An Exceptionally Busy Year in Commercial Space

Dragon being recovered in the Pacific. (Credit: SpaceX)

A brief look at developments in commercial space in 2010 with a look ahead, primarily focused on developments in the United States related to the so-called “New Space” sector.

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Milestones

* Two Falcon 9 launches, two successes * One Dragon floating down gently in the Pacific * Submitted CCDEV 2 proposal

Coming Up in 2011

* Test flights to ISS * Possible CCDEV contract award

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