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Submission + - SpaceX - the Private Frontier (sciencecomedian.com)

sciencecomedian writes: Our new video about SpaceX for Time.com. Features interview bits with Elon Musk and a glance inside their rocket factory. We were almost finished with the piece when the topic blew up in the news about a week ago (after the ASAP announcement criticizing the Augustine Commission's recommendations and the use of private sector rockets for carrying American astronauts). We added a bit to address this point but the piece was conceived as a profile of SpaceX, not the controversy over President Obama's recommendations for the NASA budget and how it is spent.

Comment Re:Fitted? (Score 5, Insightful) 126

'We found his humor delightfully nerdy, and he fitted right in,' said Kevin Grazier, who is a planetary scientist and author. Ugh, really? It's hard to keep feeling superior to the artsies when other scientists are using words like 'fitted' in this context.

In Kevin's defense, he says he was misquoted. Seeing that appalled him, too. So you can still respect scientists.

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