Saturday, January 14, 2017
SpaceX Is Back in Business!
Even though this was an unmanned rocket that lifted off towards low-Earth orbit this morning, the successful return to flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 booster puts the company back on track to achieve a major milestone that's set for sometime this year: the maiden launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket that will be capable of sending human-rated vehicles such as Crew Dragon into deep space within the coming years. Here's hoping that 2017 will be a banner year for SpaceX as well as Boeing...since these two NASA partners are poised to send astronauts into space from American soil once more—via the Crew Dragon and CST-100 Starliner in 2018. Exciting times lay ahead.