NASA has never landed a returned capsule or launcher onto a floating platform. Splashing into the water is a lot different to a "water landing".
It took only a few years to design, build, test and produce engines and launch vehicles to get us to the moon. 50 years later, with current technology, why should it take so long to build a...
"Just imagine the cost of buying the same fighter fleet twice because the first one didn't do the job".
That's precisely why countries are cancelling or scaling back their original...
"...meet time and price targets on anything but a tanker".
Boeing have already missed those targets haven't they? Price anyway.
You not only still get from A to B, but you also get 20-times the payload, and servicing is a tenth of the cost of the Lambo.