On 2002-11-07 01:31, JayUtah wrote:
I will reveal the purpose of the question when I accumulate enough answers. I can't really delve into it right now without tainting the results.
As for the applicability, who do you think built all that wonderful Apollo hardware? Do you think NASA built it? No -- it was built by contractors such as North American
Aviation, Grumman Aerospace, Boeing, and many others. These corporations acquired and held the expertise for making space vehicles. Their work is central and indispensable to the space program.