Tuesday, October 17, 2006

In Case You Missed It: First Commercial US Spaceport Launch -- Fails!

The Spaceport XL Rocket slated to be the first launched from Spaceport America in New Mexico failed to reach a sub-orbital altitude during its Sept. 27 launch, but the significance of the event is no less.
UP Aerospace was behind the launch. The company claims it can reduce the cost of launch by as much as 95 percent although so far, no cargo has been successfully lofted. Investors continue to support the science and the business plan, and engineers are certain they will return to flight in short order.
They remain optimistic that the full slate of four successful launches for 2006 will happen.

If so, Space, will officially be open for business.

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