NASA & Armadillo Aerospace Make Interesting Couple

As noted by Patrick Michels of the Dallas Observer blog Unfair Park, NASA Enlists Caddo Mills-Based Armadillo Aerospace For A Boost to Suborbital Space,

“Like other NewSpace teams, [Armadillo Aerospace] pretty much define themselves against the glacial pace and dense bureaucracy of government spaceflight — but at least until there’s a real market for space tourism and commercial cargo, NASA’s going to be the sugar daddy that keeps upstarts like Armadillo flying.”

while the “New Space” movement rails against NASA, NASA is for the time being its own customer. Which is sort of like working for Lucky Strike while protesting vehemently against smoking…we’ll leave it to our readers to call that card.

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