Elon said orbital refilling is vital to humanity’s future in space. More likely spacecraft to spacecraft (as aircraft do aerial refueling), than a dedicated depot, at least at first.
NASA and SpaceX are working on orbital refueling.
Orbital refilling is vital to humanity’s future in space. More likely spacecraft to spacecraft (as aircraft do aerial refueling), than a dedicated depot, at least at first.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 1, 2019
It has recently been revealed that Boeing suppressed the development and discussion of orbital refueling.
Come for the story about how the SLS rocket stymied innovations in on-orbit refueling. Stay for the hubris of NASA officials regarding the Falcon Heavy in 2014.https://t.co/EZ4dCjjNJX
— Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) August 1, 2019
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