1. Where did your likes go? Please Read This Thread »
Violence/Genocide: Do not condone violence or genocide on a person or group of people. You are free to attack a person or groups ideas but you are crossing the line when calling for violence. This will be heavily enforced in threads with breaking news involving victims.

Air Force Told SpaceX "Elon Musk" To Wait And Elon Screams Foul!

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by PEB, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. PEB Atomic Butt Drop Champ :)

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    17,403
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    SPACE THE FINAL FRONTIER :)
    [​IMG]

    Apparently Elon and SpaceX believes that the Government is giving no bid contracts to Lockheed and Boeing because of bribes. He believes that the Air Force is continually pushing back to stop SpaceX from competing for these contracts. They apparently keep delaying SpaceX from getting contracts each time pushing it back later and later. While SpaceX gets ready to launch a resupply mission Saturday that will lead to the first ever barge landing. Elon believes that corruption keeps Lockheed and Boeing in control of the 11 billion dollar a year business. But what makes him really pissed off apparently their lack of their own rocket engines they keep buying old Russian rocket engines. He does not understand in this day and age with the status of relations with Russia we keep spending hundreds of millions to Russia. It looks like the earliest that SpaceX can bid is in June of this year? I guess him also going out to tell people this is going on is to improve his chances of getting these huge contracts?




    http://www.engadget.com/2015/01/08/spacex-rocket-launch-air-force-certification/
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2015
  2. JasonTodd Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,546
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shit just got real. Time for him to put on that Ironman suit.
     
  3. IDL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24,972
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Lending money to your government
    Nice. The MIC is corrupt as hell.
     
  4. AgeofEmpires2** Silver Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    10,148
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can't have competition in a capitalist society these days when it comes to goverment being involved, however when it comes to healthcare the left looks the other way, and when it comes to the military contractors the right looks the other way. They're all corrupt as F.
     
  5. IDL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24,972
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Lending money to your government
    It's almost too ea$y.

    It is too ea$y.
     
  6. klnOmega Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2014
    Messages:
    9,547
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just reiterating what we all know. Corrupt government officials have been taking bribes and kickbacks to accept bids since forever.

    I hope SpaceX succeeds. They are really the only ones doing anything to advance space technology right now. Boeing and others are content to just rake in cash using 60 year old hardware, and NASA is just begging for billions to do nothing with.
     
  7. Cubo de Sangre Titanium Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    42,152
    Likes Received:
    49
    Location:
    Hell
    Who exactly is receiving the bribes?
     
  8. IDL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24,972
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Lending money to your government
    They need to start a crowd funding campaign to pool enough money together for a nice bribe.

    Or maybe they could get creative and offer space rides for key politicians. Something different.
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2015
  9. ShoelessRye Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2005
    Messages:
    15,284
    Likes Received:
    0
    Boeing and Lockheed ties are so deep with the US Government they're basically subsidiaries.
     
  10. IDL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24,972
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Lending money to your government
    Hard to say if it's the dog wagging the tail or the other way around. I'd lean towards the latter in this case but they certainly aren't the only ones who can benefit from cozy government relations and tap into the spigot of public funds.
     
  11. OldGoat Red Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,783
    Likes Received:
    0
    Truth. Don't forget the congressional component of the MIC.
     
  12. TheMMAn Guardian of Masculinity

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2006
    Messages:
    7,983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    War Room Warriorville
    Pretty much. Most Americans think that NASA actually ran the Shuttle program. They did, but it was thru the United Space Alliance, equally owned by these two.
     
  13. GhostZ06 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    27,318
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Dallas tx


    He's right. lockheed has gone way down hill recently with all there crappy products they deliver on. I haven't heard much on Boeing because i was under the impression they have they're own 100% american build engine
     
  14. GhostZ06 Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2010
    Messages:
    27,318
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    Dallas tx
    i really want SpaceX to succeed and win in this, the way i see it, its a win win. Lockheed and Boeing hardly push the envelope(they do sometimes, but they are way to expansive). Northrop i think the only one of the 3 that push the tech boundary
     
  15. TheyAreSurfers Let Me Get One Wave

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2014
    Messages:
    1,242
    Likes Received:
    0
    And where are the FBI squads with their "corruption probes". Yep, not there.
     
  16. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2005
    Messages:
    50,368
    Likes Received:
    2,254
    Location:
    NorCal
    I don't understand the pun in the thread title. I was expecting some whacky poultry connection to this story.
     
  17. IDL Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2009
    Messages:
    24,972
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Lending money to your government
    They are just playing a game of Astro Chicken with each other

    [​IMG]
     
  18. jefferz Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2011
    Messages:
    24,080
    Likes Received:
    733
    Elton may be right, but he's comes off as whiney.
     
  19. Videer Black Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2006
    Messages:
    5,031
    Likes Received:
    11
    Location:
    Sauna Inferno
    Not suprising as ULA has a pretty tight monopoly as a launch provider for the Pentagon.
     
  20. 7437 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2013
    Messages:
    25,432
    Likes Received:
    150
    i know Elon needs.

    [​IMG]

    Some more birds.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.