Space-X, in six years, has CRUSHED everyone else, pushing China, Japan, and most of everyone else but a small Russian ability, and the ESA, completely out of the orbital launch market.
Pity the man (Musk) can’t focus. Too many Wiz-bang projects and ideas, wasting time and money.
People (rightfully) give Elon Musk a lot of $#!^ for sucking off the government’s teat when it comes to the Tesla, which he makes at a loss every time he sells one, and wouldn’t exist at all without massive government subsidies. (Thanks Pres. Obozo: You built that!)
As the post comments, find and fire the bozo at NASA that won’t certify Space X for manned missions. And stop giving the money and prestige to the Russian Space Agency. It’s a little disingenuous for President Trump to be pulling Germany’s shorts up over their head over buying Russian natural gas when we are doing worse with manned space flight.