Sunday, May 16, 2004

Space: It Ain't Just for NASA Any More

I meant to blog about this a couple of days ago, but forgot. Even a couple of days late, though, it's worth drawing attention to. To quote the article's opening sentence: "A privately built manned spacecraft has reached a record altitude of 211,000ft (64km) over California on one of its final tests before officially entering space."

I'm very much in favor of the development of private-enterprise spaceflight, personally. How economically feasible it is to do it on any kind of significant scale in the foreseeable future, I honestly couldn't say, but my bet is that, long-term, it's going to be very much the way to go.

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