NASA chief explains why agency won’t buy a bunch of Falcon Heavy rockets

Enlarge / William Gerstenmaier, chief of human spaceflight for NASA, speaks on the first day of Wernher von Braun Memorial Symposium in 2017. (credit: NASA)

Since the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket in February, NASA has faced some uncomfortable questions about the affordability of its own Space Launch System rocket. By some estimates, NASA could afford 17 to 27 Falcon Heavy launches a year for what it is paying annually to develop the SLS rocket, which won't fly before 2020. Even

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