Friday, December 5, 2014

Flight of the Fireflies

Can a tiny start up company in Texas bring more access to space? "Once you're in orbit, you're halfway to anywhere" is what Robert A. Heinlein said (and a lot of people have grabbed on to that phrase). Cheap access to space + cheap powered habitats (inflatable modules plus ion engines) = a solar system wide civilization?

Fingers crossed. It's a long way from a Texas field to the asteroid belt...

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