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Akin's 39th Law

Edited: December 20, 2019 (v0.0.2)

Akin’s 39th Law states,

Any exploration program which “just happens” to include a new launch vehicle is, de facto, a launch vehicle program.

Which is alternatively formulated as,

The three keys to keeping a new human space program affordable and on schedule:

  • No new launch vehicles.
  • No new launch vehicles.
  • Whatever you do, don’t develop any new launch vehicles.

See Akin’s Laws.