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Posted by: Ekkehard Augustin - Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:22 am
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Post Fundamental errors diagnosted   Posted on: Tue Jul 25, 2006 10:22 am
The article "NASA Vision Plans Doomed, Space Advocacy Group Reports" ( www.space.com/news/060724_cev_needsrevision.html ) is quoting the Space Frontier Foundation who did a study about the VSE.

The article states that the
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... Crew Launch Vehicle (CLV)—a solid-rocket booster design
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now escalating in cost— ...
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The Foundation - quoted again and again - says:
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Over the past 30 months, NASA has made fundamental errors in its implementation of President George W. Bush’s Vision for Space Exploration enunciated in January 2004. There is urgent need, the Space Frontier Foundation’s white paper states, to force NASA to decisively transform its relationship with the private sector.
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Furthermore the article says that
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The 18-page policy white paper recommends that the White House and Congress should specify, as a matter of policy and/or law, that NASA cannot develop, build, own or operate a new vehicle for crew or cargo missions to the International Space Station or to other parts of low Earth orbit. For those missions, NASA must buy a service from U.S. companies.


Furthermore, the study counsels that the U.S. government should immediately transfer two-to-three billion dollars from the CEV and CLV efforts to pay for an additional round of what the group sees as a now under-funded Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.


According to the article the Foundation does NOT say that the whole program should be cancelled:
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Spotlighted in the study is a call to stop work on the CEV Block 1 which is designed for missions to the International Space Station. That function can be handed over to private space firms. NASA should focus on the CEV Block 2 that is specifically targeted for Moon and beyond exploration goals.


But [quote]The current NASA architecture of spacecraft and boosters to put in place a space vision of exploration is not going to happen, Tumlinson advised. “It’s going to collapse of its own weight. What I worry about is that it’s going to take science down with it … going to take down all the other possibilities at the same time…it is politically unsustainable and is technically off the rails.â€


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Post    Posted on: Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:57 am
In between the news resulted in an article under www.welt.de too and it's likely that it has been incorporated into the printed version "Die Welt" also. They are referring to an organization called "The Space Advocacy Group" but this will be a normal error simply - they are quoting Tumlinson which is correct.

So NASA's errors are becoming internationally known.

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Post    Posted on: Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:36 pm
I think more of NASA than SFF. They are the enemy of spaceflight.

Some replies to Tumlinson:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inside_ksc/message/13351
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/inside_ksc/message/13350

Do we really want to leave humanities space future in the hands of men like these?


http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/ar ... Mar25.html

Last week, a federal judge declined to release Anderson on bail, saying he might flee the country. Prosecutors noted his multiple identities -- "Mark Roth, William Prospero, Robert Zzylch, Robert Zzyllick, R. Langer, Rangor Danksjold and Dr. Paul Anderson." They also cited his collection of books about altering an identity, including "Poof! How to Disappear and Create a New Identity" and "The ID Forger." And they pointed out that he has connections around the globe.


I'll take Griffin, thank you--not a pack of frauds.


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