Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A significant launch

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/08/AR2010120801591.html

This one is important for the future of space exploration. I've long held...and continue to hold...that NASA should consider partnering with those private companies working on commercial spacecraft.

Heck, the way things are going, NASA may just be buying their next manned orbiter from Burt Rutan...he seems to be more on track than they are.

Besides. Space will only be properly explored and exploited by people who have something to gain other than 'pure science'. Pure science is all very well for sending robots to peek at Jupiter...but its not going to get us colonies on the Moon and Mars.