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SLS and Orion

Dennis Tito Is Drinking Too Much SLS Kool-Aid

By Keith Cowing
March 17, 2014
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The Spaceship to Everywhere, Dennis Tito, Huffington Post
“SLS and Orion give us so much more than technical capabilities. They will allow us to open deep space to all humankind, to expand human knowledge beyond our imagination, extend human experience out into the solar system, forge global partnerships for a better world and inspire humanity to dream of and achieve a better future. To not pursue SLS/Orion is to retreat from U. S. leadership in human space flight and watch China or Russia leave us behind as they and their partners benefit from unlocking the secrets of the solar system.”
Keith’s note: I find it to be utterly amazing that a guy who has made so much money can be so utterly clueless when it comes to the absurd cost realities of SLS. Show me the money, Dennis – for without it this truly is “the rocket to nowhere”. By the way, what ever happened to all of those millions you were going to put into the wholly private “Inspiration Mars”? Nothing but crickets so far. Is this another instance of ‘do as I say, not as I do’?

NASA Watch founder, Explorers Club Fellow, ex-NASA, Away Teams, Journalist, Space & Astrobiology, Lapsed climber.