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Brent Eubanks

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A Fire in the Sky [Sep. 29th, 2008|10:36 am]
Brent Eubanks
SpaceX succeeds where Rotary Rockets failed: The first orbital flight by a privately funded rocket. On the other hand, they're doing two stages, rather than single stage to orbit, although their first stage is reusable. More to the point, they're founded and funded by Elon Musk, the founder of Paypal. They've got 550 employees -- Rotary never broke 100 even at its peak. As they say, you gotta have the bucks if you want the Buck Rogers.

[User Picture]From: montyy0
2008-09-29 06:22 pm (UTC)
do you have an opinion on Scorpius ( http://scorpius.com/products.htm )? I think they take government money, so AFAIK they don't count for blah-blah-private-funded-blah, but the people I worked with there seemed pretty competent (but I was in the mission planning part.)
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[User Picture]From: akaba
2008-09-29 07:11 pm (UTC)
Awesome pictures (I also like the moment it apparently runs through a cloud?)
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