Of diamond planets and NASA

Taking a break from Chretien's highjinks at the AdScam Inquiry, some space stuff coming on...

Think about the gold rush. Now think diamond rush. Pretty cool eh? Too bad we don't have a diamond planet somewhere close to home. Talk about economic incentive for space exploration...

Just to explain to all of you that don't know, I'm not a big fan of NASA here. I used to be a big fan, but I've come to the conclusion that the only way that regular people will go into space is if the private sector gets there.

That's why I'm excited about this. This could have a profound effect on the commercial launch market. NASA is kind of like the CBC of the Aerospace marketplace. Why does the federal government own a launch system like the Space Shuttle when it can easily contract out launches to private launch systems that are at half the cost?

Tip o' the hat to the Curmudgeons.

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