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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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CFIF U.S. Presidents Quiz
By CFIF Staff
Wednesday, February 15 2017
Take our 10-Question Quiz and test your knowledge of our Nation’s Chief Executives. (Answer key may be found at the bottom)  1. Who was the first U.S. President to be born in the United States of America? a. John Adams
b. Martin Van Buren
c. James Monroe
d. George Washington
2. Which one of the following U.S. Presidents was the first to be born outside the original 13 states? a. Ronald Reagan
b. Abraham Lincoln
c. Andrew Jackson
d. Barack Obama
3. Which one…
 
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