SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Says ULA Would Be 'Dead as a Doornail' Without Government Help
Recently, SpaceX’s second dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission successfully hoisted more than 80 spacecraft into orbit, using a recycled booster and nosecone faring from earlier missions in a successful launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk sparred on Twitter with Tory Bruno, the CEO of Boeing and Lockheed Martin’s rocket-building joint venture United Launch Alliance (ULA), one of SpaceX's competitors, saying ULA would be “dead” without government contracts.
In turn, Tory Bruno has repeatedly said that ULA receiving any government subsidies was a myth.
Earlier, again on Twitter, Elon Musk said that ULA was a "complete waste of taxpayer money".
Both companies, ULA and SpaceX compete against each other in the space industry.