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#43806 - 05/25/12 08:49 PM The United States is back in space
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From Phys.org here is their story about the docking of the Space-X Dragon with the ISS. So the US is back in space, just not the same way we were before. Now we have a private company providing launch services to the Space Station.

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#43807 - 05/25/12 09:00 PM Re: The United States is back in space [Re: Bill]
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It was supported by a $300 Million contract backing with the Government which is a sort of weird kick in the groin to NASA.

The untold back story is as interesting as the achievement itself.

Its worth a read of SpaceX website on costs

Edited by Orac (05/25/12 09:03 PM)
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