Space Station Blues
Jeff Foust captures the views of some space experts who met last week on a panel to chew on The trouble with space stations. It wasn't pretty . . .
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It’s always easier to draw these things than to build them.
National Air and Space Museum historian
My argument [is] that’s it’s the sheer magnitude of the task.
NASA’s Johnson Space Center (engineer, worked on both Freedom and ISS)
I really think that we have taken on an incredible challenge here.
Formerly NASA’s associate administrator for science
The problem I have seen with the space station is that the requirements are constantly in motion.
NASA Watch (who worked at NASA’s space station program office)
We have the wrong people working the wrong system doing the wrong job the wrong way and for the wrong reason.
Space Frontier Foundation co-founder
ITAR has to be changed.
We don’t need a space station to go to the Moon.
Space Adventures, vice president of the orbital space flight program