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Indian private industry is too profit driven and not yet capable of putting big ideas in reality like SpaceX.feedback
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Apr 13 2017
Multiple people spoke about SpaceX in the news. We gather all their quotes on this page, an easy way to see all views about this topic at a glance. To go deeper, all quotes are redirected to the article from which they come. Elon Musk is the person who had the greatest number of quotes. The most recent one of them is: “At this point, I'm highly confident that it's possible to achieve at least 100-fold reduction in the cost of space access.”.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

You know what we do in moments like this in my field? We invoke the cosmic perspective.feedback

Neil deGrasse Tyson

What I see is that if you like STEM, but for whatever reason will not become a STEM professional, you can still gain basic levels of science literacy in your life, and blend that awareness into your work.feedback

Neil deGrasse Tyson

I really like Earth. So any space trip I take, I'm double checking that there's sufficient funds for me to return. Also, I'm not taking that trip until Elon Musk send his mother and brings her back alive. Then I'm good for it. Any demonstration of rocket reusability is a good thing. When we fly on a Boeing 747 across great distances, we don't throw it away and roll out a new one. Reusability is arguably the most fundamental feature of affordable expensive things.feedback

Martin Halliwell

You've got to get away from the idea that it's secondhand.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

This is a huge day. My mind's blown, frankly. Flight proven.feedback

Jason Palmer

When he sees a problem or opportunity to do something better, he builds a company to solve it.feedback

Martin Halliwell

My belief is within 24 months SpaceX will offer a service to orbit, and it will be irrelevant if its new or pre-flown.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The first reflight of an orbital class booster did its mission perfectly, dropped off the second stage, came back and landed on the drone ship, right on the bullseye. It's an amazing day for space as a whole, for the space industry. It means you can fly and refly an orbital class booster, which is the most expensive part of the rocket. It's been 15 years to get to this point. It's taken us a long time. It's really a great day, not just for SpaceX but for the space industry as a whole and proving something can be done when many people said it was impossible.feedback

Martin Halliwell

Someone has to go first. Really what we want to do here is encourage the launcher industry to follow this way forward.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

My mind's blown. This is going to be ultimately a huge revolution in spaceflight. It's the difference between if you had airplanes where you threw away an airplane after every flight versus you could reuse them multiple times. It's taken us a long time, a lot of difficult steps along the way, but I'm just incredibly proud of the SpaceX team. I'm still at a loss for words, but it's really a great day not just for SpaceX and the space industry as a whole and proving that something can be done that many people said was impossible.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

This is a huge day. My mind's blown, frankly. The potential is there for (an) over 100-fold reduction in the cost of access to space. If we can achieve that, it means humanity can become a space-faring civilization and be out there among the stars. This is what we want for the future. Flight proven.feedback

Andrew DeGasperi

It would open up the ecosystem to satellite companies that can't afford these high costs. In my mind, that is probably going to increase the number of players in orbit, probably going to increase competition, probably going to drive costs down across the board.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The significance of today is proving that it's possible to do that. We might get there toward the end of this year, but I think if not this year, I'm confident we'll get there next year. That actually successfully landed as well. That was the cherry on the cake. We didn't originally intend for the Falcon 9 to have a reusable upper stage, but it might be fun to try, like, a Hail Mary. What's the worst that could happen? It blows up, but it blows up anyway.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

We're not one-way trip to Mars people. We want to make sure that whoever we take can come back. And from that perspective you have to have a reusable system. We're really looking for true operational reusability, like an aircraft.feedback

Martin Halliwell

It hasn't been repainted. I believe Elon specifically didn't want it repainted. … It doesn't look all scruffy and scorched and sooty. It looks pretty good.feedback

Markus Payer

I recall exactly the moment when our engineers came back from the SpaceX factory. They saw something they didn't think would exist.feedback

Robert Braun

You don't need to add wings, you don't need to add a parachute. You're using the same systems you would use for launch. So in terms of the investment required, I would think it would be the most straightforward and the lowest investment.feedback

Robert Braun

We could open the space frontier. Then you're talking about a different set of economics for space transportation, and that's really the key to access to space and what's been holding us back for decades.feedback

Martin Halliwell

Well, here we are. We're at the edge of quite a significant bit of history here. We don't believe we're taking an inordinate risk here. It's not just the money in this particular case. It's really, let's get this proof of concept moving. Someone has to go first here. It's expensive waiting. The fact that it's flown once, landed once, that's just fine. Let's do it again.feedback

Alanna Krolikowski

These programs are part of a comprehensive, deliberate, long-term strategic vision for economic and societal transformation. What's needed is actually new drivers of growth, and those have to come from services, from innovation, from essentially becoming an economy that's more similar to an advanced industrialized economy.feedback

Alanna Krolikowski

There is a real vision for making the fundamental infrastructure investments in the satellite constellations themselves. Those investments are justified in terms of their downstream impact on the economy and what they're going to do for upgrading the scientific, technological and industrial base in China – what they're going to do to foster that transition toward an innovation economy that the government emphasizes.feedback

James Lewis

It's escaping what they would call the domination of the West and the U.S. It's a way to assert China's independence and a return to the global stage. It sends a message: We're a great power.feedback

Martin Halliwell

Having been the first commercial satellite operator to launch with SpaceX back in 2013, we are excited to once again be the first customer to launch on SpaceX's first ever mission using a flight-proven rocket. We believe reusable rockets will open up a new era of spaceflight, and make access to space more efficient in terms of cost and manifest management.feedback

Blake Scholl - The Spaceship Company

Before Elon started SpaceX, probably everyone believed that was only something for governments and giant corporations. He's shown that a small company on a relatively small amount of money can go and accomplish things that the big guys can't.feedback

Bas Lansdorp - Mars

Buying into Mars One, is buying into content, while buying into Boeing or Airbus is buying into technology. I think that throughout last 30 years, we see that content has become more valuable. High impact content like the Olympics, Formula 1 and big blockbuster movies are going up in value. That is exactly what Mars One is. It's comparable to the exploration of the earth, be it Europeans migrating to the U.S. on a one way boat ticket or maybe a better comparison is people in west of Africa settling across the world on all continents in 40,000 years.feedback

Bas Lansdorp - Mars

It will change the world more than we can imagine right now. It will bring people on earth closer together, it will inspire people to pursue more education to start a new company, inspire kids to become astronauts again. The most important thing is that by going to Mars, which is the second best place for humans to live in the solar system, by going to Mars and showing Earth how bad the second best planet is, will change the way humans look after this planet.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Well, now, when your dragon lands on Mars with people, is there going to be anything down there for you to live in or do?feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

SpaceX is proud to have been selected to support this important National Security Space Mission. We appreciate the confidence that the U.S. Air Force has placed in our company and we look forward to working together towards the successful launch of another GPS-III mission.feedback

Rodolphe Belmer - Eutelsat

We think that our role as an industry leader is to stimulate competition so that there is a stream of innovation ... and that access to space is easier. When the opportunity of ... New Glenn presented itself, we jumped on it.feedback

Jeff Bezos - Amazon.com

New Glenn has quite a bit of capability. A few months ago, we started approaching customers, and Eutelsat was very interested right away. We couldn't hope for a better first partner, because they're going to be able to help. Our goal, and we won't stop until we achieve it, is to dramatically lower launch costs. It's not going to be easy, and it's going to take time. But when we do achieve that goal, it will grow the entire industry.feedback

Arnold Shadbehr

They have been in preliminary engineering mode and in discussions with us back and forth since a few months ago, but no permit has been issued yet.feedback

Wayne Hale

Even with today's technology, it's still an extraordinarily difficult, extraordinarily dangerous task to undertake, period.feedback

Richard Garriott

I can tell you first-hand that orbiting the earth at 17,000 MPH is a life-changing event. But I can hardly imagine traveling from a modest 250 miles above the earth to the moon some 240,000 miles away. Watching the earth recede into the distance to become a pale blue dot and then arriving for a close pass across the back side of the moon before being slingshot back at the earth will be an experience far beyond my own.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

My guess is it is someone who has gone through this before [as a space tourist] and now wants to go up and go around the moon. It's a first for navigation. Dragon, as of today, has never gone past low Earth orbit. How do you know where you're going and how to fire your thrusters?feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We would expect to do more than one mission of this nature. This should be incredibly exciting. If NASA decides that they want to do the first lunar orbit mission, we would obviously give them priority.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We have been approached by private individuals. This is a private mission with paying customers, who have placed significant deposits. There is some risk here.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think this should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited about sending people into deep space again.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think they are entering this with their eyes open, knowing that there is some risk here. They're certainly not naive, and we'll do everything we can to minimize that risk, but it's not zero. But they're coming into this with their eyes open. This should be a really exciting mission that hopefully gets the world really excited about sending people into deep space again. This should be incredibly exciting.feedback

Jim Cramer

The stock would have been up today if it weren't for these comments. Musk is prepping you for a secondary though, and it sounds like the street will be very ready after that last home run off an offering. In true Elon Musk style, he didn't exactly put to bed the notion of merging Tesla and SpaceX. Given Musk's legion of fans, they would probably cheer if he combined cars and rockets, too.feedback

Thomas Pesquet

As a pilot it is sometimes better to accelerate and circle around than attempt a difficult landing. Same in space - we'll be ready tomorrow!feedback

Rob Navias

The SpaceX engineers are tracing this issue to an incorrect value that was detected in the spacecraft's Relative Global Positioning System hardware, which basically tells Dragon's computers, for its burn plan, where it is in the sky relative to the International Space Station. Dragon itself is in excellent shape. Its Global Positioning System hardware is also in excellent shape. At no time was the station or the crew in any danger. Dragon did exactly what it was supposed to do and broke out of its approach.feedback

Jessica Jensen - SpaceX

I'm sure the team will be out celebrating. We'll be out tonight if you want to find us.feedback

Thomas Pesquet

Looks like I'll have to wait one more day to get my French cheese ;). We need all your cargo for (at)ISS-Research!feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

But that 1 percent chance isn't worth rolling the dice. Better to wait a day.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

The response to that report this morning was, The hell we won't fly before 2019.feedback

Stephen Payne - Nasa

It's kind of neat to go outside and look at the pad changing and see how what was once the future is becoming the present.feedback

Tom Engler

In the entire history of human spaceflight, there have only been three countries that have ever flown in space, and here we're going to have four separate and distinct programs at the center.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Over time I think we will probably see a closer merger of biological intelligence and digital intelligence. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output. It's mostly about the bandwidth, the speed of the connection between your brain and the digital version of yourself, particularly output. Some high bandwidth interface to the brain will be something that helps achieve a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence and maybe solves the control problem and the usefulness problem.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Tell me the story of your life and the decisions that you made along the way and why you made them and also tell me about some of the most difficult problems you worked on and how you solved them. People that really solved the problem, they know exactly how they solved it they know the little details.feedback

Brogan BamBrogan

We got some hyperloops in the game. The ethos of the company is trying to switch the paradigm. Mobility and transportation are both words that talk about the 'getting there.' And we want to make it so seamless. I don't want to get to dinner with my friend, I want to be at dinner with my friend. The lawsuit was settled in November, we filled out our founding team, and put together a really unique vision for the end-users – which by the way is both cargo and passengers – but it's also going to deliver real economic value for the individual projects.feedback

Jim Cramer

And I think that when you have such a uniform protest and then you sit down, I mean, maybe this was the first example of there could be a compromise. I don't think this is going to be as left, right as people think. I think that there are people in the Supreme Court ... who are Republican who really aren't kind of backing the federal court system.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

We should be launching every two to three weeks. For us, the concern was not the cracks, but do they grow over time? Would these cracks cause a flight failure? I think NASA is used to engines that aren't quite as robust, so they just don't want any cracks at all in the turbo machinery.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Many in America don't realize how proud they should be of the legal system. Not perfect, but nowhere is the cause of justice better served. At my request, the agenda for yesterday's White House meeting went from not mentioning the travel ban to having it be first and foremost. In addition, I again raised climate. I believe this is doing good, so will remain on council & keep at it. Doing otherwise would be wrong.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Amortizing this capital cost over 20 years and adding daily operational costs gives a total of $20 USD plus operating costs per one-way ticket on the passenger Hyperloop.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Falcon 9 Block 5 -- the final version in the series -- is the one that has the most performance and is designed for easy reuse.feedback

Matthew J. Desch

Today Iridium launches a new era in the history of our company and a new era in space as we start to deliver the next generation of satellite communications. We have been working endless hours for the last eight years to get to this day, and to finally be here with ten Iridium NEXT satellites successfully launched into low-Earth orbit is a fulfilling moment.feedback

Bret Johnson - SpaceX

We have more than 70 future launches on our manifest representing over $10 billion in contracts. The company is in a financially strong position and is well positioned for future growth.feedback

Phil McAllister - Nasa

Awarding these missions now will provide greater stability for the future space station crew rotation schedule, as well as reduce schedule and financial uncertainty for our providers. The ability to turn on missions as needed to meet the needs of the space station program is an important aspect of the Commercial Crew Program.feedback

Marco Caceres - Teal Group

Clearly, they're being extra cautious. SpaceX usually pushes ahead a lot faster, so it seems like they're not rushing ahead at this point, which is a good thing.feedback

Diane Hockenberry

Iridium is pleased with SpaceX's announcement on the results of the September 1 anomaly as identified by their accident investigation team, and their plans to target a return to flight.feedback

Curt Niebur - Nasa

Juno is very special because it is one of those rare missions where it is entirely focused on looking inside Jupiter. With the instruments and techniques we are using, we can unzip the planet and really peer inside it and understand what its deepest internal structure is.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

This one was particularly devastating from an organizational perspective.feedback

Jim Cantrell - SpaceX

These accidents are tough to come back from and it is often tough to get everybody to agree, this is really what happened,' and sometimes it's tough to fix it.feedback

Phillip Larson - SpaceX

We're continuing to make progress with the investigation into our Sept. 1 anomaly and we are working to safely and reliably return to flight in early January. Inmarsat is a long-time partner, and we wish them well with their upcoming mission.feedback

Steve Jurvetson

It's already billions, and some have posited could it become the first trillion dollar company? I think that will only happen if they somehow capitalize the whole Martian economy but I am comfortable saying tens of billions of dollars and eventually hundreds of billions is the current opportunity on the table.feedback

Steve Jurvetson

At the limit when there's millions of people going to Mars so you are amortizing the asset over many trips and all the business terms of depreciation and fuel costs, it actually pencils out to about $200,000 round trip. So this … is roughly the cost of an average home in America.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

We are looking forward to return to flight with the first Iridium NEXT launch.feedback

Justin Wilkes

SpaceX ... is a company that's built to eventually get people to Mars. He's made no bones about it. That's what he wants to do.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

If you have solar panels, batteries and electric cars, you have a complete solution to a sustainable energy future ... it's just critical that all three pieces are there.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think we've gotten to the bottom of the problem. It was a really surprising problem. It's never been encountered before in the history of rocketry.feedback

Thomas Stafford

It was unanimous… Everybody there, and particularly the people who had experience over the years, said nobody is ever near the pad when they fuel a booster. Nobody is ever near the (launch) pad.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Probably just pack the pressurized space with cargo. Early missions will be heavily weighted towards cargo. First crewed mission would have about a dozen people, as the goal will be to build out and troubleshoot the propellant plant and Mars Base Alpha power system.feedback

Neil Garrett

The reduction in activity in the amygdala can predict how much people increase dishonesty subsequently.feedback

Mike Pinkston - Orbital ATK

We're always nervous, but we wouldn't have a rocket out there if we weren't confident we were ready to go.feedback

Barack Obama

I don't make any apologies for it. It's cool stuff and it is that thing that sets us apart. Low-wage, low-skill individuals become more redundant and while jobs may not be replaced, wages are suppressed.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

I think Earth will be a good place for a long time. But the probable lifespan of human civilization will be much greater if we're a multiplanetary species.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

What I really want to try to achieve here is to make Mars seem possible – like it's something we can achieve in our lifetimes. Without someone with a real ideological commitment, it didn't seem we were on any trajectory to become a spacefaring civilization.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Really the key is making this affordable to almost anyone who wants to go. (…) the very first flights will be quite expensive. But the architecture allows for a cost to get (to) less than $200,000, maybe as little as $100,000 over time depending on how much mass a person takes.feedback

Abhishek Tripathi - SpaceX

We're full-steam ahead for certification. We're still trying to remain on schedule.feedback

Tom Engler

We're confident that SpaceX will understand and recover from what happened. From our perspective, (the accident) changed nothing as far as our planning and implementation activities are concerned.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

We're anticipating ... being down for about three months, getting back to flight in the November timeframe.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

We're anticipating getting back to flight -- being down for about three months -- and getting back to flight in the November time frame. We'll obviously take another look at the rocket, focus on the ground systems.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Still working on the Falcon fireball investigation. Turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.feedback

Dex Torricke-Barton - SpaceX

We remain fully confident in the results of (that) investigation ... The current investigation has no bearing on this.feedback

Tory Bruno - United Launch Alliance

It's a small community and issues especially around safety – but even mission success – kind of transcend the competitive piece of this. It is still a priced-only competition, which I think is unfortunate and not necessarily, in our view, the best way to select this type of complex and risky service.feedback

Dex Torricke-Barton - SpaceX

We are continuing to thoroughly investigate last week's loss of Falcon 9, with support from the FAA, NASA, the U.S. Air Force and industry experts.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Important to note that this happened during a routine filling operation. Engines were not on and there was no apparent heat source.feedback

David Pollack - Spacecom

I saw the smoke after the explosion, but the Cape is a big place. It took a little bit until I realized it was us.feedback

David Pollack - Spacecom

They have not yet discussed with us what they found. I don't believe that there is even the slightest chance that (the problem) was coming from the satellite ... but still nothing can be ignored. They have to look at everything.feedback

David Pollack - Spacecom

We don't have a satellite, so I believe until we are ready to fly they will have some safe flights.feedback

Scott Pace - Nasa

No doubt SpaceX will fix the problems, but if you're a customer, time is money. This will get customers looking at alternatives. It may give competitors an opening and slow down SpaceX.feedback

Mark Zuckerberg - Facebook

As I'm here in Africa, I'm deeply disappointed to hear that SpaceX's launch failure destroyed our satellite that would have provided connectivity to so many entrepreneurs and everyone else across the continent. Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila [Facebook's internet drone] that will connect people as well. We remain committed to our mission of connecting everyone, and we will keep working until everyone has the opportunities this satellite would have provided.feedback

Chris Kunstadter

I don't see it in the near future. It would have to be a big one to scare underwriters out of the business.feedback

Chris Kunstadter

The nature of this business is very volatile. You don't have many losses, but when you do, they're large.feedback

Chris Kunstadter

This technology is 50 to 60 years old, and yet we're still having failures at 5 or 10 percent. We're dealing with a high-energy system, and there are always improvements being made that can be the source of failures.feedback

Chris Kunstadter

There is a lot of money out there seeking return. The pricing is marginal right now – there's room for profit on some programs and not others, so it's not universally profitable.feedback

Al Feinberg - Nasa

Fortunately, we have developed other technologies like Aquila [Facebook's internet drone] that will connect people as well.feedback

Bill Nelson

As we continue to push the frontiers of space, there will be both triumphs and setbacks. But at the end of the day, I'm confident that our commercial space industry will be very successful.feedback

Martin Halliwell

We are excited to once again be the first customer to launch on SpaceX's first-ever mission using a flight-proven rocket. We believe reusable rockets will open up a new era of spaceflight and make access to space more efficient in terms of cost and manifest management. This new agreement reached with SpaceX once again illustrates the faith we have in their technical and operational expertise.feedback

Gwynne Shotwell - SpaceX

Re-launching a rocket that has already delivered spacecraft to orbit is an important milestone on the path to complete and rapid reusability.feedback

Rob Navias

We have a new port of call for the new U.S. commercial crew vehicles.feedback

Hans Koenigsmann - SpaceX

From what I can see, [the rocket is] in excellent shape, and probably pretty soon ready to fly again.feedback

Hans Koenigsmann - SpaceX

I know how critical this is for NASA and the ISS in general, and also of course for SpaceX going forward with Crew Dragon. This is a really important piece of hardware.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

If things go according to plan, we should be able to launch people probably in 2024 with arrival in 2025. I think that most likely, the form of government on Mars would be a direct democracy, not representative.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

We should be able to launch people in 2024, with arrival in 2025.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Rocket landing speed was close to design max [and] used up contingency crush core, hence back [and] forth motion. [Probably] ok, but some risk of tipping.feedback

Samuel Greaves - Air Force

We believe ... the awarded price for this mission is about 40 percent cheaper than (the) government estimate for previous missions.feedback

Jessica Rye

ULA is eager to respond to future national security launch opportunities.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Dragon 2 is designed to be able to land anywhere in the solar system. Red Dragon Mars mission is the first test flight. But wouldn't recommend transporting astronauts beyond Earth-moon region. Wouldn't be fun for longer journeys. Internal volume ~size of SUV.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

The thing that was different about this mission, from the rocket side, was [that] the rocket landed instead of putting a hole in the ship or tipping over. So we are really excited about that.feedback

Erika Wagner - Blue Origin

As we move to human space flight, there is no certifying body. The FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] is required to keep the public safe on the ground, but it's not their responsibility to keep astronauts safe in space. That really is on our shoulders, and in terms of us having a safe place in the market, we take that seriously, we want to put our own families on board, we take that very seriously. So we are holding ourselves to internal standards.feedback

Elon Musk - Tesla Motors

Definitely harder to land on a ship. Similar to an aircraft carrier vs land: much smaller target area, that's also translating & rotating. However, that was not what prevented it being good. Touchdown speed was ok, but a leg lockout didn't latch, so it tipped over after landing.feedback

Laury Miller

More than 90 per cent of all the heat being trapped in the Earth's system ... is actually going into the ocean.feedback

Charles Bolden - NASA

By combining private sector ingenuity with bipartisan national commitment and the unmatched expertise of NASA we are not only better able to stretch the boundaries of the possible, we're strengthening our economy and creating good jobs for our people.feedback

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