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Elon Musk explains why the Space Shuttle was a bad idea

Elon Musk explains why the Space Shuttle was a bad idea

(1:17) Why Elon Musk thinks space planes are inherently a bad idea.

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His comments made a good sound bite but the problem with the Shuttle wasn't the principle - it was the politics.

The Shuttle was originally meant to be smaller and sit on top of it's rockets - But the US military (what a surpise), insisted that it had to meet their spy sallelite launch requirements and be much bigger. So - instead of pushing a station wagon into space they were forced to push a school bus.

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His comments made a good sound bite but the problem with the Shuttle wasn't the principle - it was the politics.

The Shuttle was originally meant to be smaller and sit on top of it's rockets - But the US military (what a surpise), insisted that it had to meet their spy sallelite launch requirements and be much bigger. So - instead of pushing a station wagon into space they were forced to push a school bus.

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