. BP
    4. Goldman Sachs

    Just though I’d add to your list

  14. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, about 22 hours ago

    @Uncle Joe

    Umm…minor correction for the sake of truth. That is just about 17,500 mph for orbital velocity, and beginning at 25,000 mph for escape velocity from the Earth’s gravity entirely. But your post was still a very good one, and I (espceially as one that helped to make and test the hardware that placed Americans on the moon) totally agree with you!


    Besides which, if mankind does not get the thrust of human civilization off of this pretty planet within about the next 100 years or so, there will no longer even be a pretty planet for mankind to get off of!! So, perhaps it IS time to get going, whether that is by governments or by pure private enterprise is not even relevant. Just do it, for the sakes of our decendants!!!!

  15. 38lowell

    38lowell said, about 21 hours ago

    Best to take that money & fix this place first!

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