I think this was @Gori the Grey's idea but I'm tired of waiting for it because I actually had a prediction I want to call. Share you predictions for whatever you want here but let's try and avoid political discussion. You can state a political prediction (who you think will win and why) succinctly, but I'd prefer if people do not soapbox on politics and I don't want push back on anyone else's political predictions. You can debate non-political predictions here all you like but we already have a multitude of political threads to fork off into if you feel the need to debate politics. Not RD because I want to have fun but please let's not trash each other here. Might be a candidate for a serialized thread if it works out and is popular. Edit: We probably should not serialize this because that would make it harder to trace predictions across threads. ---------- My prediction is about the results of the United States Air Force's (USAF) launch competition which should wrap up in Q1 of 2020. The USAF is having a competition to see which rocket companies will be able to sell rides to it for national security missions. They will pick two winners with a 60/40 split between them for contracts. The competitors are: ULA with the Vulcan-Centaur rocket Spoiler : Blue Origin with the New Glenn Rocket Spoiler : SpaceX with Falcon 9, Falcon Heavy and/or Starship Spoiler : Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and the OmegA rocket Spoiler : I predict that the winners of the competition will be ULA and Northrop. I also predict that the rational from the Air Force is going to be that SpaceX is viable on purely commercial sales and is already certified for USAF launches and thus is a freebie back-up third option. The subtext will be that ULA is not viable without military launches and OmegA can survive on scraps (executives there say they can make profit with only two launches a year and they have a track record of achieving similar results) should the budget for military launches collapse.