Originally Posted by kbd512
Umm... How many Apollo capsules were lost in flight?
How many orbiters were lost?
Spend more money and get a better product.
have no idea, but we were in the infancy of space flight and they were still learning. buy the time the shuttle came along, they had much more information and better equipment from time spent in space.
i wonder how many designs and ideas were scrapped in the quest to bring any one firearm to the market? for every product that makes it the consumer, the floors are littered with those that never see the light of day, because of cost, inefficiency to biuld, lack of technology, designs that won't work in practice, but look good on paper, and many other reasons.