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The Dragon has landed

I just read the details on the SpaceX Dragon capsule drop test which occurred earlier this month.

2 comments to The Dragon has landed

  • Nuke Gray

    I’ll add this comment- how long before we can go into space, if all goes well? What time frame before space gets commercialised?

  • Dale Amon

    A conservative and safe answer is that by the close of this decade there will be major commercial operations in low earth orbit with commercial industry in private space facilities; there will probably be at least a small number of tourists who honeymoon in space; there is a middling chance private ships have landed on the moon and a reasonable chance tourists will have done a free return around the moon.

    Thousands will have done suborbital flights.

    Anything beyond that is very speculative, but… the sky is not the limit?