The best space news last week

Written by Bob McCormick on 10/02/2008 03:43:00 PM

I personally think we had great news from the “space biz” last week.

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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