Good grief, they had a hell of a lot of successes as well
NASA has screwed the pooch a LOT because of institutionalized thinking.
NASA didn't build those spacecraft. They hired contractors to that they didn't watch. They let a test go on with men inside at 15 PSI O2 with crap wiring in a flakey spacecraft.
No... I'll never be convinced that government can do a better job of providing transportation from point a to point b.
I've ridden in a C-130 and a 747, one government, one commercial. I know which one was better and safer.