• Question: do you think space X is the future

    Asked by 895spap44 to Alison on 8 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Alison Dufresne

      Alison Dufresne answered on 8 Nov 2018:

      In the safety manual for a launch site there’s something called “fault tolerance”. It means that if something goes wrong, the mission can still succeed regardless. Space X are awesome and achieving great things, but the industry has fault tolerance – in other words, they aren’t the only way to bring about a space faring future for humanity.
      I do hope they are the first to land people on Mars and continue to do great things after that but we’ll just have to see!