Background: Teslarati's NASA head calls out SpaceX CEO Elon Musk over Starship event in bizarre statement might serve as a resource for answers if the question is successfully reopened.
Question: Would a similar statement about taxpayer money used in SLS/Boeing or the JWST (delays and cost overruns started circa 20111 and continue) be equally or more appropriate, or are delays with Commercial Crew even more egregious? Is this Jim Bridenstine tweet just a bit of "space snark" or do the sentiments reflect a legitimate beef?
My statement on @SpaceX's announcement tomorrow:
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I am looking forward to the SpaceX announcement tomorrow. In the mean time, Commercial Crew is years behind schedule. NASA expects to see the same level of enthusiasm focused on the investments of the American taxpayer. It’s time to deliver
Administrator Jim Bridenstine
update: From CNN Business News' NASA administrator tells Elon Musk's SpaceX 'it's time to deliver':
Bridenstine also retweeted a comment from Ars Technica writer Eric Berger that said the statement did not read "as a shot to SpaceX, but rather a reflection of Jim's desire to see all NASA contractors meet their deadlines for government contracts."
Here's that tweet: