9/30/2013

SpaceX's recent launch of its Falcon 9 rocket and the arrival of Orbital Science's Cygnus cargo ship at the International Space Station together mark a key milestone in NASA's efforts to bring private companies into space exploration. "It shows private industry is motivated to succeed in space, when they get paid for results," according to James Muncy, an industry consultant who advocates the privatizing of many NASA enterprises.

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