Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Orbital and SpaceX to fly again for first time after rockets exploded - The Washington Post

 A big month for commercial space flight

"When we last left off with the two companies hired to fly cargo to the International Space Station their unmanned rockets had exploded, incinerating thousands of pounds of cargo and leaving the astronauts on the orbiting lab in a bit of a lurch.

Suddenly, the so-called golden age of commercial space flight was more molten orange than gilded. And the widespread belief that the industry was finally, at long last, ready to take flight once again had to yield to questions about whether it really can be entrusted with a mission so difficult that traditionally only governments performed it.

Now the question is: can commercial flight rebound and endure?"
Orbital and SpaceX to fly again for first time after rockets exploded - The Washington Post
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