To M. Helsdon:
RE: X-33 and VentureStar
Yeah, I remember both of those and the point is that they were cut --as you say, "mainly due to political will, or lack thereof." My point is that NASA has no intention of being a vanguard into space, and R&D resource, or anything else -- other than a jobs program for engineers and bureaucrats.
OK, so I'm more pessimistic than usual today.
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