Delta IV to Discontinue if EELV'a merge

Reports are surfacing at www.usspacenews.com that Boing is considering canceling the Delta IV should a EEELV merger take place.
This would leave the Atlas 5 and the future CLV as the means to LEO. One positive possibility is that SpaceX will create the Falcon 9. Which fills the gap the Delta's demise would create and at a much lower price tag.
Those of you modeling the Delta's get you data now before she haw pass into the past. For Rocketdyne the push will be to fly the RS-69 as a second stage engine on the CLV or as a cluster on the new Moon booster. Seems the SSME is pretty expensive to fly as a throwaway engine and NASA is looking for a lower cost option.
Dave Ketchledge
PS Home Land Security should not be part of our lives unless we fly on commerical aircraft. This President and his Dad did more damage to the electric power industry thru the creation of Enron than most of you know. Deregulation created the S&L mess, the airline industry mess, and cost Illinois half its nuclear power work force. In the end Excelon got a whole lot bigger.
So after all this deregulation junk brtought toi us by the conservatives and thier lobbyist buddies I'm voting them out of office. Mr. Rove and Condilissa can pack thier bags. I'd rather see General Powell and John McCain in office. Why.... because they are VETERAN's and have a real sense of honor , duty and country. This sitting idot in the White House has been the worst I have seen since LBJ. Keep it up Pat Robertson, you are the absoulte proof that religon and government are a bad mix. I want my daugthers to have the same RIGHTS that I have and to know SCIENCE. LLets face it the Asian and Germans hav3e a better school system then we do and as a society press strongly on technology, do you think China will be different, I doubt that. The choices we make today effect this country 20-30 years into the future. And I fail to see the conservatives as being well balanced. In Pat's case ,fanatical.
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I'm sure you miss the irony of calling someone an idiot using grammar and spelling below the 5th grade level.
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Don't paint all conservatives with the same brush. I'm sure all liberals are not socialist pacifists. Personally I think religion and science are compatible. I have no problem with evolution. I don't have a problem with most of the big-bang theory. Time zero is still a bit puzzling. I would rather my kids be exposed to different ideas and teach them to question "conventional wisdom". That means understanding all sides of issues like abortion, creationism, and personal responsibility. At some point they're going to make up their own minds anyway. The best I can do is give them the skills to make an educated decision instead of a purely emotional one. But exposing children to religions is very scary to some people. One of the best courses I took in High School was "religions of the world". It concentrated on the similarities instead of the differences. Too bad that concept is not very popular today. But it is something I hope my children will learn to appreciate. Oh, and I've taught them how to spell check their email ;-)
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Correction: That would be an "idot", whatever that may be.

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On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 16:27:29 -0500, Tweak

And finally, after years of careful observation:

*Somebody* finally dropped the "e" from Boeing...
I was really hoping Shecter, or Bloom would do it...
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After the latest performance, Tod said....

To which I replied ... "They don't work on pilot series."
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snipped-for-privacy@weinerboy.org says...

Boing. Has a certain springiness to it, does it not? Or is that a relative of Bing and Bong? Perhaps their offspring?
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Oh no, you are mistaken. They dropped the "o" from the end of "Boingo".
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Your an 'idot', well that explains things

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I think the word you're looking for is "you're", not your.
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RocketEngineer wrote:

Let's see, 30 years ago Jimmy Carter was elected President. You may be on to something. It's all Carter's fault.
In 1981 as the country was pulling out of the economic disaster known as the Carter Administration I was taking a U.S. Government course in college taught by a flaming liberal professor. She claimed that it takes 4 to 6 years for a President to have any effect on the economy or society. The 70's were all Nixon and Ford's fault while the improving conditions during the early 80's was Mr. Carter's to claim. That makes most of the last 4 years Clinton's fault. Certainly the Dot Com implosion was.
Or perhaps what she meant to say is it takes 4 to 6 years for a Democrat to have any effect while a Republican can screw things up immediately.
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Or maybe they all get more credit / blame than they deserve.
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