Friday, January 02, 2009

America's Warrior Culture Spreads to Space?

Bloomberg reported President elect Obama is considering Pentagon-NASA collaboration to counter a Chinese space threat. The piece sells the U.S. collaboration as a means to resupply the Space Station during a time with no shuttles.

Yet, the rocket knowledge resides with the contractor, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin. NASA could work with these companies to design an interim workhorse. It doesn't need the Pentagon.

Any breaking of walls between NASA and the Pentagon is a ripe opportunity for America's warrior culture to infect space pioneering. What did John McCain say? There will be more wars...

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