Tuesday, April 29, 2008

This Won't Hurt a Bit.

Remember that nurse in grade school that made you pull down your shorts for a shot? Remember how you think she did it, not to make you feel better, but because she wanted to enjoy in your terror. You know the one...

The "nurses" building Orion would derive the same sense of pleasure, pulling down the shorts of the Emperor, if he had any. You know they would have a small grin on their face as they reach around to calm him down, just before sticking the red hot poker of an increased price tag in front of him.

$3,000,000,000.00

That's what the Nurse Karas has his team preparing to ask for right now. Subcontractors are being asked to providing support for their claims of increased cost, as is the internal team that has been collecting new requirements from the minions, waiting for this day. With the Russians' Soyuz problems, COTS delays, and the Chinese knocking at the door, what better time to go in asking for a handout?

The Emperor has been telling Congressfolk that $2,000,000,000.00 would pull in the schedule of Orion to 2013. We're guessing now, that even if that $2,000,000,000.00 magically appeared, the new price tag means that Orion just slipped to 2016. And if the other funds, don't appear?

"Bend over and take it like a man, son..."

7 comments:

RayGun said...

So much for Simple and Soon, least it will be Safe.

Marc said...

Very safe indeed, staying on the ground forever.

kT said...

Finally the rubes are starting to crack :

http://www.nasawatch.com/archives/2008/04/things_are_gett_1.html#more

under the crushing weight of the worlds dumbest rocket.

Anonymous said...

New Acronym:
BOE = Bend Over Emperor

Anonymous said...

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5i-QfF3p20EgsorxbMHNwJa5T2RLgD90CF0605 Guess the Emperor had his bases covered.

Anonymous said...

From your perch in the belly of the beast, can you confirm that Griffin has these new numbers for Orion? How much of these increases are tied to trying to get the bird to fly on an unsuitable launch vehicle? Also, has Mr. Handley developed his numbers and schedule yet for flying Orion on the Atlas V as is rumored?

Rocket Man said...

The contractor has asked all of its subs to develop new BOEs to submit to the Emperor. The rumored number is on the order of $3B. Thats just to bring Orion, as bid, up to the spec NASA has now negotiated with the contractor.