Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Private Space Travel

Despite not liking the act of travel I find the idea of space travel fascinating. Spurred in part by the Ansari X-Prize, the level of private innovation is nothing short of exciting. In one of the few policies that I do support (though this seems to be more out of necessity than desire), the Obama administration seems poised to outsource large swaths of NASA's mandate to the private sector to companies including SpaceX (WSJ), founded by Elon Musk who also founded PayPal.

Popular Mechanics takes a cool behind the scenes look at SpaceX one of the leaders in the new space race led not by governments but companies.

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