As we talked about last week, space is the next frontier for humans that are on this planet. Everyday we come closer and closer to having a bigger presence in this Solar System of ours. These days it isn’t only NASA that is on the forefront with new technologies and ideas. Today we’re going to talk about SpaceX.
SpaceX is a company that was founded by Elon Musk. According to their website (www.spacex.com) “SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets.” Sounds like a pretty lofty goal, however they are accomplishing baby steps along the way every single year. The company has 3 different vehicles and has been on numerous missions to the International Space Station, even finding a way into getting a commercial contract with NASA.
It’s hard to go through a day without hearing something about SpaceX. They are innovating the way we go to space. SpaceX has created a vehicle (Dragon) that will take astronauts into space. As big a feat as that is, they are also looking at ways to make space travel quicker and more affordable. SpaceX has started to develop their rockets with the capability to land back on the Earth. This will allow a quicker turnaround between missions and save money on the rockets themselves.
These amazing feats are happening everyday in the space world. It is more exciting then it has ever been in my life. Based on my last post – Space – Pushing the Limits – you can see how humans are trying everything they can to continue into space and make our dreams of colonizing distant worlds a reality. So SpaceX – Dreamers or Crazy? I’ll let you decide on that one.
What do you think? Do you think focusing on space is a good idea? I love hearing from you!