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My enthusiasm and admiration for is tempered by the knowledge that we had this with the DC-X how many years ago? Before it was killed off by the X-33 consortium?


Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:23 pm
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Yes, but it was possible to kill off space development then because the level of technological development limited the people involved to mostly big governments. Ain't the case anymore. :-)

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Except that the DC-X wasn't developed by a big government. That was the reason that big government took it down. It was a threat to the huge budgets of the military-industrial complex.


Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:38 pm
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Yeah. Now, a generation and a half later, big government is banking on SpaceX to do the job that big government can't or won't do and wants done.

Not all change is for the worse. :-)

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True. I'd be interested in how come SpaceX and its ilk avoided getting kneecapped by Lockheed Martin and friends.


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