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Old August 24 2013, 06:43 PM   #20
publiusr
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Re: Europa moon Lander mission - science

I apologize for that. It is old history and goes way back. Ironically the hottest threads in Phil Plait's old bautforum-site are the Real Space forums--even more so than the Moon-Hoax-Believers.

The ugliest fight was between Korolov and Glushko, two actual Soviet Chief designers who had a beef over propellants. Then too, there was this previous history with Gulags, who ratted on whom, etc.

But it is good that people are passionate over spaceflight--it shows that people care. My beef with the poster above is that he--and others--want to put MSFC out of work. We are finally getting new life to a lot of Saturn test facilities and getting old infrastructure and capabilities back.

You would think people would be happy.

But we have enough negative male energy.

I am more interested in what you have to say. BTW One of my heros is Carolyn Porco: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolyn_Porco
http://www.parabolicarc.com/2008/04/...and-jj-abrams/

She wrote a wonderful article in supporting the now defunct Ares V:
http://www.wired.com/politics/law/ma...16-10/sl_porco
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/20/op...=2&oref=slogin&

The folks who are trying to kill SLS now are the same people that got that even more capable LV killed. And what is more--they were very, very, ugly to her.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...7912#msg847912

So I haven't had a lot of use for them for that reason alone.

She is, however, quite capable of fighting back:
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/ind...8427#msg848427

So her calls for larger LV growth to enable Europa missions are to be listened to--not belittled and ignored by the usual suspects.

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