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Message 1300133 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 6:14:35 UTC

I offer my congratulations to Elon Musk and his engineering team on the full completion of their first official mission to and from the ISS. Now I hope they concentrate on continuing the success and also man rating their capsule and boosters.

However, I am sure that if Boeing or LockMart had been given the latitude granted to Space-X they could easily perform the same feat.
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Message 1300168 - Posted: 29 Oct 2012, 10:21:55 UTC - in response to Message 1300133.

I offer my congratulations to Elon Musk and his engineering team on the full completion of their first official mission to and from the ISS. Now I hope they concentrate on continuing the success and also man rating their capsule and boosters.

However, I am sure that if Boeing or LockMart had been given the latitude granted to Space-X they could easily perform the same feat.

Do you mean the money? I think they get more money from military projects than from civilian projects. Look at the money the National Reconnaissance Organization has spent building two Hubble-like telescopes never used and now given to NASA.
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Message 1300407 - Posted: 30 Oct 2012, 0:46:43 UTC - in response to Message 1300168.

No, not the money. Space-X was allowed a lot latitude on redundancy that Boeing and LockMart were not.// Basically NASA went to Space-X and told them what they wanted the craft to deliver, whereas previously they went to contractors and told them what they wanted and how it was going to be done.
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