Grado de dificultad: 3 (for the idiom)
A “bold” announcement
Vice-president Pence is upset …
It came out of the blue. After deciding to create a “Space Force”, Aliens-style, vice president Pence just demanded for the NASA to send American astronauts to the moon. This was reported in the following article:
We already know that the acting US government officials do not bother with facts or reality, and that they are getting “emotionals”, these days (note: in a recent conference in Europe, Mr Pence, when trying to sheer up his commander in chief, received a hostile silence instead).
So, part of this pouting can be read this way.
… With Boeing
But this is not the only problem Boeing is struggling with.
Other are luckier, or better
A success, at last
That is a very good question to which Boeing’s big guys will have to answer, and it smells bad. Seen that way, this looks like an end of contract, publicly announced by Mr. vice-president.
5 Years, a bit short
There are, once again two way to read the brat-like crisis showed by Mr Pence.
On the other end, the notion of lobby is a key one with American administrations. This could mean that either Elon Musk (SpaceX) or Jeff Bezos (Blue Origin) (… actually Elon Musk seems more likely these days…) made some promises in that direction.
If it is the case, we strongly hope that the people who would promise that, are already working on it for a while, because 5 years is a terribly short time if they have to start now.
We, TMN nerdy dwarves, will add a comment to it: setting an unrealistic goal that would put in danger the life of far more valuable people than Mike Pence is not a proof of leadership.
USA is not alone…
Yes, Mr vice-president, you know that, don’t you? Others will go to the moon, more or less at the same time you plan to send people there.
If this is only an “Ego” challenge (no one is saying that the American government suffers such a pathetic mental disease), be aware that this will only cost you more, for an illusory victory.
A victory that Mr Pence will not even enjoy: there is an election in a little bit more than one year.