Reply to post:

No Falcon Way: NASA to stick with SLS, SpaceX more like space ex

PleebSmasher
Mushroom

I wouldn't count on a BFR Heavy. But if Congress really wanted to get bang for their buck, instead of SLS pork for their states, they could pay SpaceX to make the Interplanetary Transport System. That design could get 300 tons to LEO (reusable) and more to other destinations with orbital refueling. Compared to a modest 150 tons for BFR (reusable). And if NASA wanted to waste them like they will with SLS, they would get an incredible 550 tons to LEO, more than four times the best version of SLS.

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019