Thursday, July 21, 2011

private industry replaces Ares I rocket

NASA is simply transferring its costly bureaucratically sponsored spaceflights to the private sector. Newt Gingrich brought up private space flight on June 13, 2011 during republican debate. The next 50 years are going to be historic. There's intensifying economic and space competition. NASA is turning to private industry with fixed prices, contracts and profit margins. The space agency will be the customer, not the boss. NASA is hoping to launch its privately built rocket and capsule to the space station late this year. It won't carry astronauts, but if all goes well the unmanned ship will dock with the station and deliver food, water and clothing. It will take 40 tons of supplies to the space station in 20 flights. Boeing is going to privately send astronauts into space in 2014. SpaceX of Hawthorne, California, which also has its own ship, the Dragon, a “free-flying, reusable spacecraft.

President George Bush has set NASA on a mission to put men back on the moon by 2020, and then onto Mars between 2035 and 2037.

I'm flying on space jet when I am 50ish instead of Walt Disney World! I went to Walt Disney World in July 1997 for eight days and seen all the parks.

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