Google, the Moonrovers Prize was MY
Ares-1 can't fly
underside-LAS-like NASA "MLAS"
ONE YEAR ago I've proposed MY idea of newLAS
in this (february 10, 2007) "underside-LAS"
I've posted my suggestion on several Space forums and blogs.
you can read in my article, the "underside-LAS"
design has many advantages vs. the old, standard,
"Apollo-like" tower-LAS since my LAS is SIMPLER,
LIGHTER and VERY MUCH SAFER.
Then, in december
2007, NASA has proposed the "MLAS"
(Max Launch Abort System)
as a possible
tower-LAS alternative, and (of course...) they say that have "invented" it in 2006...
but there is NO "MLAS"
in the ESAS plan, nor
any PUBLIC evidence of it, nor any 2006 news, nor any 2006 article, nor any
pdf document on the
NASA websites... NOTHING.
seems there is only a sketch on a napkin hand-made
by Mr. Griffin
in 2006 (a fact that could be easy to evidence, doing the "carbon-14" test to the
Griffin's napkin...) of an SM "SIDE-LAS" (something like the Kliper's SIDE-LAS) that's
(also) a VERY
BAD IDEA since
it needs TWO
times the propellents (and has TWO
times the weight) of a tower-LAS and over THREE
times the propellents (with THREE
times the weight!)
of MY "underside-LAS".
like "invented it before", "developed internally", "already thought",
etc. (said months or years AFTER
my articles...) are going to be a classic with my ideas...
what's really curious and funny, is that LOTS of
"experts" have written critics and insults against me in the past months, explaining
"how much" and "why" my new idea of LAS was (clearly)
not feasible nor a good engineering choice, bad, heavy,
etc. etc. etc. while, NOW that a similar idea (but NOT SO GOOD
like MY idea!)
is proposed by NASA, everybody take it seriously ...or are silent...
they should (at least) call this study the "Marano
Launch Abort System". :)