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The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: June 01, 2016 03:35PM
[www.washingtonpost.com]

Great article/infographic on all the options to get us into space.

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Re: The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: jdc
Date: June 01, 2016 03:44PM
Wheres the elevator?





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Re: The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: June 01, 2016 03:56PM
It's all about the NASA contracts. Or the glory (Branson !)
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Re: The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: June 01, 2016 04:22PM
Pretty good article...
It sort of glosses over the Falcon 9, while talking about the Falcon Heavy. The Falcon 9 is considerably cheaper than the Falcon Heavy, and has already flown unmanned Dragon capsules to the ISS.

I have high hopes for the Sierra Nevada Corp. Dream Chaser... they're a little behind the curve right now, but they are a company who has actually built some flight hardware, and it looks like they have enough funding to actually finish.
I'd love to see Dream Chaser fly on the Falcon 9... but I know their initial push is to use the Atlas V. Of course, the Atlas V (a decade on) is STILL not man-rated, so who knows if it ever will be.



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Re: The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: June 01, 2016 04:43PM
Note that Xcor "recently laid of a significant portion of its workforce...", so it may be the beginning of the end for them. Sad. sad smiley
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Re: The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: June 01, 2016 06:46PM
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cbelt3
It's all about the NASA contracts. Or the glory (Branson !)

So does this mean we are sending our Country and Western stars from Branson, MO into space? I say it can't be done fast enough! Yee-haw! After this we should send hip hop into space as well! smiley-music039



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Re: The new space race: private and public rockets
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: June 02, 2016 09:27AM
Good article; great graphics.

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