>>10473318>Maybe the higherups themselves were complicit
Maybe. There should be an investigation into the entire project, or at least a study so that the mistake isn't repeated.>I don't know how such a slow, tedious and lethargic development was possible considering how relatively quickly it took Saturn V to be built
I have no idea either. I was growing up when NASA was promising a return to the moon, or a manned trip to Mars, yet it got delayed and canceled, only to be started again. It sort of gave me a jaded view on manned spaceflight. Sure I was happy about probes being sent, but I had accepted that I would be an old man before anything new happened in manned spaceflight. Good thing my opinion has changed since then, but I'm still somewhat frustrated over all of this.