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Team Elon Crushes All Competitors

By Doug Messier
Parabolic Arc
January 8, 2016

Team_Elon_pollParabolic Archers have spoken, and SpaceX’s Elon Musk once again crushed it.

Seventy-two percent of readers would prefer to be on Team Elon in the battle of the space billionaires.

Musk outpaced Blue Origin’s Jeff Bezos (Team Bezos) by a landslide with 304 votes to 81 votes. That constitutes a margin of 72 percent to 19 percent.

Meanwhile, Paul Allen — whose space ventures have included Stratolaunch Systems, SpaceShipOne and a SETI telescope array — came in a distant third with about 6 percent of the vote or 24 tallies.

Lagging in a very distant fourth place was Richard Branson. Team Branson garnered only 3 percent of the total with a mere 14 votes.

I want to thank all the readers who took the time to vote in this poll. Your participation is much appreciated here.

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