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And it's this rocket propulsion system that means the whole Virgin Galactic enterprise is shrouded in mystery. Cockpit or interior photos are unavailable because, as the system relies on rocket technology, the whole project is treated under U.S. law as if it was a weapon.
'Every single picture that exists has to be vetted before it's released,' Whitehorn explains. 'We won't be allowed to release any detailed pictures of the interior until this thing goes commercial.'
Originally posted by tooo many pills
Just think if there were 4 or 5 companies redeveloping the spaceshuttles based on everything NASA knows. That would create a new industry with so many jobs, help so many people, and advance human space exploration five fold. Each would constantly go into space to conduct experiments, travel to the moon to create bases, and work towards letting a human set foot on Mars for the first time.
Originally posted by ANNED
Just wait till private enterprise tells the government to bug off and none of the worlds governments have any legal powers in space.
What if a number if multinational companies decide to claim the moon.
some high power lasers and a launch system to send rocks back at the earth and what government would be able to stop them.
Read "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress" by Robert A. Heinlein.
The moon is the ultimate high ground.
Originally posted by DJW001
It would have been more impressive if SpaceX didn't need a billion dollar hand-out from NASA