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  • Kelly Starks

    Ah… as to milestone completion status:
    Boeing: 17 of 20; 85%
    SpaceX: 13 of 17; 76%
    Sierra Nevada: 8 of 13. 62%

    Why do they have different numbers of milestones to complete?

  • Kelly Starks

    Ah… as to milestone completion status:
    Boeing: 17 of 20; 85%
    SpaceX: 13 of 17; 76%
    Sierra Nevada: 8 of 13. 62%

    Why do they have different numbers of milestones to complete for the contract?

    Certainly makes Boeing look way ahead.

  • David M. Cook

    I think Boeing is only building a capsule/service module, while SpaceX is developing an entire launch system. Not sure what Boeing intends to use for a booster.

  • wodun

    Either a Delta or an Atlas. Wikipedia says any launcher but I don’t recall what they intend to test it on.

  • wodun

    Ya, considering that the milestones for each company are not based on common criteria but rather individual contract obligations, it seems an almost worthless metric.

  • Kelly Starks

    They were going to use the Atlas-V, same as the Dream Chaser.

  • Pzatchok

    The race is only won when someone goes to the station and comes back safe.

    First team to the goal wins all others are just losers. Second place is just the first loser.

    In the corporate world the only real winner is the guy who can do it for the cheapest cost in the shortest amount of time.
    Which might be any of them in the long run.
    NASA used to be able to send a bunch of people up at once in the shuttle, but it cost to much and took to long.

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