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  • Donald Trump's differences with Joe Biden extend far beyond planet Earth.

  • When it comes to space, the two presidential candidates are many moons apart.

  • Let's look at their policies and why old players.

  • A new space rivals have a lot riding on the US election is the only priority.

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  • Trump's plans included 2024 Moon Mission, where sources say Biden backs a delayed Moonshot.

  • Postponing the mission will push back a lot of contracts.

  • Would also intensify competition between new space rivals like Space six and Blue Origin and traditional defense contractors like Boeing.

  • 21 Fire Boeing is at the depths of the financial crisis caused by a crippled aviation industry on the grounding of the 737 max.

  • Pushing back the Moon mission could cast more doubt on the fate of its space launch system, or SLS.

  • Rocket critics point to its aging technology and launch costs of $1 billion or more.

  • Permission to put things in perspective, it costs as little as $90 million to fly.

  • Elon Musk's Falcon heavy but Boeing super heavy lift rocket supports tens of thousands of jobs in Alabama and California, and it's seen by backers essential to NASA's exploration pounds.

  • Then there's the International Space Station.

  • Trump would end financial support for the I S s in 2025 turning it over to private companies.

  • Biden, however, is more likely to propose a funding extension.

  • That would be a major boost for the likes of Boeing, which has a $225 million annual contract with the ISS set to expire in 2024.

  • We have bob Banking from Space X demo to mission entering the international space station.

  • Boeing and Space X are already supplying spacecraft to ferry astronauts to the ISS.

  • In August, Space X launched and returned the first astronauts from US soil on a trip to the in nearly a decade.

Donald Trump's differences with Joe Biden extend far beyond planet Earth.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/02
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