03 February 2010

On private space

It’s a good thing NASA didn’t exist from the nation’s founding, or Lewis & Clark’s canoe would have taken thirty years to build and contained strips of birch bark from 72 different Congressional districts.
Well, some people may claim it (the delay) would have been good for the locals and for the environment in the long run. I shall reserve judgment. The quoted, however, stands. I, too, believe in the ability of private initiative to speed up the space conquest. And getting these darn captain's chairs fit into a spaceship, after all.

Via C.G. Hill aka Dustbury.