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Senators Urge USAF to Get Moving on New Rocket Engine

March 19, 2015

Members of the august body that annually fails to pass a budget on time and dawdles on other important legislation are upset with the U.S. Air Force for taking too much time to develop an entirely new rocket engine from scratch.

Source: www.parabolicarc.com

A couple of senators seem to think that they can pass a law and thereby force the universe to bend the laws of physics to comply with it. Can you just pick a deadline of say, 2019, and thereby bring about the development and qualification of a powerful rocket engine within that time-frame? I sure wouldn’t want to ride a rocket that was built to be complete and operational by an arbitrary short deadline. The shuttle was in development for years and in operation for decades, but still contained deadly flaws.

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