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Thanks for sharing your knowledge on such an “obscure” industry for most of us! This was very instructive! I guess I’ve grown up hearing so much about the connection between NASA and space that the sheer thought of a private company “substituting” NASA is amazing to me.
What I would be very curious to understand though is why manufacturers of space parts did not react to SpaceX and lowered prices to try to prevent the new company from entering the market. I understand that they were selling prices at exorbitant prices because they could, but with the experience they had, it sounds very difficult to me that a new entrant is able to achieve lower manufacturing costs than companies that are established in the business.
But now it does not really matter why they did not react, the fact is that they allowed one of the most innovative businessman in the world to carve out a nice spot in their market and they will certainly pay for it.