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Thread: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

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    Competition is always a good thing.
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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

    $200,000 for a ten minute trip where you probably spend most of it with your head between your legs kissing your butt goodbye and seeing your life flash before you ...... hmmmmm
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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

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    $200,000 for a ten minute trip where you probably spend most of it with your head between your legs kissing your butt goodbye and seeing your life flash before you ...... hmmmmm
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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

    I don't see where this is a "race". Bezo's rockets have yet to even reach orbital velocity. Bezo's company hasn't put one item into orbit, not even a sub-orbital trajectory.

    Musk's SpaceX has had the Falcon1, Falcon9 and Falcon Heavy (1 demo flight) launch INTO orbit multiple times over many years now. SpaceX has had over 20 (I think, please fact check me if you will) cargo Dragons into space with a manned rated version scheduled to launch next year, if not in December.

    Bezo's manned rated capsule is for a sub-orbital 15 minute ride only.....when it finally launches.

    I'm all for competition but I can't see where this is anywhere NEAR a race!

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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

    British rich guy Richard Branson also is attempting sub-orbital flight with his space plane but it has had its share of technical set-backs. Curious to see what Bezos comes up with but one has to acknowledge that Musk is far ahead.
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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

    Calling it a "race" probably generates more clicks. While Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin appear to be competing for tourist dollars, SpaceX is already into the commercial market. Not clear how it will go from here but it will be interesting to watch.
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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

    SpaceX has announced that a Japanese billionaire is likely to be the first human flown into space atop a Falcon rocket.

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    Default Re: Jeff Bezos Heats up Rich Guy Space Race against Elon Musk

    And the next lap begins!

    Jeff Bezos’s Space Startup to Supply Engines for Boeing-Lockheed Rocket Venture


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