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Baseless Smear Article: "Opinion: Despite Boozer’s claims NewSpace needs NASA"

1 Aug 2015, 01:32 UTC
Baseless Smear Article: "Opinion: Despite Boozer’s claims NewSpace needs NASA"
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Article by Jason Rihan here at Spaceflight Insider: http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/editorial/opinion-newspace-needs-nasa-know/First inaccuracy:"Despite Boozer’s claims, NewSpace needs NASA"Fact:I never said NewSpace doesn't need NASA and have never believed that.Another whopper:"... would be wise to tamp down the “defund NASA” rhetoric"????Where did he get the nutty idea that I want to defund NASA? I have made it plain numerous times that what I and most other anti-SLS advocates really want is for NASA to not be milked by pork-barrel politicians. Defunding of NASA is the last thing I want."The refrain employed by Boozer that NASA didn’t “want” SLS – bears little resemblance with what these officials have stated repeatedly."OK, I did say NASA didn't want SLS. It is Rihan's following claim here that is patently false. An article by me with links embedded in its text that lead to documents backing up my assertion can be found here: http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2532/1Rihan states, "NASA should serve as a pathfinder, with commercial companies taking over operations that NASA has left behind."A true statement, but not in the way he means. As I have always stated, NASA indeed should be the pathfinder developing new cutting edge technologies with the commercial companies doing the stuff that has been so tried-and-true ...

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