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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    Richard (profile), 18 Feb 2011 @ 7:35am

    Re: Re: Re: space shuttle safety record

    But the issue is not the historic Soyuz failures (which contribute to the safety of the current vehicle). Soyuz is a throw-away rocket which means that it is easier to upgrade over time than the shuttle. The current Soyuz is a distant descendant of the ones that failed in the 60's. They still use those old rockets for unmanned missions(they are cheaper) and they still fail from time to time but that is not relevant to the safety of the current manned system.

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