Thursday, December 9, 2010

First Private Corporation Enters Space

To players of Eve Online, private corporations play a leading role in space flight.  Perpetuum takes it one step further and corporations dominate the landscape.  And why not?  The history of science fiction is replete with space-going entrepreneurs, from Isaac Asimov's Hober Mallow in Foundation to Klaus Hauptman in David Weber's Honor Harrington novels.

Yesterday real life inched further towards science fiction with Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) successful orbital mission placing a pressurized capsule into space.  The SpaceX's plans are more like planetary interaction launches than a flight of Rifters, but it is a start.

The flight was broadcast live via webcam and I have included the link to YouTube below.





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