Reply to post: Space Shuttle

SpaceX's used flight-proven rocket to loft Euro satellite this year

Francis Vaughan

Space Shuttle

Title says it all.

Why exactly the snide comments now?

Flight proven is precisely correct. Until the hardware has flown a mission you don't know it if it has any residual flaws that only come to light when a full mission is flown. How many would be happy taking off in an airliner if told it has actually been delivered on a truck from the factory and this journey would be the first time it had ever taken off?

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