A New Age in Space Exploration

Congratulations to the folks over at SpaceX for their successful l Falcon 9 rocket launch.  Later, the spacecraft will launch a Dragon spacecraft to orbit and (hopefully) dock with the International Space Station (ISS).  SpaceX will be the first commercial company in history to attempt to send a spacecraft to the ISS.  Can the images from 2001: A Space Odessy where a Pan American World Airways operated Orion III spacecraft with inflight service transports people to space on a regular basis be far away.  I think Richard Branson already has plans.

It is a great time for new frontiers.  I look forward to it.  Do you, or do you think that only governments should fly the friendly space skys?

– Ex astris, scientia –