Todd Henderson Writes About NASA’s Artemis Mission

On the 60th Aniversary of JFK’s Moon Shot, NASA Stumbles on New Rocket

This week, the sixtieth anniversary of President Kennedy’s decision to go to the moon, the rocket NASA hopes will take us back to the moon, the Artemis 1, idles on a Florida launchpad, plagued by technical problems.

Whether NASA’s newest and largest-ever rocket eventually flies, it will be a failure.

This is not just because private companies have built cheaper and better rockets. After all, for a lot less, NASA could simply buy its astronauts a ride on the Starship being developed by SpaceX.

The problem is that NASA chose a mission that it is not uniquely positioned to do.

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