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SLS (Space Launch System) ancient, a truck, no better than 40 years ago



 
 
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Old September 14th 11, 06:00 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Rich[_1_]
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The Saturn V was virtually identical in-terms of carrying capacity,
size, etc. Why not just use a modded version of it and save BILLIONS
in dev. costs (except what is STEALS from the Shuttle design) for this
new one? Because they no longer have the complete specs for the
Saturn V!!!!

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Old September 14th 11, 07:05 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
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Default SLS (Space Launch System) ancient, a truck, no better than 40years ago

On Sep 14, 11:00*am, Rich wrote:
Because they no longer have the complete specs for the
Saturn V!!!!


But wasn't that Richard Nixon's fault, not NASA's fault?

Actually, they _do_ have the complete specs, they just don't have the
molds and tooling.

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Old September 14th 11, 10:14 PM posted to sci.astro.amateur
Rich[_1_]
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On Sep 14, 2:05*pm, Quadibloc wrote:
On Sep 14, 11:00*am, Rich wrote:

Because they no longer have the complete specs for the
Saturn V!!!!


But wasn't that Richard Nixon's fault, not NASA's fault?


Congress, I think.

Actually, they _do_ have the complete specs, they just don't have the
molds and tooling.


Just as bad.
 




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