- Mar 5, 2020
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- Eastern Shore, VA
Congress chose the motors?
Kinda doubt that .... instead they constrained the budget.
If they indeed mandated the engines, you would think they would have learned their lesson with the O-Rings..............
Stupid is as stupid does.....
Yes, congress mandated that the SLS recycle shuttle hardware, including the engines, in order to keep shuttle workers employed. NASA does not get a budget that it then gets to spend however it wants. Congress mandates how every dollar is spent.
The O-rings have nothing to do with the SSME. The O-rings that led to the Challenger incident were in the solid rocket boosters, and the problem is a solved one, whose solution is implemented on the SLS boosters. They are not relevant to the plumbing problems NASA is experiencing at the moment.