Flightglobal:Space Exploration Technologies' larger rocket will be key to the company entering the worldwide launch services market ...Author: Rob CoppingerDate: 28 July 2009Read the full article
Author: Rob Coppinger
Date: 28 July 2009
Read the full article
In the old days this would be called rushing one's fences! But I think that Musk knows something the rest of us don't: insider info perhaps? My eybrows have remained aloft as somehow this company succeeds and gains inroads where all but the established aerospace companies have been cast on the Tarpien Rock of restrictive government regulations hoovering up funds in lawyer's fees. Fees incured in desperately trying to peel away the onion layers.
Along comes Musk, a South African Israeli American (the very country - in its Apartheid guise - whose covert ally, Israel, obtained its Atomic bomb and delivery system technology,according to The Times circa 1980) no less and, thanks to USAF mentoring, slices the onion, no problem. More data onthis @ Astronautix.com/RSK
It may be sour grapes but the EAC(established Aerospace Companies) are facing indeginious competion in commercial space operations from a company which purports to charge roughly a third for launch services as they do. If Musk succeeds in gaining a similar monopoly I suspect the prices will start to skyrocket thereafter.
I was not aware that Musk was from South Africa/Israel and the news provides another piece of an expanding Jigsaw puzzle of which SPACE X is just one piece. This gets more worrying as time passes. We shall see.
I am totally impressed with Space X. I have completely lost confidence in NASA to do any straight shooting and was beginning to despair for the American space program, hoping that eventually it would get into private hands and more competent people. Space X is the answer. Their product line kicks butt and I'm sure there is more to come. Companies like this are the key to America's future in space, not a bloated NASA building one failed boondogle after another. All they have to show for all of this is a white elephant space shuttle program that cost billions and had NO return on investment. That Constellation program is a joke. It looks like they took the Appolo design and built next gen Apollo, 30 years out of date. Are they serious with that? So disappointing. No need to waste billions on that program. We have been there and done that 40 years ago. Give to money to Space X and see what they can do. It has been recommended to the Obama Administration that we outsource our space needs to private firms. I agree 1000% with that assesment.