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Sunday, November 27, 2005

  Another falcon's frustration... yet space continues to call

SpaceX's Falcon I's launch, scheduled for saturday, was scrubbed for a week due to excessive boiloff of helium and oxygen in the tropic heat.

I understood that the atoll was kind of remote but I was kind of shocked that the fuel making equipment was not based on the island.

Anyway, as Elon Musk cautioned all, delays in this first launch were inevitable, and I retain high hopes that SpaceX can deliver small payloads to LEO at a cost per pound previously unthinkable.

remember... If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

It's going to be a wonderful decade for private space flight, what with Mike Griffin publically advocating that the alt.space community get into the fuel transport biz. Griffin gets it:

Bonus Link: Dr Ron Sugar (CEO of Northrop/Grumman) speaks:
 
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