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[–] derram 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

https://archive.is/submit/ | https://vgy.me/f6ya7x.png :

NASA inspector says agency wasted $80 million on an inferior spacesuit | Ars Technica

'In fact, the report found that NASA essentially squandered $80.6 million on the Oceaneering contract before it was finally ended last year. '

'After this consideration, NASA awarded a $148 million contract to Oceaneering International, Inc. in 2009 to develop and produce such a spacesuit. '

'"The continuation of this contract did not serve the best interests of the agency’s spacesuit technology development efforts," the report states. ', "Moreover, the report found that many of NASA's in-house concepts and designs were ahead of those under the Oceaneering contract."

'Later that year, senior officials at the Johnson Space Center recommended canceling the Constellation spacesuit contract because the agency had its own engineers working on a new spacesuit and, well, NASA no longer had a clear need for deep-space spacesuits. '

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[–] Tancred 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Your bot broke. The archive.is link is wrong.

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[–] derram 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Huh, it shouldn't even be able to see that address with the way it's setup now.

Archive.is must'a lagged pretty hard.

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[–] Neinlife 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Letting the government award contracts is basically saying here lets spend 1000x as much for .0001 the results.

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[–] ElectroGypsy 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Space suits have always sucked. Terrible dexterity. I bet the future is VR drones or something.

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[–] GoogleHatesVoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

So Meeseeks? What stunned me was that the ISS is being retired in 2024. WTF! We spend all that effort lofting thousands of pounds into space and we just say, fuck it. It's old tech. Goddamn these liberals love to throw away things for the newest version. IPhone snowflakes.

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[–] Travisty 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

It's been "planned to retire" several times. They assume they won't be getting any more money and when they do they can extend the mission.

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[–] Tancred 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They'll just buy from SpaceX

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[–] Titus-of-Voat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The government squandered tax dollars? What!?

I love the reasoning. I believe that is the logic of why we keep making tanks the Pentagon does not want.

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[–] Fuzzychickens 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

We wazzz moon kangzz n sheeeeeit!

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[–] LyinRyinMore 6 points -3 points (+3|-6) ago 

WE have no suit that will ever go through the VAN ALLEN belt, hey Nasa- why didn't you just reverse engineer those spacesuits of tape and polyester the Astro-nots wore the last time they were at the moon huh? Fuck me, another black budget pay day.

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