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(Washington Post)   United Launch Alliance's daring attempt to land 36 non-compete government rocket contracts has failed to get off the ground   ( divider line
    More: Followup, United Launch Alliance, Elon Musk, SpaceX, rockets, Dmitry Rogozin, injunctions, International Space Station  
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2014-05-05 07:24:43 PM  
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At first I was like:

studebaker hoch: Wait wait wait it gets even better:

SpaceX has gotten the RD-180 engine banned from import to the US

Sanctions sanctions crimea crimea something something

And then I read this and it was more like
2014-05-05 04:52:03 PM  
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ULA just suffered a hard start on their plans to shut SpaceX out of the government contract system.
2014-05-05 04:48:21 PM  
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haemaker: ULA is deeply concerned with this ruling and we will work closely with the Department of Justice to resolve the injunction expeditiously. In the meantime, ULA will continue to demonstrate our commitment to our National Security on the launch pad by assuring the safe delivery of the missions we are honored to support.

SpaceX's attempt to disrupt a national security launch contract so long after the award ignores the potential implications to our National Security and our nation's ability to put Americans on board the International Space Station. Just like ULA, NASA and numerous other companies lawfully conduct business with the same Russian company, other Russia state-owned industries, and Russian Federation agencies.  This opportunistic action by SpaceX appears to be an attempt to circumvent  the requirements imposed on those who seek to meet the challenging l ...

Wow! It's like ULA is using one of these to blow smoke up my arse.
2014-05-05 04:16:38 PM  
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Can't we just hook KSP up to a 3D printer and make our own rockets?
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