Wednesday, August 27, 2003

Cancel the shuttle program: That's what says after reading the report from the CAIB on the Challenger accident. Money quote:
"NASA is already preparing to repeat its unacceptable response after the first Shuttle tragedy: shuffling around the same managers, firing no one, pretending to reform, and then doing the same old things," Tumlinson pointed out. "This is as unacceptable as it is predictable! The White House and Congress must demand NASA do more than just rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic."
I'm certainly inclined to agree that private enterprise could do a more effective job of exploring and exploiting outer space for its many treasures. NASA is another federal bureaucracy that needs an overhaul. Wouldn't this be a great place for a small government politician to start?

Link via Rand Simberg, who's covering the issue in depth.

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