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Soaring in the sky

It is difficult to soar with eagles when you work with turkeys.


Space X Falcon 9 enters earth orbit and opens to new era

As reported by many sources, and among them Nell GreenfieldBoyce at NPR (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4494969), Noah Robischon at Fast Company (http://www.fastcompany.com/user/142631) and Jason Paur at Wired (http://www.wired.com/autopia/author/jasonpaur/), privately  financed rocket Falcon 9 owned by Space X entered orbit at first launch (full articles at http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=127487766&ft=1&f=1001, http://www.fastcompany.com/1656560/spacex-falcon-9-successfully-launched-into-orbit-video, http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/06/space-x-goes-into-earth-orbit/).

I think that is a great breakthrough in space activities, that, if continued, will bring an overall efficiency in space travel.

Is not (only) the fact of succeding at first try, but is a matter of economy, because in a medium timeframe, I suppose the owner of Space X will try to reach the breakeven, demostrating that is possible to have space transportation at a reasonable rate.

I don’t think that this as a first outcome will lead to more tourists in space, but will surely bring more commercial payload up ther in the sky, enabling also medium sized countries to have access to near space.

This post as a comment also at http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/06/space-x-goes-into-earth-orbit/comment-page-1/#comment-78258, and at http://www.fastcompany.com/1656560/spacex-falcon-9-successfully-launched-into-orbit-video

Flying and wishes

It is better to be on the ground wishing you were flying, than vice versa.


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