Artist illustration of Reaction Engine’s Skylon spaceplane. Credit: Reaction Engines

Commercial spaceflight showed its ambitions in 2012

By Charles Black 31 December 2012

(Sen) – 2012 saw commercial space make big strides and announce ambitious plans. Although astronauts continued to be ferried to and from the space station aboard Russian Soyuz vehicles, several companies made progress towards offering human spaceflight capability. The potential of commercial operators was highlighted by US company SpaceX which completed two successful trips to the space station with the cargo version of its Dragon spacecraft.

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