Did you hear who just got selected as the new head of Exploration Systems Mission Directorate at NASA? None other than your friendly Shaft-shill, Scott Horowitz. Though I’m not entirely sure how the heirarchy at NASA is currently organized, the fact that Centennial Challenges is run out of ESMD doesn’t seem to bode well. I’m sure Scott will make sure that the Innovative Programs NASA has been talking about will get plenty of money and attention. After all, since those alt.space commercial projects like commercial ISS resupply aren’t on the critical path, their funding can’t possibly be considered expendable when the Shaft goes over budget, right? I mean, I’m sure that Scott would rather see his company’s vehicle only used for VSE. No interest whatsoever in those ISS resupply and crew transfer missions.
No conflict of interest here. Nope, none at all. Nothing to see people. These aren’t the noids you were looking for. Move along.