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Ariane 5 Has No Chance, Says Elon Musk 188

Dupple writes with some remarks by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, as reported by the BBC, on the Ariane 5 launch vehicle: Musk is anything but a disinterested party, but he has some especially harsh words for the ESA rocket: "'I don't say that with a sense of bravado but there's really no way for that vehicle to compete with Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy. If I were in the position of Ariane, I would really push for an Ariane 6.' Ariane's future will be a key topic this week for European Space Agency (Esa) member states. They are meeting in Naples to determine the scope and funding of the organisation's projects in the next few years, and the status of their big rocket will be central to those discussions."
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Ariane 5 Has No Chance, Says Elon Musk

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 19, 2012 @09:13AM (#42025957)

    Sorry, failed at reading this with a straight face.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 19, 2012 @09:56AM (#42026193)

    Frankly, if you are impressed by what Musk has done, that's enough to determine that you have poor analytical skills are are instead swayed by shiny things.

    So, an Apple customer?

  • by Black Parrot ( 19622 ) on Monday November 19, 2012 @11:39AM (#42027265)

    If you want to talk about economic theft, who do you think the government "stole" that money from in the first place? Who do you think pays most of the taxes? Who do you think provides the jobs? Who do you think invests their money back into the economy? The great thing about having your simplistic view of class warfare is the so-called "1 percent" will always be here for you to villainize no matter how prosperous everybody else is. Even in the most socialist and centrally planned economies there is a top 1 percent.

    C'mon, Mitt. I know you're out of work, but surely you've got better things to do than post on Slashdot.

Make it myself? But I'm a physical organic chemist!