They could take a lesson from the Sherman tanks in WW2
Small , easy to maintain, easy to mass produce.
No match for a German Tiger , but produced in such overwhelming quantities as to...
They always ask in those surveys...Person you would most like to meet.
That would be Elon Musk
Our Edison of the 21st Century
He is young and there is no telling what he will...
Musk has passengers that want to do a lunar orbit.
He says they know the risk and they do, so rather than cautious baby steps with unmanned capsules... full speed ahead.
Because they had to vacillate and wring their hands while (so far ) getting 2 replacements that can't do 1/2 the same job while costing billions of dollars
From wiki Read and weep for...
Not to mention they need some way to keep the lights on . I don't believe they have ever done it for "fun". If you go back to the 40's and 50's the ads were the front cover