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Collier Trophy goes to Blue Origin?

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  1. Patrick W

    Patrick W Active Member

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    Kudos to Blue Origin for all the work they do. We need more commercial involvement in space.

    But compared to what SpaceX has achieved (yesterday being the most recent example) I'm surprised that the trophy did not go to SpaceX.

    http://www.avweb.com/eletter/archives/101/3629-full.html
     
  2. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    The list of recipients gives you the idea that this is an old school aerospace trophy. Blue Origin gets to be included since their BE-4 engine will likely be used by ULA for the Vulcan rocket that will replace the Atlas V.

    Still congratulations to Blue Origin.
     
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    SpaceX just got another trophy yesterday that is 230 feet tall.
     
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    Exactly. A highly visible accomplishment is a more satisfying reward than an award. Not to diminish this recognition given to Blue Origin, but the stories on-line and in mass media over the past day have been about Space X's relaunch of a Falcon 9 booster, the successful deployment of SES-10 and successful second landing of the "flight proven" booster.
     
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