Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

The coming bright age | Behind The Black

“As regular readers of Befr ears yelling, “La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la!!!” as loud as they can so they can avoid learning new things or hearing facts that might disturb their tiny little bubble of incorrect assumptions. Such behavior is comparable to the close-minded thinking that caused the medieval dark ages, when the search for knowledge died and Roman culture withered. It took a thousand-plus years for western civilization to come out of that shadow and begin to grow again.

“The success of SpaceX yesterday to vertically land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket while also successfully putting eleven smallsat satellites in orbit however that gives me hope that a dark age is not coming. Despite living in a time when freedom is denigrated, when free speech is squelched, and when oppressive regulation and government control is the answer to every problem, the enduring spirit of the human soul still pushed through to do an amazing thing.”

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When I first started The NewSpace Daily almost five years ago, it was in anticipation of days like the one we just witnessed on the third Monday of last December; days, that, whether heralded or unheralded, would change this world in meaningful and positive ways that would truly benefit us all. I have witnessed several of these days in the last five years, but what happened on that third Monday, for the immediate present at least, truly stands head and shoulders above all the rest.

It fills me with hope; hope that there will be many great days ahead of us; many bright days ahead of us. Congratulations @SpaceX. And @BlueOrigin and @BigelowSpace and @VirginGalactic and @XCOR and @ULALaunch and @OrbitalATK and all.

It’s not the company or the corporation we celebrate. It’s the freedom to dream and to dare.

Happy New Year!

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