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Air Force bids open to SpaceX?

edited November -1 in General
Qualification still to be established, but the military monopoly for United Launch (Boeing-Lockheed) is broken. The Fiscal Cliff may speed that up!
http://news.investors.com/business/120512-635756-boeing-and-lockheed-might-have-launch-monopoly-thwarted.htm?

Comments

  • Go Falcon Heavy!

    Good news for both SpaceX and the beleaguered US taxpayers!

    United's costs may go up by 40% without the monopoly, but it would seem that SpaceX can deliver for less than United's original costs.

    Even a 10% savings would mean billions...

    Green light for a more robust Mars rover so we can really determine is Mars is safe for human habitation? A larger space telescope so we can directly observe and find more earth-like planets arround other stars? Think of the possibilities!

    Better value for the money - in government? What a concept!
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