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Why the Space Shuttle sucks

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Astronomy

Why the Space Shuttle sucks is a clear explanation what's wrong with the Space Shuttle. In short : it was all about money cuts, which lead to a crappy design. Sounds familiar, isn't it ?

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The shuttle had plenty of funding. The inefficient design is due to Air Force requirements and needs back in 1970's. Still, many shuttle components can be used for future designs e.g. Main engines and life support systems. The shuttle was supposed to bring costs from $10,000 per pound to low earth orbit down to $1,000 per pound. Unfortunately, real costs increased to $15,000 per pound due mainly to the tiles needing attention after every flight. This shows you how awesome the government is at actually doing real stuff. NASA needs to be research only. Private companies can lead us into the future space era much more effectively