With the recent disasters in the privatized industry of space exploration, Chris Moore was joined on his show by Professor Karl Grossman to help shed some light on the issue. Grossman is the professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College of New York. He is the author of the book, “The Wrong Stuff: The Space Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet” and he just wrote a piece entitled, “Privatizing Space Travel When Spaceships Explode”.
Moore asked him how corporations are being able to cash in on the privatization of space travel despite of all of the mistakes that have been made in the past. “Just consider this rocket that exploded two weeks back. It was a fiery explosion and it turned out that the rocket was using 1960’s Soviet Rockets.” “We’re talking about a multi-million dollar launch and they’re using these old engines. I mean, they were obviously trying to cut corners, save a buck and they got themselves 50 rocket engines that don’t work.”
Listen to a segment of the interview below.