SpaceX Postpones Plans For Trip Around The Moon

Breitbart: SpaceX, the aerospace manufacturer founded by billionaire Elon Musk, is reportedly postponing plans to fly space tourists around the moon.

“A new timetable for the flight—now postponed until at least mid-2019 and likely longer—hasn’t been released by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the formal name of the closely held company. The delay comes amid SpaceX’s own projections of a nearly 40% drop in launches next year from as many as 28 anticipated for all of 2018,” reports the Wall Street Journal.

Thomas Mueller, SpaceX’s Chief Propulsion Technology Officer blames the sharp decrease in launches on a lack of industry-wide product knowledge.

“People don’t think it’s serious enough yet to figure out how to use it.”  more here

 

SNIP: Forget the Moon, can we strap Maxine Waters to the next test rocket?

14 Comments on SpaceX Postpones Plans For Trip Around The Moon

  1. ]Is he tryin;g to say the people who work for him are not smart enough to RTFM? [read the manual]

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  2. Make Elon Musk be on the first flight to assure the public that it’s safe. Tell him to take his favorite politicians with him.

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  3. Extirpates, no, what he is saying is his potential customers don’t know enough about the capabilities of Space-X to be willing to contract with it.

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  4. The taxpayer’s green money dried up, you don’t expect Edison, err, Musk to spend his own money, do you?

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  5. Shelia Jackson Lee is pissed; she wanted to be the first to plant an American flag on the moon.

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