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Re: starship-design: FW: SSRT: Space Access Update no. 77 (fwd)

In a message dated 10/17/97 7:05:51 PM, lparker@cacaphony.net wrote:

>My own added comments:
>This is the one "backup" program that should not have been cut. It is not 
>just a crucial defense technology (even my six year old son understands the 
>importance of controlling the high ground) but it was the single program 
>outside of NASA's influence that seemed to have a chance of producing real, 
>beneficial technological advances. By cutting this program, for whatever 
>reasons, Hamre has just hamstrung America's chance to maintain its 
>technological lead in space research.
>Lee Parker
>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Chris W. Johnson [SMTP:chrisj@mail.utexas.edu]
>Sent:	Friday, October 17, 1997 12:43 PM
>To:	Single Stage Rocket Technology News
>Subject:	SSRT: Space Access Update no. 77 (fwd)
>Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 01:50:46 -0400 (EDT)
>From: NSS List Account <nsslists@world.std.com>
>To: DC-X <delta-clipper@world.std.com>
>Subject: Space Access Update #77  10/16/97 (fwd)
>Reply-To: delta-clipper@world.std.com
>                    Space Access Update #77  10/16/97
>                 Copyright 1997 by Space Access Society
>stories this issue:
> - Air Force "Spaceplane" Startup Funding Line-Item Vetoed


Just what we need, a DOD exec who wants to keep space access expensive and
rare for reasons of national security!