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Re: NASA Maps Out Cheaper Route to the Moon
Posted by: Seth Borenstein 2009-07-01 18:30:05
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Like a car salesman pushing a luxury vehicle that the customer no longer can afford, NASA has pulled out of its back pocket a deal for a cheaper ride to the moon. It won't be as powerful, and its design is a little dated. Think of it as a base-model Ford station wagon instead of a tricked-out Cadillac Escalade. Officially, the space agency is still on track with a 4-year-old plan to spend $35 billion to build new rockets and return astronauts to the moon in several years. However, a top NASA manager is floating a cut-rate alternative that costs around $6.6 billion.

Analogy is a little dated
Posted by: MitchH 2009-07-01 18:34:32 In reply to: Seth Borenstein
The analogy "...a base-model Ford station wagon..." is a little dated. At the moment, Ford does not have such a vehicle and I don't think they have had one for quite some time.
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