Daily Archives: December 14, 2011

  • Countdown to 12/16/2011…

    3… Space X made some news today. First, there was an announcement that a new initiative funded by Paul Allen would lead to commercial space tourism, all based around a plan to launch a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket after dropping it from altitude with a plane. And on a separate endeavor, SpaceX announced that they’re going to combine their next two ISS docking demonstration missions. Some that have waaay more knowledge about spaceflight than I do remain skeptical about this company’s ability to do things so inexpensively. That said, they keep exceeding expectations, and I hope they continue to do