rocketry

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COTS in Space: Enter The Dragon

By Mike Deliman Congratulations to Space Exploration Technologies Inc, on their successful venture into orbit.  By launching the Dragon into orbit, successfully orbiting the earth more than once, and returning to the ground, you've made history. I wish I could have watched the launch and later the landing.  This is absolutely a historic event. Given the cancellation of the Ares…

BUT Can the Commercial Sector do Space?

By Mike Deliman With the recent demise of the ARES program, we are left without an institutional solution for accessing  space. Not just returning to the Moon, etc, but maintaining our presence in orbit (ISS) without relying on someone else's technology for transportation.  The cancellation of that program leaves a staggering hole in our plans for exploring space over the next…