"Individuals pick up the space development torch"

Voglio segnalare questo interessante articolo, a firma di Sam Dinkin, apparso sul numero di questa settimana del noto “The Space Review”:


Un passaggio, a mio avviso, di rilievo:

I personally am more proud of my nation to have produced a SpaceX than an Ares 1. But prestige is in the eye of the beholder. The budget for Constellation is so big that it generated a cadre of sycophants. They nearly morphed Ares 1 and the rest of Constellation into something that generates prestige. Constellation almost changed from an object of worship by a cargo cult to a black hole that can only be measured in the media by its weight and spin.