Is it me, or is there something obvious missing from this article?
So, Constellation will be delayed because budget problems are holding back Orion? To 2015, you say? When LM proposed to have it ready in 2012?
I’m sure then that all that hallway talk I’ve been hearing about development delays on Ares I, which had pushed it’s availability for Orion out to 2014 the last I heard, have nothing whatever to do with it. It’s all Orion’s fault — it has to be, I mean, what could possibly be wrong with Mike’s Stick?
I mean, aside from the fact that it’s actually the tall pole in getting Orion into service, and that it’s sucking up a whole lot of money that could otherwise be used to keep Orion on schedule.
Good thing I’m getting valuable experience from this program. It’ll come in handy when Griffin cancels Orion to preserve the funding for Ares I…