SpaceX reusable rocket booster test flight over Texas
J Thoendell stashed this in Space
That's just plain awesome
I think so, too. Makes me wonder why more people aren't working on more space projects.
I think possibly because is it very hard - it *is* rocket science - and requires a lot more capital than many other things. Not obvious to me how you could start a space company in a garage with 2-3 people.
There are small experiments: http://space.xprize.org/
But to your point, those are a rounding error.
It's no wonder that the world needs Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Larry Page to push us to commit the resources needed to dream big.
Neil DeGrasse Tyson is doing his part, too.
Yep, those guys are definitely getting to have a disproportionate amount of the fun :)
I guess we could join one of their efforts if we shared that passion.