It wasn’t the Chinese mission (although that was good).
It wasn’t the ATV reentry (although that was good, too)
It’s not even the funding that Congress & the President will provide for more Soyuz vehicles (which was needed - but they probably held their noses while they signed, given the political tension with Russia lately) …
No - the best news was the first launch of a private rocket. Assuming they can repeat the task, it is a paradigm shift for how low Earth orbit access can be done.
Way to go, Spacex! Definitely better results than the last time I mentioned Spacex!
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