Even the ISS is, at best, a shadow of what it was supposed to have been. The problem is that the nation is no longer capable of looking beyond 2-4 years ahead. I know my dad gets constantly frustrated by government/military projects because everything has to be renegotiated every single year. It's a miracle when they actually go from the drawing board to the actual production. It's a cold day in hell when they actually produce the numbers that they intended to. And the entire universe s**ts itself when the government actually considers ahead of time the need to actually sustain the fleet.
"Don't confuse facts with reality."
-Robert D. Ballard
Last edited by Akula2ssn : 08-21-2012 at 03:52 PM.