SpaceX and Stardust

Two brief but significant news items today made me stop and think about how far we’ve come in space travel. First of all, there was a NASA press release about the Federal Aviation Administration granting a license. Just a bureaucratic thing, on the face of it. But this bureaucratic matter is the “first-ever commercial license to reenter a spacecraft from Earth orbit,” granted to SpaceX in advance of its plans to test the launch, and return, ….

URL: http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002786/

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