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A senior engineer has left SpaceX to work for Relativity Space

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    Thought this was a great line: Comes up a lot in launch industry related threads, but it's amazing how, in the space of a decade, we went from having no reusable rockets (except shuttle, of...

    Thought this was a great line:

    And I felt like the industry was changing. Reusable launch vehicles were the big step of the last decade. I think that printing and automation are really what the next revolution in aerospace is going to come down to.

    Comes up a lot in launch industry related threads, but it's amazing how, in the space of a decade, we went from having no reusable rockets (except shuttle, of course) to it being big news whenever SpaceX doesn't successfully land a rocket or chooses to expend one. And now the people who drove that revolution think that the Next Big Thing is coming in the 2020s and are leaving reusability behind to try to be part of it. I really hope they succeed!

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      It's great, isn't it? Credit where credit is due, Elon's direction combined with the enormous work put in by the incredibly smart SpaceX engineers and developers basically gave the indicator that...

      It's great, isn't it? Credit where credit is due, Elon's direction combined with the enormous work put in by the incredibly smart SpaceX engineers and developers basically gave the indicator that this was a feasible industry to disrupt—truly disrupt, in the literal sense of the term.

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