Commercial rocket will fly to the space station

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    Seems to me that is the goal. Government does the initial exploration when the price and unknowns are simply too great for private enterprise, then as the technology develops, and the amount of unkowns becomes less, private enterprise takes over. The history of the exploration of this continent is a good example of that. From the Corps of Discovery to the Astors Expedition.
     
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    Here's hoping they're successful!

    Space needs to be open up BIG time.
     
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    What's the sense of NASA pouring money into a private company to do what they used to do best?
     
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    Aborted until the 22nd. We have been lauching these things for the past 60 years in we can't do it much better. :cuckoo: Our space program today is no better than the one of the (EARLY TO MID)1950's in many ways. The US is dieing a very sad death. Makes me sick what this countries "leadership" has done to this once great space power. Screw every president that killed our space program!
     
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    In case any of you missed it, this rocked is UNMANNED. That's very trivial compared to sending people into space.
     
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    Hyperbolic nonsense.
     
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    So were the first governmental efforts. It's the prudent thing to do and to suggest otherwise is to raise irritating and trivial objections; find fault with unnecessarily.

    Here's one more thing the cavilling can whine about: "SpaceX Aborts Launch of Private Space Capsule to Space Station"

    SpaceX Aborts Launch of Private Space Capsule to Space Station - Yahoo! News
     
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    It's called Capitalism. I suppose the answer to "What's the sense..." depends on one's outlook. Public private collaboration has always been the most productive means for large scale success, IMO.
     
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