CLEARANCE: Above Top Secret
- Jun 3, 2011
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That sounds like a lot but it's only 8 guys working for six months. Factor in overhead, test expenses (computer time, tunnel time, etc. and the costs for the people to run all that), management, etc. and that "almost a million" will evaporate like a snowflake on the sun. Not trying to be a downer (really) but I won't think we're serious until I see tens to hundreds of millions devoted to solving these problems. And hell, even that is probably lower than it needs to be.DSE said:Flyaway said:According to the info I posted yesterday in the SR-72 thread NASA has just funded LM with an amount a little shy of a million dollars to carry out study work into the propulsion technology they were suggesting for it.LowObservable said:DSE - The point being made was that AW&ST did not assert that the SR-72 was some capability being developed and tested in the black. The report was that it was a study that had some real work behind it. Sferrin called it mythical, which is incorrect in any sense of the word.
As for the AFA: At these events the speaker usually talks to reporters on the sidelines after the talk and Q&A. That's usually recorded by the reporters and the speaker's PA person.
My bad, been running on empty lately. I slipped a decimal point in memory. So that works out to under 4 man-years worth of effort.