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Saturday, June 11, 2016

The Anti-SpaceX crankery of "James"

The Anti-SpaceX crankery of "James"

So I'll elaborate on how uninformed and unintelligent "James"* comments are before the day is out by updating this post, but in short--

No, Elon Musk and SpaceX have nothing at all to do with proliferating ICBM technology.  The concept has been in existence for over 75 years, and the laws of physics are the same for everyone.  China, India, Pakistan, Israel, even little North Korea have all produced their own ICBM (or IRBMs or TBMs) because this just isn't that hard or costly to do...and they had no assistance whatsoever from Elon Musk.

What SpaceX has done is show how relatively easy and inexpensive it can be to orbit a pound right now, and how inexpensive it can be in the near future, and it is every bit as cheap as space exploration enthusiasts have long said it was.  All we get from SpaceX is the reality of less expensive spaceflight, with no additional risk.  Every "bad actor" who wants an ICBM, IRBM, or TBM will get it whether or not SpaceX flourishes or fails.

ULA and government bootlickers like James / Gary Church be damned.

This posts is prompted by the anti-SpaceX crankery of James seen here:


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