In hindsight, NASA would have been better off keeping the Shuttles flying for another decade. Wouldn't have cost anymore than SLS development, and instead of a launcher obsolete on debut we could have segued directly to Crew Dragon, Starship, etc. with no gap!

Image is a NASA photo of STS-133 lift-off; February 24, 2011.

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