Skip to comments.Where to watch the SpaceX launch to the International Space Station
Posted on 04/23/2012 5:14:32 PM PDT by KevinDavis
It's not a trip to the moon. It's not even manned spaceflight. But it is a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral, and it's not insignificant. So if you want a front-row seat to witness one giant leap for private business, then you'll want to make your way over to Cape Canaveral for the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon spacecraft.
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Its a step in the right direction even if it is a much smaller step than I would like.
Baby steps for Private industry in space..
I think that once we get to actual mining of near earth asteroids, the advances will come in leaps and bound.
I think you are right, we need rockets to get to the Asteroids much faster and efficient..
“Cape Canaveral?” Did they change the name back while I was napping?
The way I see it, near earth asteroid mining will lead to a gold rush in the main asteroid belt which means investment in propulsion research. From there they will start casting glances at the Kuiper belt. By the time the Ort cloud becomes a reasonable goal, we’re half way to Alpha C.
Gotta wake people up to the fact that mining and manufacturing in space is the way to go.
From 1963 to 1973, the area was renamed “Cape Kennedy.”
President John F. Kennedy set the goal of landing on the moon.
After his assassination in 1963, his widow, Jacqueline Kennedy, suggested to President Lyndon Johnson
that renaming the Cape Canaveral facility would be an appropriate memorial.
Johnson recommended the renaming of the entire cape, announced in a televised address six days after the assassination.
Accordingly, Cape Canaveral was officially renamed Cape Kennedy.
Although the name change was approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names of the Interior Department in 1964,
it was not popular in Florida, especially in the neighboring city of Cape Canaveral.
In 1973, the Florida Legislature passed a law restoring the former 400-year-old name, and the Board went along.
The name restoration to Cape Canaveral became official on October 9, 1973.
The Kennedy family issued a letter stating they “understood the decision”.
NASA’s Kennedy Space Center retains the “Kennedy” name.
I see a future on Earth with all of the heavy industry is off this planet, and in space.. Also I do see a brain drain off of this planet. The best and brightest go to the stars while the meek stay on the planet.
This is Pete Conrad’s old company, right?
It’s also known as the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. It’s SE of the Kennedy Space Center.
P.S. You can go back to your nap now. ;)
Being semi crppled myself, I see a means of getting many Americans off disability and working in low gravity.
Wages will be good..
Not if the Left has their way. They’d rather imprison everyone on Earth instead of letting them go stars. It’s much more difficult keeping the people under their thumb if they are out and about exploring the universe.
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