Missions to Space are becoming more and more crowded. Space missions used to, once, be the monopoly of NASA but a number of new entrants like SpaceX, Blue Origin, Boeing and Sierra Nevada are also vying for a piece of the delicious pie.
This has been reported in foxnews.com of dated 26th of July 2012.
The competition is cutthroat - hence, Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico all want to jump on to the bandwagon. All of them are keen to provide facilities to private aerospace companies for future Space missions.
The reason is simple – setting up infrastructure to cater to the requirements of future Space shuttle programs would generate employment.
It would be like airports that we have today – only, there would not be any aircraft taking-off from the runways but rockets would send up the Space shuttles into Space for destinations to the Moon, Mars and other distant planets.
SpaceX, the California based company has earned the distinction of becoming the first non-government organization to have made to the ISS and back.
It had docked successfully with the ISS, delivered its cargo and returned back to Earth with equipment that was no longer required at the ISS.
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