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Space, Cuba and Deflategate: Letters

Space, Cuba and Deflategate: Letters

Space: Future, not past In the article "Space Florida ad campaign launches to attract tourists" in Friday's Sentinel, Frank DiBello of Space Florida states that "Too many people around the world think that America has mothballed its space program since the shuttle retired ..." I couldn't have said it better. Speaking as a former Rocketdyne engineer, these people around the world are right. Retiring the venerable space shuttles to museums after only 135 missions (Soyuz has flown over 1,700 missions for 48 years) was a classic and disgraceful example of shortsighted government policy-making in areas it doesn't understand. Changing horses in midstream is...

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