DailyDirt: Going To Space

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Manned space exploration is a lofty goal that requires quite a bit of groundwork before people crawl into a metal cage strapped to a rocket. Only about a dozen countries have successfully launched objects into orbit, and the list of nations that can send people into space is much shorter (with the retirement of the space shuttles, the US arguably is not on the list anymore). But rocket technologies are only getting better and less expensive, and there are more and more plans (both governmental and commercial) for humans to explore space.

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Anonymous Coward says:

Re: where do commercial space companies fit...

Yes. And by the way, outsourcing and budget cutbacks to NASA under the Bush Administration likely made these engineers valuable in other countries.

Remember, vehicle launches happened in Houston, “Huston, we have a problem”… Seems Old Bush’s Buddies didn’t too much care for rocket science, they preferred to build pipelines instead.

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