Space Race 2: Private Parts

Posted by on November 16th, 2010


Dust off that old jingoism and get your down payment’s ready, the Space Race is back and this time we’re getting all private sector up in this piece.

Russian companies are facing off with US competition to get a privately owned space station all up in great beyond within the next five years.

Both seek put up far more durable models that can survive debris impacts. The American candidate already has tacit commitment from six international space agencies should they get their project functioning. It’s possible the station could be fired into space by a Falcon 9 rocket, as created by Elon Musk’s company SpaceX.

In a related story: WOOOOOO! USA! USA!


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