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Elon Musk and the success of SpaceX

They finally did it.  Falcon 1 launched and reached orbit successfully on September 28th, making it the “first privately developed liquid fuel rocket to orbit the Earth.” (All quotes are from Spacex.com)  The booster significantly lowers launch costs, as mentioned … Continue reading

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“Beam me up, Scotty!” and the role of private enterprise in space

It’s a whole new space race. No, I’m not talking about NASA’s plans to go back to the Moon and then to Mars. This time, private enterprises are the ones leading the charge and doing what I feel is one … Continue reading

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