Join the Rebellion Listen to the Audio Version Bill Whittle Network · Bang Zoom! NASA Picks SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics for Lunar Lander
The private manned, for profit, space flight era gets its official launch on May 28, the date NASA and SpaceX have set to send Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in a Dragon capsule atop a Falcon 9 rocket.
President Trump wants NASA to get Americans back to the moon in five years. To heighten the urgency, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine — a Trump political appointee — fires William Gerstenmaier, a well-respected 42-year NASA veteran in charge of human space exploration. Will this sudden move light a fire under the bureaucracy, or did we just lose four decades of institutional knowledge jeopardizing our safe return to the lunar surface? Should NASA get our of the business of human space transportation?
Airbus cancels the gigantic A380 airliner, while Boeing 747 keeps going strong. SpaceX builds re-launchable rockets, while Arianespace makes them disposable to generate make-work jobs. The aerospace industry provides the perfect parable of how the the USA beats socialism every time.