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Commercial space firm SpaceX will send humans into space by 2015, according to a company executive, marking another major leap forward in the private space exploration industry.
The California-based company hopes to send astronauts into space in a currently planned demonstration mission in 2015, and while the aim is to secure additional contracts with US space agency NASA, SpaceX will be sending up its own staff first.
The SpaceX mission will involve sending humans into orbit for three days, a change from its existing cargo supply missions to the International Space Station (ISS). We can likely expect a further manned test flight to the ISS before NASA agrees to send its own astronauts.
Originally posted by six67seven
reply to post by jhn7537
the article mentions competitors Orbital Sciences, Boeing and Virgin Galactic.
is it one of those?
Originally posted by jhn7537
reply to post by six67seven
I doubt doubt doubt that this happens... I work very close in the commercial space industry and I have to say 2015 is a stretch... I would toss 2-3 years onto that guess... If they do put humans in space, it's strictly based off rushing it out.... There is one competitor who is head and shoulders above them and takes their time with these endeavors, I will not mention their name out of respect (and the non-competes I've signed) but THEY are the company to follow... Got Amazon?