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  •  Don't worry. I track space developments (2+ / 0-)
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    and I can tell you that Good Things are in store this decade.  Very Good Things.  And that's not just me being optimistic.

    Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

    by Troubadour on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 08:56:53 AM PDT

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    •  Well, I hope you're right and I'm wrong. n/t (2+ / 0-)
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      "Optimism is better than despair." --Jack Layton, the late Canadian MP, liberal, and Christian.

      by lungfish on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 11:42:18 AM PDT

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      •  A lot of great stuff has already happened. (2+ / 0-)
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        SpaceX has reduced the cost to orbit by like 75%, and they'll be launching a new version of their rocket in June that does even better and will be the most advanced rocket ever launched (though not the most powerful).  They'll also be unveiling Dragon 2 this year - the spacecraft that will be able to land itself back on Earth under power or, not too much later, land on the Moon or Mars.  It's supposedly drastically different from the current Dragon.  Elon Musk has described it as looking like an "alien spacecraft."

        Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

        by Troubadour on Fri Apr 19, 2013 at 12:24:59 PM PDT

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