We may be at the dawn of a new, private era in space.Commentary:
Wired: How do you think this will this impact NASA?
Horkachuck: It provides a benefit and fills a gap that retiring the Space Shuttle left. It’s a good cooperative effort between us and industry, and both sides are learning new ways.
Plus, it frees up some of our budget to be able to develop deeper space missions. Hopefully changing the cost to low-Earth orbit will allow NASA to go further and deeper into space than we’ve gone before. So it’s a win-win for everybody....
It’s difficult not to root for SpaceX right now. There are simply to few other games in town, but this space venture fueled by the funds of internet startup success in an age where 50 years of government backed space travel is dying out is in deed an interesting time, a changing of the guard. Hopefully the new guard will be able to take us to a whole new level, literally!
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