The Indirect Path to Direct Analysis

NASA Takes On Its Detractors, Releases Analysis of 'DIRECT' Proposal, Wired

"DIRECT's whole selling point is that it will be "faster"- i.e. that they could get to a first flight faster than Ares I. However with Ares I three years into the program, already at PDR (Preliminary Design Review) and with all contracts awarded, it is not credible that another program (given the same governmental procurement system) could "catch up" and launch first....

... Now if only Exploration Systems could get their responses to the technical questions people are asking from buried in their Exploration Systems->About->FAQ page to their front page so people don't have to go to NASAWatch to find a copy, that would really be a giant leap forward."

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