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#2448717 - 02/08/18 06:21 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: amxautox]
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Musk noted that SpaceX used only internal funds to finance the Heavy, investing more than $500 million in developmental costs.


http://komonews.com/news/tech/space-spor...mars-02-08-2018
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#2448735 - 02/08/18 06:52 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: hooziewhatsit]
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Originally Posted By hooziewhatsit
Originally Posted By HotRodDave
Cool acomplishment but... you cant deliver cars to customers who have paid for them but you can deliver one into outerspace? Seems like a good use of money to me... NOT! How bout get out of the rocket buisness till you deliver the cars you already got money for and blew past the timeline you promised or quit promising cars you can't deliver(on earth).

Well, they are separate companies, so I'm pretty sure they can continue working in parallel. The car in question was the first model they produced years ago, not a model 3.

Model 3 production is continuing to increase. We all know that work tends to fill the time allotted, so missing tight deadlines can sometimes still be faster than meeting loose deadlines. The M3 was moved up by a couple years, so they're still ahead of that original timeline.

I'm surprised there haven't been complaints here of how the Falcon Heavy flew 5 years later than they initially thought. laugh2

Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Good Point....because it was/is never about the cars....it is raping the taxpayers wallet and getting your mug on tv. billionaires all have plenty of $$$$, so they compete for notoriety and to appear on the news (see narcissism).

*Citation needed.


You've been given plenty of citations in other threads.

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#2448736 - 02/08/18 06:54 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: amxautox]
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Originally Posted By amxautox
Originally Posted By NewbombTurkk
Wasting tax dollars.....nice.
Yup, just like Spain wasting funds to send Columbus to the Americas. And then others coming here to settle and live.


Nice try, fail though. Spain coughed up money to make money and boy did they. looted and enslaved all of south and central America and portions of north America too.

Now that I think about, good analog to Musk.

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#2448738 - 02/08/18 06:58 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: amxautox]
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I've been given feelings and opinions. Not facts, like the one quoted below.

Originally Posted By amxautox
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Musk noted that SpaceX used only internal funds to finance the Heavy, investing more than $500 million in developmental costs.

http://komonews.com/news/tech/space-spor...mars-02-08-2018
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#2448816 - 02/08/18 09:03 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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You are right, I was conflating Tesla and SpaceX

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#2448863 - 02/08/18 10:00 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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"Rocket recycling is the key to SpaceX's launch cost-cutting strategy. The Falcon Heavy is price-listed at $90 million, a bargain in the business of rockets."


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#2448865 - 02/08/18 10:02 PM Re: Spacex / Tesla launch today! [Re: Pacnorthcuda]
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So, if I find a booster or two, what's the core value?

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