Low Cost Hardware

"While dramatic ventures can be invigorating, they can also make us lose sight of the amazing achievements that occur bit by bit."
-- V. Postrel, The Future and its Enemies

In the real world most technological progress is incremental. Computers get 2 times as fast, memory chips hold 2 times as much, etc. Probably because Apollo was such a leap forward, NASA has tried to do big projects that make big leaps in technology and usually failed.

Some places that are taking the step by step approach to developing lower cost hardware. Here are some small companies making real rocket hardware at lower than standard prices.

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