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

In a message dated 10/19/97 5:28:37 PM, lparker@cacaphony.net wrote:

>On Sunday, October 19, 1997 11:24 AM, KellySt@aol.com 
>[SMTP:KellySt@aol.com] wrote:
>> >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!
>> Kelly
>Unfortunately, it is likely to backfire in his face instead. As the update 
>intimated, it would be just too bad if everyone BUT the U.S. military had 
>cheap, quick access to space. Let's see, some two bit backwater country 
>highjacks a British Airways orbital cargo flight after sneaking a small (10 
>megatons or so) nuclear device aboard. After threatening Washington D.C. 
>with total annihilation if we don't pay them 100 billion or so we have to 
>"ask" for help from the British SAS since we declined to invest the money 
>to build our own military surface to orbit strike capability. Gee, how 
>Lee Parker

More likely the funding will be restored after he's shoved out of the way,