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+ - SpaceX - the Private Frontier->

Submitted by sciencecomedian
sciencecomedian (1450249) 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."
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Comment: Re:Fitted? (Score 5, Insightful) 126

by sciencecomedian (#26411923) Attached to: Stand-Up Comic Makes Science Funny

'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.

"Most of us, when all is said and done, like what we like and make up reasons for it afterwards." -- Soren F. Petersen

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