• Elon Musk's SpaceX keeps winning US military contracts - here's why, according to an aerospace expert

    9 days ago - By Business Insider

    SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk.
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    The US military's increasing need for fast transport explains why it keeps handing contracts to SpaceX, according to a leading aerospace expert.
    Steve Nutt, professor in aerospace engineering, told Business Insider that SpaceX is the US' best alternative to "stodgy, slow" traditional contractors.
    it comes at a time when the Department of Defense is "retooling" in light of growing global political tension, Nutt said.
    "The rockets that SpaceX has been asked to supply would address that need - delivering hardware and support...
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