|Dale McCoy Jr President, Jon Brazer Enterprises|
Nasa is a bloated governement agency too often curtailed by a bunch of old guys deciding they don't want to work hard, and instead going out to enjoy the day at the California coast.
Actually, NASA is relatively efficient for a government agency (not saying they are perfect, just better than the DMV, etc). Their single biggest problems are being constantly underfunded and suffering from an ever-changing goal. Every President since Reagan has directed NASA to pursue some goal, which was not the goal of the previous administration nor the administration before that. When you work on a 15 year project and you have to effectively scrap it every 4/8 years, it is hard to get something solid accomplished.
The private sector is good for long term space development if for no other reason that they can keep their eye on the goal past the next election cycle.