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holecene · 2014-04-22 · Original thread
SpaceX is rapidly turning into AM&M from 'The Rocket Company'[0].


stcredzero · 2013-08-14 · Original thread
Two Stage to Orbit, with vertical rocket-thrust tail-landing for both stages, eschewing carbon fiber for aerospace aluminum and using friction stir welding, rejecting exotic engine designs for proven ones, and financing from dot-com tycoons:

I'm not affiliated, and the end is kinda corny, especially if you are a typical skeptic/rationalist Silicon Valley type. It's not exactly how it happened with SpaceX, but there are quite a few parallels:

EDIT: In case you are not sure, it's a fiction book. It's interesting because it presages some things SpaceX did later.

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