Aug 31, 2016 9:01 PM GMT
desertmuscl saidThis would be the same NASA that sends near-sighted multi-million dollar telescopes into space ... as well as group-thinking its way into the idea that launching the Challenger shuttle was a good plan?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_fever...the tendency as individuals to be overly committed to a previously chosen course of action based on time and resources already expended (sunk costs) despite reduced or insufficient future benefits, or even considerable risks...
This would be the same NASA that sends near-sighted multi-million dollar telescopes into space ... as well as group-thinking its way into the idea that launching the Challenger shuttle was a good plan?privatize NASA
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/92dd9cd24d6444c4a93855dd25e6d0c1/explosion-rocks-spacex-launch-site-florida-during-testExplosion at SpaceX launch pad destroys rocket
A massive fireball and explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX's main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa.
There were no injuries. The pad had been cleared of workers before what was supposed to be a routine pre-launch rocket engine test.
SpaceX chief Elon Musk said the accident occurred while the rocket was being fueled and originated around the upper-stage oxygen tank.
"Cause still unknown," Musk said via Twitter. "More soon."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceXSpace Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. It was founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars....
...SpaceX began a privately-funded reusable launch system technology development program in 2011 and, in December 2015, successfully returned a first stage back to a landing pad near the launch site and accomplished a propulsive vertical landing....
desertmuscl saidThe hubris needed to believe we can actually accurately model climate is astounding. The emperor has no clothes.