December 17, 2020 (Brian Berletic – LD) – US-based aerospace company SpaceX recently tested a prototype of a revolutionary, fully reusable space launch vehicle called “Starship” in Boca Chica Texas in recent weeks.
The mostly successful flight – which will be followed up in quick succession – is an example of the sort of innovation and progress the United States is still very much capable of offering the world.
I explain in this video how old entrenched special interests in the US had previously tried to hinder SpaceX’s rise as a premier aerospace company through lobbying and legal maneuvers (instead of just building better rockets) and how other nations in the multipolar world are responding to SpaceX’s innovations with constructive competition instead.
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References for Today’s Review:
SpaceDotCom – Russia planning to go reusable in 2026 with new Amur rocket:
SpaceNews – Chinese Linkspace reaches 300 meters with launch and landing test:
National Defense – Launch Contract Dispute Pits SpaceX Against Air Force, ULA: