I'm all for boeing gettin competative in the new space race i just dont want to see them get competative because they have the governments dime.job1207":2es9fgku said:
Not saying we shouldnt invest like i said i just dont want the government to create a monopoly or for boeing to become to $$$$ over this.frodo1008":1p8czmdy said:
The biggest draw backs for the Ares were the solid rocket boosters. Those things are HEAVY.frodo1008":2ofwjs4k said:In that I am in agreement with you. Heck, to me it would be far cheaper to reverse engineer the great and venerable Saturn V (perhaps using later technology where it could be applied) than to actually have designed and built the Ares series of rockets!
So hopefully, the current direction will allow those at NASA (and there are those at NASA) that would search for a better way!
And that would be even if the current way is indeed somewhat muddled! :twisted: :twisted:
If SpaceX does go public, there is already a place in my portfolio for their stock.SteveCNC":heqnfffk said:BTW SpaceX is not public , it's privately held . Elon put his car company Tesla Motors (TSLA) on the market not long ago though .
Agreed.SteveCNC":1f3c1s7l said:I would pick up some SpaceX if it ever goes public but I would likely wait a few weeks after the IPO is released before I would buy any because I'm in it for the long haul .