Sources: SpaceX, WhiteHouse.gov
quote: and the other company whatever their name is.
quote: It's just proof that private enterprise can pick up and copy government research and ideas and recycle them into their own equipment wherever it is feasible.
quote: I'm far more impressed by the stuff that Branson and Carmack
quote: IF spacex can continue to pull off what they are doing, it WILL be a game changer.
quote: With Musk's utter inability to make a dime in Tesla, how on Earth will SpaceX be able to shoulder the litigious burden it might face once they do have an accident?
quote: I reiterate that Branson at least is trying to do something different.
quote: NASA and other government agencies have a tendency of making something that is really innovative and works well and then discarding it just to introduce the next new shiny thing they are working on even though the old stuff is still good.
quote: What I'm worried here is people won't be compelled to push the limits and find new paradigms to challenge.
quote: It's just proof that private enterprise can take up government slack
quote: Why use solar panels on short term flight vehicle?
quote: Not to mention, fuel cells are a relatively new technology, I think it's unlikely that NASA feels the technology has been tested enough to be used for critical components in space.
quote: Why use solar panels on short term flight vehicle? It seems like batteries or fuel cells make more sense.
quote: This marks the first time that a privately funded mission has made its way to the ISS.