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Can Elon Musk Save Boeing's Bacon?

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February 01, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: BA

sigh...I am getting just a wee bit tired of blogging about the 787's battery bumbling, but this is rather different.

Mr. Musk has offered his help. Let us hope that BA has the sense to at least listen:

**his Dragon9 space capsule that docked with the Space Station uses similar batteries

**his approach to using lithium rechargeables is dramatically different

**his battery packs will never suffer catastrophic failure like Boeing's

**Tesla Roadsters and Dragon9 are successful, uses battery packs just like Boeing's but do not fail

BA's fate is now in their hands. Let us hope they make the right decision, not the "bureaucratic momentum, that is our program, we did not make a mistake, that is how we do things, we are invincible" one.  

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