But inside big government entities like NASA, they instead had an astronaut put on diapers...Private sector divorces are much less damaging..
People go nuts in both public and private worlds, and as for Private sector divorces being less damaging, I give you the Dodgers: http://news.yahoo.com/ex-wife-wants-...142907650.html
Now you mentioned Vought and other companies. They are gone, but the Air Force (sadly) remains. The tanker contract scandal shows how much Boeing is in bed with the USAF, as is ULA in general, much to Musk's disgust.
In the past, where polarization was less than now, we had the best of both worlds.
Kelly Johnson got money from Uncle Sam, but was allowed a free hand.
Everyone has more hoops to go through now--public and private.