Jun 292014
 

A propaganda video by Boeing on their CST-100 space capsule:

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 Posted by at 11:38 am
  • Anonymous

    Ah yes, Boeing. The company that got its start from cribbed German aircraft designs, has evolved into a Leviathan that gets paid handsomely for reinventing the wheel (multiple times!), crafting CGI infomercials, and funding politicians. True genius at work.

  • se jones

    Ah yes, the great American aerospace company who’s product has saved the US balance of trade from being completely in the crapper for decades, one 787 being worth about 16 THOUSAND Toyota compact cars.
    The Boeing company got its start building sea planes around 1916.
    If Boeing was half as good at “funding politicians” as you think, they wouldn’t be stuck with the
    International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.

    Oh, and you’re an idiot.

    • Anonymous

      Granted, I just wish Boeing applied the same IR&D and entrepreneurial instincts to space as they do to airliners. With a modicum of foresight and vision, Boeing could have been in SpaceX’s place instead of on the verge of being shut down by them.

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. Space advocates have been given short shrift for years.

    • Anonymous

      Yes, I was an idiot to do business with them. I’ve owned and operated a small manufacturing company since 1987. My customers are international, mostly government, education, and aerospace. Boeing awarded a contract and then made a mistake that cost me $60K, their buyer admitted it, but refused to do the right thing. Their legal people dared me to sue them knowing full well that it would cost far more than I could recover. Assholes top to bottom. I’d rather deal with the Sicilian mob – they have a higher standard of ethics.

      Was my piss-ant contract/screwing an outlier? Total the fines Boeing has coughed up for their misdeeds over the past decade and report back with breathless fanboi optimism.