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Analysis: SpaceX Cuts Rocket Launch Costs for USAF

In recent months CFIF has highlighted the danger of relying upon Russian rocket technology, and the need to leverage the U.S. private sector in providing effective, lower cost, domestic rocket engines for space launches.

Now, a new analysis reveals how much one of those private sector entities, SpaceX, can save the U.S. Air Force.  Previous cost estimates occurred when Air Force launch vehicles consisted entirely of United Launch Alliance (ULA) rockets, but the Government Accountability Office (GAO) complained that ULA's rendered accurate cost assessment and price negotiation impossible.  Then, new rocket enterprise SpaceX began offering launch services at lower prices, and cost comparison has become more feasible.  And it's already apparent that SpaceX significantly undercuts launch…[more]

June 23, 2017 • 01:44 pm

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Constitution Day is observed annually on September 17th because on that date in 1787:
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The Constitution was sent to Congress for ratification
The Constitution went into effect, having been ratified by 9 states
Week of September 11th 2008
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First Responders Day
Law Enforcement Day
Patriot Day
Remembrance Day
Week of September 4th 2008
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9.12%
14.5%
28.7%
45.1%
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Republicans 1948
Democrats 1952
Republicans 1976
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Atlanta, GA
Lake Placid, NY
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