Where does a super expensive super large rocket become useful?
Because having a super heavy rocket will allow Russia to more faster reach the moon
and deploy a Base there?
Because having a super heavy rocket will allow Russia to accelerate their plans to Mars
manned mission ,for having the capability to lift heavy equipment there?
Because having a Super heavy rocket will allow Russia to build faster a space station and
be prepared for the militarization of space ,if Americans as they have done before , abandon
their space treaties and start deploying weapons in Space?
Because it will help Russia to take a major lead in space in so many ways , like the above
because it helps the image of Russia leadership in space in the world and create many new jobs
and this also helps to create lots of new jobs and push their technology industry?
Why does Gagarin had a need to fly to space? by your logic ,it was a waste of time for soviets to fly to space or moon and mars because there was no need for it.
By your logic Gary ,the plane will have never been invented either ,and risk never taken ,because there was no need for it. By your logic ,Christopher Columbus will have never traveled
across the Oceans ,where never anyone before traveled because there was no need for it and it was too expensive to try to travel across the atlantic ocean..and America continent never discovered.
Major inventions and major discoveries only happens when people take the lead and seeks
to go where no one before have gone. Staying as a taxi to the ISS is not going to help Russia to
become a leader in space and attract investors.Once Russia develop super heavy rockets ,and master the technology of super heavy rockets and start traveling to the moon and mars ,for real ,not in hollywood movies ,a new market will be created for it ,new technological challenges will show up ,but also new possibilities too ,the potential for space tourism ,around the moon for example in super heavy rockets with many people . new needs will be created , new business will surface and a nation wide unity will show up ,that wasn't there before. it will be sochi multiplied by 100. and Russia have everything it needs to defeat the west in where it really matters ,in winning the hearts of society with their technology and business , but Russia miss the opportunities by not being more aggressive in space and others areas where they have a lot of promise.
Im not asking the impossible. If Russia reduce the size of its navy by 30% ,that is decommision its older warships ,and perhaps cut is budget for Sports by the same, they will save MANY billions dollars enough to increase by 200% the budget of their space program. Without spending any extra. This is to modify Russian priorities.
Gary ,Russia spend every year about $70 billions on its defense Industry. (while its space industry only spend at best $2 billions a year. )
Money that they spend to counter their own retarded policy with Americans ,of blocking their imperialism ,but at the same time doing nothing to really become an alternative to Europe to follow and become a leader too.
again im not asking for Russia to spend a single dime extra of its nation budget. All im asking that Russia takes more seriously space than it does. Cut $10billions from its defense industry and use it on space and you will have a 5 fold increase on its space budget.
A super heavy rocket , a new space shuttle a new space station done by Russia ,that orbits in Russia latitudes ,and a mini base in the moon ,and manned travels to mars ,will not only help Russia attract lots of new business ,investors and improve their nation image and leadership in the world and lift the morale and unity of their citizens,but also it can be easily used to help their nation defense too , with the capability to deploy any hardware at any orbit and in almost any weight and at any time easily and go beyond earth orbit too.