To do what?
The fact that we did not use up all the Saturn Vs we *did* have, demonstrates the fallacy of that. We stopped making them, because we consciously chose to stop doing the things...
The contract under which the engines were acquired, *allows* us to duplicate them. The question is, time and money. It can't be done soon or cheaply. (and there are some aspects of the combustion...
"...and conned him, but not the USAF."
Why would they care?
The USAF only cares that their payload safely reaches the desired orbit. Booster recovery is purely SpaceX's problem. And...
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