2 thoughts on “New Pressure To Accelerate Commercial Crew?”

  1. Presuming we had an empty rocket resting horizontally in a nearby warehouse, how long does “Add Dragon, upright rocket, move rocket, run checks, fuel rocket” take?

    (Yes, I’ve already heard that SpaceX is short on cores at the moment to be pulling this stunt, but the only numbers I’ve ever heard for ’emergency missions’ in the Shuttle era were bogglingly slow unless it was just hijacking the next mission up.)

    A launch rate of 1-per-month makes even “Just hijack the next mission!” a lot more acceptable, but I’m curious what it could be if the rocket was paid to sit there on (empty of fuel) standby,

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