SpaceX Makes It Into Space

Yesterday, SpaceX became the first private company to launch a rocket into orbit.

An Internet entrepreneur's latest effort to make space launch more affordable paid off Sunday when his commercial rocket, carrying a dummy payload, was lofted into orbit from the South Pacific.

It was the fourth attempt by Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch its two-stage Falcon 1 rocket into orbit.

"Fourth time's a charm," said Elon Musk, the multimillionaire who started up SpaceX after making his fortune as the co-founder of PayPal Inc., the electronic payment system.


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___7 years ago
My inttention was not to be rude soryy
randomray ___7 years ago
Accepted , I would like to know what reasons or sources you have that forms your opinion . I certainly am not an expert and kiteman has pointed out many of the problems with a space elevator aka beanstalk . It's a good idea that is being worked on , but will it ever work , I can only hope so . Or something better .
___ ___7 years ago
I deleted my coments
Kiteman7 years ago
(Plus, he's dug back over a year to make those comments.)
If we can put a man on the moon, why can't we put a man on the moon?
We can, but we don't, mainly because it is stupidly expensive and will have very little financial return. Orbit is a lot more profitable, both for satellites and tourism.
. And there were those that thought exploring the New World was "stupidly expensive." Judging by your remark about launching GWBjr, I'm guessing you still do. ;)
I was speaking comparatively - businesses tend to go for options with more chance of profit. The Moon would be useful as a science base, but unlikely to generate actual cash profit for quite some time.
If it cost 3 billion per person round trip, a million per kilo for luggage, and 25 million a night for hotel fee, there are people who could and would pay it. I would personally pay 100 bucks for a piece of moon rock the size of a mustard seed.
Haha! My Dad owns one acre of the moon, he brought it for like $30. Unfortunately, we don't have any rocks from the moon...
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