Embedded Systems Conference
Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
Duane Benson
User Rank
Author
re: The Ugly Truth behind SpaceX and Dragon...
Duane Benson   6/4/2012 8:21:58 PM
NO RATINGS
There is a long tradition of agencies like NASA spinning technology off to private industry. That's part of why they are there. NASA is public property. The politicians that fool us are the one's that try to keep NASA doing tasks that are better suited to private industry so that they (the politicians) can send inflated contracts to companies that don't deserve them. Orbital transport isn't exactly low-tech, but it's probably gone about as far as it can as a publicly funded activity. I'm with Frank. NASA should be exploring the solar system and performing research.

old account Frank Eory
User Rank
Author
re: The Ugly Truth behind SpaceX and Dragon...
old account Frank Eory   5/31/2012 10:36:21 PM
NO RATINGS
In a perfect world, a world without historic deficit spending, NASA would have the budget to do everything. In the real world, I prefer to see NASA focus its limited resources on exploration -- and leave the trucking business to private enterprise.

Robotics Developer
User Rank
Author
re: The Ugly Truth behind SpaceX and Dragon...
Robotics Developer   5/31/2012 2:15:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I for one am not happy about the shift away from NASA's mission. I would welcome private space efforts but did not want to see the NASA programs gutted. The advances of technology and opportunity that space provides the nation will now be lost to private entities, possibly unfriendly ones.

ibm221
User Rank
Author
The Ugly Truth behind SpaceX and Dragon...
ibm221   5/31/2012 12:38:49 AM
NO RATINGS
Today (July 22), NASA is expected to begin issuing layoff notices to about 3,200 contractors, agency officials have said. http://www.space.com/12391-space-shuttle-program-nasa-workers-layoffs.html If NASA is a private corp, they will hold all IP and sell their own rockets and keep their employee. but now they give out IP and layoff their employee, isn't these ugly? you all are just being fooled by your politicians, again. it always cost more to r&d the 1st new product, you know why indian generic drug are so much cheaper than US? r&d cost !!! what obama did is steal the IP from hard working NASA folks and hand over it free to Musk. Now guess what will happen next... layoff .. thousands of NASA employee who has labored their life for this. It's just like someone steal the IP from Pfizer and give it to someone else to offer you cheap viagra. Is this what you all excited about?



Most Recent Comments
rfetik
 
tb100
 
David Ashton
 
junko.yoshida
 
David Ashton
 
Bert22306
 
Ashot Avetisyan
 
sixscrews
 
Wilco1
Radio
NEXT UPCOMING BROADCAST

Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.

Brought to you by

July 16, 1pm EDT Thursday
IoT Network Shoot Out
Top Comments of the Week
Flash Poll
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Special Video Section
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
Active balancing of series connected battery stacks exists ...
After a four-year absence, Infineon returns to Mobile World ...
A laptop’s 65-watt adapter can be made 6 times smaller and ...
An industry network should have device and data security at ...
The LTC2975 is a four-channel PMBus Power System Manager ...
In this video, a new high speed CMOS output comparator ...
The LT8640 is a 42V, 5A synchronous step-down regulator ...
The LTC2000 high-speed DAC has low noise and excellent ...
How do you protect the load and ensure output continues to ...
General-purpose DACs have applications in instrumentation, ...
Linear Technology demonstrates its latest measurement ...
10:29
Demos from Maxim Integrated at Electronica 2014 show ...
Bosch CEO Stefan Finkbeiner shows off latest combo and ...
STMicroelectronics demoed this simple gesture control ...
Keysight shows you what signals lurk in real-time at 510MHz ...
TE Connectivity's clear-plastic, full-size model car shows ...
Why culture makes Linear Tech a winner.
Recently formed Architects of Modern Power consortium ...
Specially modified Corvette C7 Stingray responds to ex Indy ...