DailyDirt: Space Race Continues

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Recently, some cool new space efforts are lining up to deliver people and payloads into orbit. For example, SpaceX shipped some supplies to the International Space Station, and it's on track to providing a rocket system for ferrying astronauts to the ISS as well. More and more commercial space ventures are competing with government space programs, and this new space race will hopefully continue and create even more inspiring space technologies over the next decade and beyond. Here are just a few other interesting developments along the way. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: ardusat, astronauts, commercial rockets, excalibur almaz, international space station, moon, orbit, space, taikonauts
Companies: faa, kickstarter, nasa, scistarter, spacex, virgin galactic

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    abc gum, 26 Jun 2012 @ 6:26pm

    With irresponsible corporate interests in outer space there will be renewed interest and need for junk collectors. To date little has been accomplished in this field other than empty promises. Gee, let's test our new sat killer on this broken satellite, I'm looking at you China - not that they are any worse than the multitudes of other self interests. Based upon an exponential growth rate, how many decades will it take for the earth to have its very own rings, pretty!

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