SpaceX Falcon 9

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Post Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:39 am

SpaceX Falcon 9

Blew up a couple of minutes after launch yesterday, on its way to the ISS with a load of supplies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33305083

How much of a setback is this for the private launch industry?
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Post Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:37 am

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9

RickLewis wrote:Blew up a couple of minutes after launch yesterday, on its way to the ISS with a load of supplies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33305083

How much of a setback is this for the private launch industry?

Sure it's a set-back but not fatal. It might be fatal if the private launch industry was competing against a real alternative launch system from a U.S. government agency, but right now it isn't.
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Post Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:18 pm

Re: SpaceX Falcon 9

Well, there is competition from the Russians. I suppose they have had their own recent problems though.

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