>>13097463>You can't just make up extra conditions that only count for SpaceX but not for anyone else.
You need to tell that to Musk. He could push a partly disposable heavy super heavy lift vehicle comparable to the SLS and bully his way into Artemis, but instead he wants to build a giant meme rocket to go to meme gravity well desert world.
His audaciousness is a financial strategy. Investors and space fanboys love the idea of the audacious maverick business entrepreneur leaping bureaucratic hurdles with pluck and sass.
He'll make a lot of money, and step on a lot of toes, and when the time is right, he'll just abandon ship and move on. Same as hyperloop, kek.