Friday, December 12, 2014

768 Orion Size Space Colonization/Industrialization Projects Instead of Bank Bailouts

This is extremely cool. I heard a NASA spokesman say the only thing that keeps our nation from going faster is money. Now consider this.


The report states that development of SLS through its first flight in 2017, the ground systems for that effort, and the first two Orion flights in 2017 and 2021 are estimated by NASA to cost between $19-22 billion as follows: SLS, $7.7-8.6 billion; ground systems, $2.8-3.1 billion; and Orion., $8.5-10.3 billion. http://www.spacepolicyonline.com/news/gao-slams-nasas-cost-estimating-for-orion-sls US Government Bailout Guarantees $16.9 trillion Includes guarantees from US Treasury, Federal Reserve and other US government agencies.
http://www.usfederalbailout.com/

If I take the high number from NASA and use it to divide $16.9 trillion, I get 768 Orion projects. When I take that into consideration, and look back at what the Apollo program did for our nation, I see millions of jobs, accelerated advancement in technology, and a lot of sociological/economic problems solved.

So I have to ask, Why are we not building 768 Orion size space colonization/industrialization projects? If what is said here makes any sense to you, please spread the word about Space Expansion is better than Bank Bailouts.


PACIFIC OCEAN (Dec. 5, 2014) – Navy Divers, assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 11 (EODMU11) and Mobile Dive and Salvage Company 11‐7, recover NASA’s Orion Crew Module as part of the Orion Program’s first exploration flight test (EFT). USS Anchorage (LPD 23) is currently conducting the first exploration test flight for the NASA Orion Program. EFT-1 is the first at-sea testing of the Orion Crew Module using a Navy well deck recovery method. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Gary Keen/Released)