Skip to comments.Private Sector Edges Deeper in Space
Posted on 05/14/2012 4:35:59 PM PDT by KevinDavis
It sounds like a routine event for NASA: At 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, a rocket is scheduled to lift off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., and carry cargo but no people to the International Space Station.
But if all goes as planned, that morning will mark something transformative for the space industry: a victory for capitalism in what has been for decades a government-run enterprise. The capsule, built by Space Exploration Technologies Corporation SpaceX, for short would be the first commercial spacecraft to make it to the space station, and many observers view its launching as the starting gun in an entrepreneurial race to turn space travel into a profit-making business in which NASA is not necessarily the biggest customer.-
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>>Good luck to SpaceX....<<
50 years late, but Godspeed. NASA ate itself — it is time for the Delos David Harrimans.
1:55 a.m. for everyone on the Left Coast! I’m going to set my alarm to watch more history being made.
Good luck to SpaceX but I say this just another example of Obama abandoning things our gov’t (in this case NASA) should be doing and engaging our government into things they shouldn’t be doing. It’s Obama’s ‘reverse parallel universe’, full throttle to snubbing America’s traditions. Obama’s killing of the space program and Bald Eagles; One the same aimed at erasing America’s traditions. The Eagle has landed, never to fly again.
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