Elon Musk is on fire! After he launched his new rocket into space, he was informed that his rivals want to make everything a competition – even a banal thing, such as a cocktail party.
How did it all start?
It all started when a group of entrepreneurial companies, known as Commercial Spaceflight Federation (Space X included) got to be the host of a reception for the members of the council – some of the most important people in Washington, such as secretaries of state, commerce, defence, transportation and some top government officials.
Then, the representatives of Boeing and Lockheed Martin complained to the White House, and yes, they got to host a reception, too.
It was all fun and games until it became an imperative thing. More and more important people appeared and it all transformed in a full convocation.
Space X in need, to show itself?
Space X was mocked and called as an “ankle biter”, reason why it had to improvise and adapt. It has lots of huge contracts, with several billion dollars, in regard to flying cargo and astronauts to the International Space Station.
Is the competition really that tight between these 2?
This rivalry is so intense that they felt the need to make a competition when it came to small gatherings with some (important) people.
After the complaints, the party was supposed to take place at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, which is in Florida. But because the whole idea suddenly grew bigger, it moved to the Aerospace Industries Association and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration.
We really think this got out of hand, but we’ll let them have their fun.