SPACE X to space and the ISS
SpaceX delays trip to space station
Reuters April 24, 2012
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Space Exploration Technologies, a privately held firm founded and run by entrepreneur Elon Musk, is delaying its trial cargo run to the International Space Station, Musk announced Monday.
"Am pushing launch back approximately a week to do more testing on Dragon docking code. New date pending coordination with NASA," Musk said in a Twitter post.
The company, also known as SpaceX, is expected to be the first private company to fly to the $100 billion research complex, which is owned by the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan and Canada.
<a href="http://www.space.com/12033-spacex-dragon-space-capsule-infographic.html"> <img src="http://www.space.com/images/i/10353/i02/dragon-capsule-spacex-101207c-02.jpg?1308687320" alt="See inside SpaceX's private Dragon space capsule and Falcon 9 rockets in this SPACE.com infographic." width="575" border="1"/></a><br /> Source <a href="http://www.space.com">SPACE.com: All about our solar system, outer space and exploration</a>
...first a orbital space flight and retrieval in ocean, so done !
...then "laika" first robotic travel to the i-space-station, and safe return-retrieval to Earth !
...the governments are like "pulling out of responsibilities of some sort", or opening up the participation variables and braniacs inventives...!
...and we are back into space folks...!
...ESSENTIALLY SPACE SHUTTLE bye-bye and back to Apollo and Soyuz technology ! THE PAYLOAD FUEL HAS TO BE TOO MUCH, and the "cost - payment - PRIZE ratio" of such a flying machine to utility must be not too satisfactory ...!
Upps, noooo...! Sorry ! Dream Chaser Shuttle to continue space human flight...!
...what i am getting at is, depletion and burning of vital molecules for current space flight fuels...!
...already they are competing in "electric powered" space elevators...! the only problem, is that these are harder to secure, or they have to have very heightened security as to who and what uses them ...!
SORRY ALSO: It had been said that the ISS station was soon being "decommissioned"...!