Robert Heinlein would be proud.

US based Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, became the first private company to success fully put a payload into orbit

Their liquid fuel rocket, Falcon1 put a payload into orbit from a US military facility on Omelek Island in the Kwajalein Atoll yesterday.

It was their fouth try, but if it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

Robert Heinlein would have been proud of their success.

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2 Responses

  1. Uhm, correct me if I’m wrong, but aren’t all the existing US rockets designed by private companies, albiet at the behest of the federal government? I’m not really seeing a distinction here based on who the original customer is.

  2. No tax dollars funded this rocket.

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