- Parabolic Arc
- June 2, 2023
Results of the NASA is Not Nominal Poll
In a recent poll, Parabolic Arc’s readers had very strong opinions about why the U.S. space program is not nominal.
Congress: ‘enuf said topped the list with 121 votes. Although readers were not give the opportunity to explain why they thought the venerable was doing a bad job, it’s most likely that it has repeated refused to fully fund requests for NASA’s Commercial Crew Program.
Voters were not quite as critical of the Lack of White House leadership in space, which nonetheless came in third with 83 votes.
Just above that was Space Launch System: Deep Space Money Hole, with 89 votes.
Orion: a vehicle to nowhere garnered 56 votes or 31 percent of the total, indicating less criticism of that program than the rocket that will carry it into deep space.
NASA’s Lame ass Asteroid Retrieval Mission and No focus on return to the moon were tied for fifth place with 47 votes each, which represented 26 percent of the total vote.
Too many projects, too little money came in just below those two reasons with 46 votes.
Only eight voters believed that commercial crew is a dead end.
A big thank you to all those who voted. If you haven’t already done so, please vote in our current poll about Elon Musk’s fear of the upcoming Robocalypse.
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I would have called the SLS one SLS: 130 metric tonnes of pork.
Unfortunately they cut the funding for the 130 ton Block II, so it will be the 70 ton pork wagon to no where.
Congress all the way, they dictate NASA’s direction with their control of the checkbook and the confirmation process for the Administrator.