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    Post  mudra on Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:06 pm

    How The Private Sector Revolutionized The Space Race In A Few Short Years

    Before 2004, the only people who could have dreamed of entering space were astronauts who had trained for years before being afforded the privelege.

    But all that changed when George Bush announced his Vision for Space Exploration, which encouraged space exploration and called for the completion of the International Space Station.

    President Barack Obama further encouraged private space exploration when he retired the U.S. Space Shuttle program last year, which means that NASA now has to rely on private companies to send astronauts into space.

    So now the space race is on.

    At least a dozen private companies have created their own Suborbital Reusable Vehicles (SRVs)—private and reusable space ships that can carry humans or cargo into space—and are competing to haul cargo and people into space.

    Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the-private-sector-revolutionized-the-space-race-in-a-few-short-years-2012-8#ixzz2BCAg11lH

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