SpaceX scrubs 1st space launch of giant Starship rocket due to fueling issue

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But wait according to Elon's legion of Muskivites, only NASA has fueling issues or ground equipment problems. SpaceX doesn't have problems and even when they fail they give it a cute name (RUD) and call it "iterative" which is what all space development really is.
 
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But wait according to Elon's legion of Muskivites, only NASA has fueling issues or ground equipment problems. SpaceX doesn't have problems and even when they fail they give it a cute name (RUD) and call it "iterative" which is what all space development really is.

Seems like Elon is living rent free someone's head. I don't have any issues with NASA except it seems silly to throw away rockets after every launch in 2023.

Wouldn't be surprised, nor should anyone else be surprised, if SX continues to uncover issues and have rockets blow up before perfecting this launch system. If someone calls it "iterative" or what ever, it is no skin off of my back side. I do like RUD I think it is funny.
 
There is a definite contrast to the way that SpaceX developes its systems and the way NASA/Congress-funded contrators work.

SpaceX is much more willing to have "failires" that they can learn from. So, they test-fly things much earlier in development processes. Government contractors are always competing for funding among politicians who will use any perceived "failure" as a reason to reducue funding. So, government contractors are focused on "avoiding failure" as a higher priority than "fastest progress".

Comparing the results, SpaceX is definitely faster to achieve successful systems. Comparing costs is harder to do. It is easy to calculate how much money a particular piece of equipment cost to actually build. But, the cost to designing and refining dominate the total cost of new systems. My personal impression is that SpaceX is more cost-effective, too.
 
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But wait according to Elon's legion of Muskivites, only NASA has fueling issues or ground equipment problems. SpaceX doesn't have problems and even when they fail they give it a cute name (RUD) and call it "iterative" which is what all space development really is.
Ahhh, no. That's an untruth spread by pro-government lackys who think space should only be explored by socialism.