Friday, 10 February 2017

Another Victim Of The Economic System

When NASA mothballed its space program due to costs everyone turned to Russia to get our astronauts into Space but now that the plant that makes the rockets has been temporarily shut down, we seem to have a bit of a problem getting off the ground. 
The only way to get astronauts to the International Space Station is on the back of Russian rockets, but the plant where these launch vehicles are made has stopped production after an unmanned ISS supply ship called Progress MS-04 blew up  six minutes after blast-off.
Roscosmos, the Russian state-owned corporation which made the Soyuz rockets that launched Progress MS-04, said the engines contained a number of defective components due to excessive cost-cutting at the company's plant forced engineers to select cheaper materials which offering less heat resistance over more expensive precious metals.
British astronaut, Tim Peake, may have to rethink his plans to return to the ISS in 2019 as one of the most important aspects of mankind becomes yet another victim of this rotten economic system we are lumbered with.


Anonymous said...

Remember that the rotten system is what allowed societies the extra wealth to waste on space exploration in the first place.

Also, the Russians failed under this system BUT also failed under the alternative system that you advocate.

The US is not finished with space exploration. Some technology advances are needed before heading to Mars. Space travel in the meantime is a waste. Your beloved government control of everything would not use common sense and would keep launching because greed isn't removed by government it is disguised as waste. Nothing wasted money more than government. Nothing.

Falling on a bruise said...

Space exploration is a waste?? So how successful is the capitalism model when you are 20 trillion in debt or do you consider that a success?