Why all the Push-back People?

SpaceX

1. “Shouldn’t we fix Earth first?”

  • Freeze-dried food
  • Integrated circuits
  • Solar panels
  • Liquid cooling systems
  • Biometric monitoring systems
  • Portable defibrillator technology
  • Microwaves
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Thermal blankets
  • Fire-retardant materials
  • Fly-by-wire systems
Apollo 11 launch. NASA

2. “It steals focus from Earth”:

NASA

3. “Money better spent elsewhere”:

Lockheed Martin

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