NASA’s $349 million monument to its drift

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  1. Stan Beeman

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/12/15/nasas-349-million-monument-to-its-drift/

    In June, NASA finished work on a huge construction project here in Mississippi: a $349 million laboratory tower, designed to test a new rocket engine in a chamber that mimicked the vacuum of space.

    Then, NASA did something odd.

    As soon as the work was done, it shut the tower down. The project was officially “mothballed” — closed up and left empty — without ever being used.

    The result was that NASA spent four more years building something it didn’t need. Now, the agency will spend about $700,000 a year to maintain it in disuse.
     
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    On the surface its an unused NASA rocket thingy.
    Belowground its a secret law enforcement time travel facility :grad:


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    the o is a d
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    merry kwanza lemmy
     
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    Nada mucho
     
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    What do they care? It isn't their money.:facepalm:
     
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    I wish our inefficient and corrupt gov't was in a vacuum.
     
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    at least Schmoopy read the article
     
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    A Dyson?
     
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    It's just a rounding error to them in our 1.2 trillion :quote:budget:quote:.