I don't know if this has been posted, if so, mods please remove. Is anyone else here channeling their inner space geek with the soon to launch Artemis mission? I was a kid during the Apollo missions, and was just amazed with us going to the moon. This upcoming mission doesn't seem to be getting near the attention....I guess "we've been there"......... We're going back to the moon people! it's been 50, count them 50 years since we last went, much less stepped foot on it....this is cool!!! Can I get a "heck yeah"!!!! ??
Pretty sure I heard on TV that it has been delayed again due to the storm.27 Sept is the supposed new launch date....
SLS and the Boeing involvement has been about nothing more than keeping Shuttle contractors on the payroll. Those companies pay campaign contributions.Boeing’s involvement in this rocket is a complete failure. NASA has been a party to laundering money through this contract and the Starliner contract to Boeing. NASA has a thriving commercial partner that they could use for the entire mission. Instead they choose to waste time and money on an Apollo look alike. This entire mission seems to have come from the idea that there was money on the table that was being threatened to be lost so they gathered up all the extra parts and filled in the blanks with new hardware just to not lose what money had been appropriated. NASA left the space exploration business decades ago to concentrate on global warming because they felt that was where the money was. They need to stay in their chosen lane and let the new professionals worry about space.
A gun forum I used to belong to had a conspiratorial old gramp who swore up-and-down the only reason we hadn't gone back to the moon, is the new mission would discover the previous one never happened.