I'm a SpaceX fan, so pleased that the company is one of the two outfits shortlisted.
But I'd like to see Boeing's figures, to find out why development of the CST-100 will cost more than...
Affordability - from airframe numbers to maintenance hours - is key, as the sorry story of the F-35 tells us loud and clear.
The 'reusable first stage' is the interesting part of this statement, especially as it's a vertical launch system.
It'll be interesting to see how its layout compares with winged launcher...
With no leader to provide the essential outward urge, the US space program has been hobbled by those big-ticket 'urgent-must-have' items that continually shove their way to the spending trough....
Musk's strategic vision has upset the applecart big-time, and good for him.
So far as future space is concerned, he has the only remotely doable humans on Mars plan.