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Old May 30 2012, 05:21 PM   #95
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Re: SpaceX is a go for April 30th: 1st commercial launch to space stat

I presume you are referring to the old (& disavowed) presentation with the Falcon X and Falcon XX:

Yeah, Both the FX & FXX clearly were marketed to NASA for the SLS contract(s). That goes for the Merlin 2 engine as well.

While FX & Merlin 2 might happen eventually, they are clearly on the back burner - especially with the focus now being on a reusable F9. (Where 9 smaller engines is actually an advantage)
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