By W. Kay
Over the final 20 years, a twin of the U.S. house application has develop into heavily tarnished. Its difficulties have ranged from giant fee overruns to critical application delays to catastrophic challenge mess ups. the gap software, as soon as the main well-liked image of yank clinical and technological preeminence, now turns out yet another instance of presidency bumbling, extravagance, and waste. during this learn, Kay examines the hot difficulties of the distance application and reveals that NASA's mess ups, like its prior successes, are eventually traceable to the best way the yankee political process operates. Asking can democracies fly in space?, the writer means that the conventional workings of democratic politics really exacerbates these very gains of area projects—size, rate, and complexity—that make their improvement so tricky within the first place.
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Can Democracies Fly in Space?: The Challenge of Revitalizing the U.S. Space Program by W. Kay