What do you like more, SpaceX or NASA?  

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  1. 1. SpaceX or NASA? Or you like both.

    • SpaceX
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    • NASA
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    • Can’t decide ehh
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in general they are both great and cannot be compared.

Edited by Dirkidirk
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I think this topic has been done to death in various forums.

Both do cool things in space. Why not both?

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NASA helped SpaceX get off the ground. Now that SpaceX is up and running it’s poised to do great things. But NASA is the one with human spaceflight experience and life support technologies. And NASA is the one building deep space probes. 

SpaceX would not be around without NASA’s help. And it still needs NASA’s help to continue doing great things. 

SpaceX is just a launch provider and rocket developer. The significant payloads come from elsewhere (other than Starlink)

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NASA regularly assists SpaceX and SpaceX is a major NASA contractor.

3 hours ago, Dirkidirk said:

in general they are both great and cannot be compared, however when it comes to their rockets spaceX wins.

NASA doesn’t build rockets. At most it designs them and then contracts out the actual construction -  but even the engineering has contractors involved.

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This pretty much says it all.

They're not competitors.  They're partners.

 

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SpaceX for rockets and boosters and experimental technology. NASA for scientific probes, human spaceflight, Earth science and observation, and other experimental technology.

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4 hours ago, Geonovast said:

This pretty much says it all.

They're not competitors.  They're partners.

 

I know, but then I’m that case which one do you like better, as in advancements and such?..

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I prefer Aero-Tech Industries.

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Space-X and NASA are still trying to get beyond LEO, but AreoTech is ready to colonize Tellus and Vesta, no matter the cost.

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On 1/23/2020 at 6:17 AM, razark said:

I prefer Aero-Tech Industries.

Aerotech.png

 

Space-X and NASA are still trying to get beyond LEO, but AreoTech is ready to colonize Tellus and Vesta, no matter the cost.

Well, that reminds me of MY favourite company which is way ahead of yours:

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Edited by Wjolcz

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Well, if NASA's human spaceflight gets turned into a pass-through for Boeing doing everything, I'm gonna change my vote from both to SpaceX.

Any poll in future that has an option for "As long as it's not Boeing" as an answer, I think that's gonna become my default.

 

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So, the poll should be:

[ ] Default (Boeing)
[ ] Misc.

Edited by kerbiloid

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On ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2020 at 5:22 PM, Wjolcz said:

Well, that reminds me of MY favourite company which is way ahead of yours:

1794874_1

Their health and safety record is worse than Boeings though

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On 1/28/2020 at 4:21 AM, tater said:

Well, if NASA's human spaceflight gets turned into a pass-through for Boeing doing everything, I'm gonna change my vote from both to SpaceX.

Any poll in future that has an option for "As long as it's not Boeing" as an answer, I think that's gonna become my default.

 

Have you seen the NASA Authorisation Bill?

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6 hours ago, Dale Christopher said:

Have you seen the NASA Authorisation Bill?

That document inspired the post you quoted ;)

 

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On 1/27/2020 at 7:08 AM, Dale Christopher said:

It’s like comparing apples and oranges 

This, and its about focus and organization also funding. 
SpaceX don't have any Mars rovers (yet), nor have plans to send probes out to asteroids or outer planets, nor have space telescopes. 
They also do lots of other stuff like earth observation and flight research like quite supersonic or if you can power an high attitude UAV with an laser.
NASA main issue is funding: US  tend to change their president every 8 year, and each president has different objectives also the mix in the houses changes to president has more problem getting stuff funded. 
You get lots of pork, breeding and feeding pigs is more effective. 

SpaceX is the other way around, they are funded by Musk with the long term objective to make an colony on Mars. 
To do anything serious in space you need cheap access and reuse was an requirement for this. 
Well SpaceX got very lucky, with 9 engines the falcon 9 first stage 

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