NASA: A Fly Trapped In Bureaucratic Amber

Analysis: NASA flails as forces pull on it from all directions, Orlando Sentinel

"Our civil space agency has decayed from Kennedy's and Reagan's visions of opening a new frontier to the point where it's just a jobs program in a death spiral of addiction and denial, with thousands of honest innovators trapped inside like flies in bureaucratic amber," said space-policy consultant James Muncy. ... In a letter to Congress last week, NASA all but threw up its hands -- telling lawmakers that it could not build the "heavy-lift" rocket and capsule Congress wants on the budget and schedule it demands."

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