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SpaceX beat Gateway cargo contract competitors (Boeing, SNC, and Northrop) on price and performance

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    This stands out: Ouch...

    This stands out:

    In his final evaluation, Bowersox immediately eliminated Boeing because its mission suitability score was the lowest and its price the highest.

    Ouch...

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      sqew
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      Notably, that occurred before all of Boeing's issues with OFT-1. So they're apparently not in NASA's good books overall at this point.

      Notably, that occurred before all of Boeing's issues with OFT-1. So they're apparently not in NASA's good books overall at this point.

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        Litmus2336
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        From my experience (working in the industry, but as a computer tech with limited exposure) all the DOD companies overcharge and underdeliver, resting only on the vague notion that they're...

        From my experience (working in the industry, but as a computer tech with limited exposure) all the DOD companies overcharge and underdeliver, resting only on the vague notion that they're "reliable" because they're a brand name. I'm not Elons biggest fan but SpaceX really does deliver, and at a good price.

        Edit: I was in the past, technically, a SpaceX shill.

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        1. sqew
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          Whatever people may say about them, I think that SpaceX is causing and will continue to cause a big disruption in the launch vehicle and spacecraft industries. Even if they're behind schedule...

          Whatever people may say about them, I think that SpaceX is causing and will continue to cause a big disruption in the launch vehicle and spacecraft industries. Even if they're behind schedule sometimes, they eventually deliver what was promised and typically blow the doors off of everyone else's final price-to-getting-the-thing-in-space.