Admittedly, a lot of my beliefs about private space companies is driven by the fact that I'm a GenXer who bought into all of NASA's promises from the '70s and '80s and feels supremely betrayed by the discovery of what a shitshow the Shuttle program was, and NASA culture in general.
@hs0ucy @kingu_platypus_gidora I have a big poster in my home office that's a cutaway view of an O'Neill colony that NASA commissioned. I bought that recently and it kind of feels like an acknowledgement that even though I feel betrayed by them they are still largely responsible for my love of space.
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