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  •  Musk is useless (1+ / 0-)
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    James Kresnik

    Wouldn't you call Orbital Science Pegasus a "lower launch cost"?  When it takes a billionaire pouring all his money into a company to make it succeed and it still fails, I get the feeling that those rockets and SpaceX in general is going nowhere, and would never never provide "lower launch costs"

    •  Not at a price per pound (1+ / 0-)
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      Rei

      yes, it is cheaper, but it doesn't push us to really low cost, which is substantially lowering price per pound, such that to put a human in orbit it is $1 million or less.  

      As for SpaceX failing, its rather a bit early to say that, since they are in the black this year, and have launched Falcon 1 succesfully, and have done a complete hold down duration fire of Falcon 9

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