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We are very excited that Virgin Galactic's Spaceship Two successfully glided back down to the dessert floor after release from the mothership. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0WQ0KjScOU[/embed]   Space is innately a risky business, though the successes outnumber the failures substantially.  That's why, even though the Soyuz loss is disappointing, I'm looking forward to the next Progress launch, as each of these many successes will lead to the ultimate journey of flying...

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[easy-tweet tweet="Planet Earth is at the brink of an era of exponential growth in space technology in 2017++, when startups with backing from Google, SpaceX, etc., will launch to the Moon, and Mars, and beyond. " user="astro_bidushi" hashtags="#NewSpace" url="http://bse-space.com/2016/11/29/newspace-in-2017/"]When people ask why we are so driven to help startups get into the space business, here is what we say: Planet Earth is at the brink of an...

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