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Stinky The Clown

(67,764 posts)
Sat Feb 11, 2023, 12:43 PM Feb 2023

Is it time to end the US' relationship with Space-X? [View all]

Simple question.

I personally believe it is, given the hard right/pro Putin actions of Eloon.

The latest insult from them? Limitation of Ukraine's use of Space-X's Starlink.



The US is getting too cozy with Musk's enterprises. The relationship may have seemed at first to be advantageous to our country, but Musk has since demonstrated his personal instability and shown his antidemocratic leanings.

There are other players in the field, players who have been with the US for a looooong time. Yeah, I know, military/industrial complex. But at least they're not led by a megalomaniacal Putin fan.

Ditch The Loon Now
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Yes! crazylikafox Feb 2023 #1
I'd say yes. Elessar Zappa Feb 2023 #2
I know someone who works at SpaceX leftieNanner Feb 2023 #3
How does that square with them cutting Ukraine off from Starlink? Stinky The Clown Feb 2023 #4
Ukr still uses Starlink, what makes you think they don't? EX500rider Feb 2023 #14
If it is cost effective we won't JohnSJ Feb 2023 #7
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Feb 2023 #5
Exactly! Owl Feb 2023 #31
Yes, gab13by13 Feb 2023 #6
Yes take the money the US government was putting into Space-X and give it to Bev54 Feb 2023 #8
Great idea, Bev! I'm all for taking the $$ out of russian hands, even if they're named Musk. BComplex Feb 2023 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author BComplex Feb 2023 #13
No international company will have "reliable" management. plimsoll Feb 2023 #21
Profit profligate Nasruddin Feb 2023 #27
If Musk is working with Putin, Space X is a threat to national security. Irish_Dem Feb 2023 #9
If he is working with the Russians why did he give Ukr Starlink? EX500rider Feb 2023 #15
Yes but now why is he rescinding the assistance? Who benefits? Irish_Dem Feb 2023 #16
Ukr still has Starlink, Starlink just does not want it used for drones. EX500rider Feb 2023 #32
Yes, that is why it is dangerous to trust Musk. Irish_Dem Feb 2023 #37
Maybe it's time to MAKE SURE bluestarone Feb 2023 #10
Yes. Ditch the Loon! KPN Feb 2023 #11
How about we end relationships with every corporation who hasn't done anything to help Ukraine? ripcord Feb 2023 #17
So elon owns it and makes the rules for it? We should buy it outright or develop our own. spanone Feb 2023 #18
Message auto-removed Name removed Feb 2023 #19
believe you are correct republianmushroom Feb 2023 #20
It's much more complicated than a yes or no answer DVRacer Feb 2023 #22
Yes. They're fucking up orbital space with their Starlink crap. They need to be regulated and... NNadir Feb 2023 #23
Satellites, including Starlink, Disaffected Feb 2023 #53
Not really. If they were, access to astronomy wouldn't be subject to the wims of Elon Musk. NNadir Feb 2023 #57
Just because someone doesn't like a regulatory decision doesn't mean Disaffected Feb 2023 #58
Certainly frequencies are regulated by the FCC, but having attended a lecture on the subject last... NNadir Feb 2023 #59
I agree Rebl2 Feb 2023 #24
Yes Hekate Feb 2023 #25
Yes, Musk isn't trustworthy YorkRd Feb 2023 #26
Completely agree housecat Feb 2023 #28
How would we get to and from the International Space Station without Space X? spudspud Feb 2023 #29
Boeing's Starliner is *almost ready* to go with human transport BumRushDaShow Feb 2023 #38
We both know that's years away (if we're lucky). What do we do in the meantime? spudspud Feb 2023 #46
It's a 2024 start for the NASA contract BumRushDaShow Feb 2023 #48
I wouldn't hold my breath on hoping Starliner is ready anytime soon. spudspud Feb 2023 #52
Well I'm not arguing contrary BumRushDaShow Feb 2023 #56
wow, brilliant! bluboid Feb 2023 #30
Is it time to end the US' relationship with Musk? Johonny Feb 2023 #33
yes. and dump the subsides too also. AllaN01Bear Feb 2023 #34
What about Bezos SuperSkinny Feb 2023 #35
I've never been a fan of privatizing/profitizing space travel ... aggiesal Feb 2023 #36
"Also, I don't feel that these private companies have the stringent regulations that gov't agencies" EX500rider Feb 2023 #40
Yup, and I'm sure there are Tesla statistics that look just as good, ,... aggiesal Feb 2023 #41
Separate companies EX500rider Feb 2023 #43
So are other brands. Disaffected Feb 2023 #54
LOL, so instead of SpaceX go back to using the Russians to get to the International Space Station? EX500rider Feb 2023 #39
Did you forget about this? ... aggiesal Feb 2023 #42
Did I forget about the retired and dangerous space shuttle? EX500rider Feb 2023 #44
My point is that they don't have to use Russians. n/t aggiesal Feb 2023 #45
What are the choices other than SpaceX and the Russians EX500rider Feb 2023 #47
Boeing's Starliner is almost ready BumRushDaShow Feb 2023 #49
We'll have to see what the price per kilo to orbit is on that EX500rider Feb 2023 #51
And wait until StarShip gets going, Disaffected Feb 2023 #55
Ummmm... no? WarGamer Feb 2023 #50
Lots of contracts get phased out as the replacement contract gets phased in. Stinky The Clown Feb 2023 #60
It would mean cancelling the Artemis moon landings muriel_volestrangler Feb 2023 #61
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