Isn't it like 20 cents on the dollar cheaper for the private firms to be designing and building these? That is, less bureaucratic involvement from NASA.Watching this and impressed by the intelligence and ingenuity of people on a project like this and the incredible gifts and talents of scientific minds in juxtaposition to the stupidity, insanity and all out foolishness of so much going on in politics.
Rockets, satellites, etc. into space have taken a huge step forward as NASA has encouraged & incentivized joint ventures, not just contracts, with the private oompanies to participate and we currently live in a nation full of knuckleheads that want to go in the opposite direction (pun intended); have the gov't take over everything and eliminate private creativity and responsibility. Argh.