Big_Gazza wrote:Vladimir79 wrote:US doesn't invest much in it either. The most likely candidate is Elon Musk beating everyone.
Musk is just a show-pony who owns a rocket company. SpaceX doesn't currently have a manned LEO capability, and won't launch such vehicles unless the USGov pays for them (ie shuttle service to/from ISS). The idea that Musk is going to land humans on Mars is nothing but fan-boi BS.
Isn't he bankrupt because of his ideas ? I heard tesla is loosing something like 5000 $ per minute or hour. His reusable rockets won't help him.