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Update: Dragon spacecraft returns

12/8/2010 04:14 PM EST
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pixies
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pixies   12/8/2010 4:56:28 PM
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It is truly impressive that such an undertaking can be accomplished by a private company. Maybe NASA can learn a thing or two from them on how to cut cost.

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yalanand   12/8/2010 5:39:05 PM
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We should not forget to congratulate NASA on this occasion. Its under NASA's guidance SpaceX has launched this satellite. I really appreciate NASA for knowledge sharing and letting private players enter this domain.

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Sheetal.Pandey   12/8/2010 8:30:51 PM
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Its really impressive. Also its great to know government allows private player to get in this domain. In government sometimes due to buearocracy things projects dont work out that can see light in private firms.Its mostly good if governments takes control on decision and private firms delivers.

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Rchandta1   12/8/2010 9:30:48 PM
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Impressive. It should free up NASA to do long term research, especially projects that are not commercially viable at present.

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elPresidente   12/8/2010 11:25:53 PM
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Impressive? Commercial efforts just now replicated what NASA did 50 years ago....FIFTY YEARS, KIDS

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KB3001   12/8/2010 11:51:55 PM
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This is supported by NASA pixies. It's part of a program to encourage private space launches.

KB3001
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KB3001   12/8/2010 11:53:21 PM
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There is indeed nothing special technologically-speaking. It however signals a shift towards private investments in space programs, which might plug the whole of dwindling government funding.

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nicolas.mokhoff   12/9/2010 12:14:13 AM
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It was awe-inspiring when there was a Space Race to beat each other to the Moon. Here's to commercial rockets being up to the task to continue opening new space frontiers as NASA did with government (our taxes) money getting the U.S. to the Earth's satellite first.

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will99878898   12/9/2010 12:59:48 AM
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hopefully they would through in some new tech to make it a 21th century rocket. ie. more energy efficient etc. just like a new toyota corolla vs. a old vw beetle.

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rcl7   12/9/2010 1:39:12 AM
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Do you really think NASA would allow any commercial company with new (better than NASA) technology to launch from Kennedy? And Assist them? Doubtful

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