I can't understand people not understanding the issue. The average temperature is higher. It's that simple. The rest is effects of the rising temperature. More extreme weather. Higher sea levels...
Rocket Lab USA is the same Rocket Lab in New Zealand.
The Dash 80 prototype was neither a 707 nor a KC-135 but a platform to kick off both programs.
Same price; better performance. May not be compelling but I would choose it. Still, they need to prove they can do it.
Can someone explain why this better than the 'Prandtl d' that NASA developed for a lot less money?