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He's kicking NASA's a$$ aerocontrols Send a noteboard - 15/04/2022 07:41:08 PM

I mean, everything I've ever worked on at NASA has dragged on forever and/or gotten cancelled before it can become an active program. There may be good reasons for that (rather, things outside NASA's control) but in the end, he is not hamstrung by the things that hamstring us, so while I've been working on launch vehicles pretty much the entire time I've worked at NASA, he's had a successful program and is regularly launching cargo into orbit while we currently can't even get astronauts into orbit on non-SpaceX, American, hardware.

His haters seem to prefer to pay Boeing and Lockheed more to get their space program late and over budget, or even not at all. Much of what SpaceX does is bad for me personally, but good for America, IMO.

I'm not a huge believer in electric cars but he saved Tesla from bankruptcy and pretty much laid out the blueprint for how electric cars can work. The main gripe against him is that he relies on govt subsidies to do all this but the main gripers are those who demanded subsidies for electric cars in the first place. It's like the plan was "let's radically transform an industry and they'll no longer be captains of industry." It's really weird.

I mean, if solar could be cracked - let's say, someone could manufacture a solar panel that's 50% efficient - and the person who did it got rich off of the product, we would still sign up for that deal, right?

I don't think 'getting rich off of making the world a better place' is an injustice.

All that said, he's kind of a weirdo so 'adulation' is weird, too. Adulation of pretty much anyone is weird, though.

Hollywood has the best moral compass, because it has compassion.
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