SpaceX sticks the landing and sticks it to the competition
Successful landings of its booster rocket puts SpaceX at the head of the space-launch pack
Ashlee Vance, a technology journalist, feature writer for Bloomberg Businessweek. and author of Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future, has been tracking how SpaceX and other new aerospace start-ups are disrupting the space-launch industry.
He thinks they may be threatening the monopoly of the old-guard of government and defence contractors, who have controlled access to space, and failed to reduce costs and increase access. This might mark a new era in space exploration and exploitation, with implications for space science and for human missions to Mars.
- CBC News story on the SpaceX launch and sea landing
- United Launch Alliance
- Orbital ATK
- Blue Origin
- Rocketlab USA
- Ashley Vance discusses Elon Musk on CBC's The Current