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What advantages will the new Boeing SpaceX rocket (to fly USA Astronauts to the International Space Station) over the Russian Soyuz Rocket?

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What advantages will the new Boeing SpaceX rocket (to fly USA Astronauts to the International Space Station) over the Russian Soyuz Rocket? or is the new Boeing SpaceX rocket just a USA version of the Russian Soyuz Rocket 

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For one, the SpaceX "Dragon" ship has Nothing to do with Boeing. SpaceX was founded by Elon Musk, the same guy making the Tesla electric cars. They've already sent a bunch of resupply missions to the ISS AND it's the Only one other than Soyuz to Return to Earth. The other Cygnus ships they just fill with Trash and they burn up on Re-entry. The Manned Dragon is slated to fly next year. The Savings is with SpaceX's Boosters which they've Landed back at the Cape or on seagoing barges over a dozen times now. In fact one upcoming flight will be the Third reuse of one of the 1st stage boosters. That's how SpaceX is cutting the Cost/Lb of getting into space.

http://www.spacex.com

The Boeing Uprated "Apollo" basically has no clear mission objectives yet. They Claim it will be capable of going to Mars but it's still in my opinion, too Small for that. 4 or 5 guys in that little space for a flight over a year, they'll be beating the Crap out of each other in 6 months  You have to have enough  Space inside for the people to just get Away from each other for a while.

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