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Thursday, May 11, 2006

Private Spaceflight Roundup

The Economist has an article called Rocket Renaissance. It is a good

All this suggests that spaceflight, if not exactly entering the age of the common man, is at least entering the age of the moderately prosperous enthusiast. For entrepreneurs, it is no longer necessary to have billions of dollars to get into space; millions will now do. And for those who merely wish to travel there, and have a few hundred thousand in the bank, reality beckons, provided that at least one of the ideas actually works.

Here a table of the most likely suborbital vehicles to work (in the Economist's opinion).

I didn't realize the Jeff Bezos' vehicle had a name.

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