The SpaceX Dragon nine launch signals a new era in space exploration as it heralds an opening in access to low earth orbit for non-government launch vehicles. The launch will show whether these commercial services are really viable. The move towards commercial space flight is a big step for The United States as it moves away from NASA being the main launch facility. Also don’t miss what’s in the night sky on this week’s Sky Talk.
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