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48 days, 2 hours, 41 minutes ago
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gnerphk
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Sad news, but I think it was inevitable:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/space-firm-founded-by-billionaire-paul-allen-closing-operations-sources/ar-AACcRpe?ocid=sf
48 days, 2 hours, 7 minutes ago
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sosusu
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Yes that is regrettable gnerphk :(


But while regrettable then it is still interesting news.


And even more so as somehow personally I had totally missed the existence of this company :(


I know of Jeff Bezos' (Blue Origin).

But maybe / likely also not of of any space firm activity of his like

developing a similar high-altitude launch system.


At least I was aware of both
billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic - and Elon Musk's SpaceX.


Nevertheless

gg and game on :)
40 days, 9 hours, 12 minutes ago
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glynsalternate
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I'm still sold on that this is a superior method than ground based rocket launching, but complexity was clearly the main hurdle as the attempts to land rockets for re-use has shown.
40 days, 7 hours, 16 minutes ago
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renathras
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That kinda sucks. I agree with Glyn: The best way, imo, to get people and payloads into space is to fly there, not shoot/rocket there. It's less stress on payload, riders, and equipment, and generates (generally) far less space junk and waste.

Further, future space exploration, if you have a small capital ship, having support shuttles that are reusable is much more sensible than having to use rockets for descent and ascent. The Lunar lander worked on Luna because the Moon has low gravity. But if we're talking Earth-like planets, it becomes more of an issue. And shuttles would also be more useful for transferring people between space ships.
40 days, 6 hours, 37 minutes ago
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donaldworrell
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He wrote an amazing book called,"idea man".