Myke is the Chief Designer of Mimetics, a company devoted to interesting and engaging children in STEM through the use of Robotics.
I wonder how much salvaging all the gold plated plumbing would offset the cost of the aircraft?
Good for Rocket Lab for persevering but I'm not convinced of the viability of their program. $4.9M per launch for 330lb, works out to just under $15k/lb which is almost twice the cost of lifting...
Wouldn't joining Nav Canada make more sense?
I wondered about that as well - I guess they feel that the CF-34 would be a better choice as it's in the A-10 and would have minimum certification costs.
I really hate to say this, but I think NASA needs to get out of the manned space exploration business. They're just too slow, political and bureaucratic - the Musks and the Bezos of the world are...