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To: RadioAstronomer
48 - "Any NASA project is now a make work program, and most, starting with the shuttle, were/are designed to impact at least 75 congressional districts, in order to guarantee funding.
Pure codswallop."

Apparently you don't know much about it, and how the funding and design structuring comes into being. Nor do you know much about $3 o-rings sold to NASA for $300, or 1 inch sheet metal screws sold to NASA for $89, or pieces of butcher block paper sold to NASA for $100, after putting a part number on them.
50 posted on 12/09/2003 3:01:52 AM PST by XBob
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To: XBob
Apparently you don't know much about it, and how the funding and design structuring comes into being. Nor do you know much about $3 o-rings sold to NASA for $300, or 1 inch sheet metal screws sold to NASA for $89, or pieces of butcher block paper sold to NASA for $100, after putting a part number on them.

You are correct. I have never been exposed to these particular figures. Again, I was never on the funding end of the Shuttle. Most of my work was with interplanetaries or future Shuttle mission design.

59 posted on 12/09/2003 7:18:51 AM PST by RadioAstronomer
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