Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Passage of Time

It's been a profoundly long while since I've posted anything on this blog. Sorry for the hiatus. Sadly, not much is happening that has got my attention. I am happy to see the ISS putting up more astronauts (six, as of May 29). I'm sorry to hear that the Russians are going to curtail future tourist trips to ISS. On the other hand, this gives SpaceX an opportunity to fill that void. Elon Musk has said his rockets were designed with Man-rating in mind. Assuming SpaceX will be successful in the next few years, where are the tourists to go? Hopefully Bigelow is gearing up to supply the tourist venue.

And one more thing... kudos to SpaceX for their first commercial satellite success, the Falcon-1 launch of Malaysia's RazakSAT. Now they have proven that they can make money.