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originally posted by: FlukeSkywalker
Yeah, I'm sure a rocket named Atlas just happening to take off when a comet named Atlas is burning brighter than ever is a mere coincidence. And I'm sure the fact that two people posted these thing just a few posts apart is ALSO a mere coincidence:
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Allaroundyou
The Atlas V is relatively new. The first launch was 2002. You don't want to eliminate all your options when it comes to anything. If they give everything to SpaceX, then they can come back and say costs are going up, and you don't have any choice but to pay it. It's all about industrial base protection.