DailyDirt: More Commercial Spaceships On The Way

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The end of the space shuttle program is coming up pretty soon, but there are still a few plans to keep humans flying in space. It's actually quite interesting to see commercial space programs getting off the ground, but just getting to the edge of the Earth's atmosphere (or a little bit beyond) isn't that awe-inspiring anymore. Nevertheless, commercial ventures are trying to pick up the slack in space exploration, and here are a few links on just some of the projects ahead. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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  1. identicon
    Jack, 18 Feb 2011 @ 6:12am

    Re: Re: space shuttle safety record

    How many losses had the Soyuz had after 130 launches? If I recall correctly, after accounting for those hidden by the Soviets, it was more than two.

    In addition, the capabilities of a Soyuz are significantly lower than a shuttle. With increased capability comes increased complexity and increased risk.

    It's a trade-off, and I think if we're serious about space exploration, we have to accept that there will be failures that involve loss of life.

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