Palazzo + NPOESS; NASA downsizing; SpaceX vs HEFT

Jeff Foust comments on Palazzo’s Stennis tour and on management problems with the NPOESS weather satellite program: Briefs: Palazzo visits Stennis, recalling NPOESS missteps – Space Politics. === NASA project employment appears to those on the ground to be decreasing: NASA Downsizing, Layoffs, RIFs – === Jon Goff suggests there are good reasons to be skeptical that NASA will follow the industry suggestions (see page 38 in this presentation-pdf) that would lead to an affordable new launch vehicle: Amusing Observation: SpaceX and HEFT Report Page 38 – Selenian Boondocks.

Update: See comment here from Jon.


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