Want To Design A Rocket? Here's Your Chance
United Launch Alliance has a new interactive site where people can design rockets.
If you've ever thought to yourself, "I'd like to design a rocket someday," now's your chance.
The United Launch Alliance now has a website that lets customers design their own.
You can choose a launch date, type of rocket, orbit and several other customizations.
Although that might sound like fun-and-games, the interactive site is actually meant to drum up more commercial business for ULA.
The U.S. government is already a big fan of ULA's Atlas rockets, but the company is on a mission to branch into the commercial side of things, just like Elon Musk's SpaceX venture.
SpaceX is ULA's main competitor, and it already has a hold on a lot of the commercial market.
So ULA's rockets might come with a heftier price tag, but the company says that's because they're more reliable. SpaceX had a rocket explode back in September. Atlas rockets haven't failed in over two decades.
And, hey, for that money, at least you can have some fun choosing what you want.
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