Wow, a private company put a man into orbit a mere six decades after communists put the first man into orbit. And all the private company needed was massive US government assistance to achieve this. Clearly the private sector is the wave of the future!
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And all the communists needed was millions of dead people and the entire economy.... fair trade!
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The Apollo Lunar Module was built by Grumman Aircraft. They've always been built by private companies. Just now we're paying for it and letting them keep it and all the profits. Because corporate profits are all that matters.
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The original spirit still stands: nothing good can happen unless someone can get rich off it
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To be fair though, private industry made sweet looking space suits.
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Didn't the US space corporations basically rip off IP from Russian rocket designs from back in the 70's? Pretty sure I read that somewhere.....
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They weren't that smart. Which is why their design failed the day before
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Good thing American never needed slave labor. Oh wait...
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