Sources: The Telegraph, The Washington Post, Reuters, Business Insider
quote: But honestly it's a moot point until we get a Republican administration going. The last Democrat that gave two sh*ts about going to space was JFK.
quote: I really hope it doesn't bite us on the ass
quote: Well continuing the shuttle program bit us on the ass twice with 14 dead.
quote: The Shuttle had two fatal incidents after hundreds of successful flights. Please show me how our old rocket launcher systems had a better track record.
quote: However being a private corporation, Musk could one day decide to close up shop, sell out, or just flat out go bankrupt.
quote: Or whats more likely....He could sell his company to China or Russia. Basically the highest bidder and I wouldn't blame him at all. It's not his fault the Obama Admin chose to delay the Constellation project.
quote: ...one sprinkle of salt at a time.
quote: It will not allow the U.S. to have access to the ISS after the year 2020 (the U.S. wants to prolong the life of the station until 2024)