Reply to post: Keep in mind Congress wanted to down select to *one* supplier by now.

KRAKKOOM! SpaceX Falcon supply mission to ISS EXPLODES minutes after launch

John Smith 19 Gold badge
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Keep in mind Congress wanted to down select to *one* supplier by now.

So all US flights to the ISS would have been ended if Orbital had been that supplier.

Redundancy.

Quite useful a lot of the time.

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