Matt works at United Flight Systems where I was taking flying lessons pre-Covid lockdowns. He had heard that we were planning to go to the moon in 2024 from me, but was kind of aware that this is the direction that NASA was heading.
He is a little skeptical of the 2024 timeframe. “Governments move at different speeds” and he agrees that programs like the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) where companies figure out how to deliver a service that NASA buys has the potential to make things faster and cheaper.
Matt is excited to see NASA have ambitious goals. He wants to see them do something inspiration. Something difficult. Something that advances all of us. Government wastes so much money. It would be better for them to do something that inspires.