Sources: Boston.com, Reuters
quote: The first official private company cargo delivery, and just look how cheap a deal that dragon is.
quote: Of course, such consideration for reality is of little concern to those that would beat the private sector vs. public sector bandwagon.
quote: If SpaceX was just taking what others have already done, then why haven't Boeing, Lockheed and NASA's other bed buddies not come out with cheaper launch platforms?
quote: so you're intentionally leaving out all the tourism initiatives
quote: Not to say NASA doesn't have a role, but even some of the interesting R&D being done "by" NASA is, in fact, outsourced to people like Chang-Diaz at his company Ad Astra Rocket Company with his VASMIR.
quote: But you know all that, I think a private company achieving success just sticks in some peoples craw. Can't handle it. Gotta take 'em down a notch. Like the rich.
quote: Yep. A flight that cannot orbit the earth at least once is of no interest to me.
quote: Your the rabid capitalist, you tell me why larger (and thus by capitalist definition, more efficient) companies cannot reduce their costs below a smaller competitor.
quote: Yep. A flight that cannot orbit the earth at least once is of no interest to me. Get back to me when the others have got beyond "study" stages - their business plans are not credible.
quote: The lagrangian point station is not going to go to the lunar surface -
quote: I don't know why NASA feels like throwing away taxpayer money on something that won't compete on price with a system that is up and working.