Sunday, October 07, 2012

Best. Reason. EVER.

Earlier tonight, the SpaceX Corporation started fulfilling its contract with NASA to supply the International Space Station.  Launch #1 of the twelve contracted has, so far, been an unqualified success:

The best reason ever put forward to keeping a medium- or heavy-lift launch capacity in the United States comes from the ISS Director, who said, "When you have a launch vehicle that's in your country, it just makes it a lot easier because literally shipping and customs can kill you when you're trying to get overseas . . . "

Saving money, and avoiding all that paperwork and fees involved in moving stuff offshore.

Best Reason EVER for keeping any industry here in the good old U.S.A., don't you think?


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