One of the three awardees under NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated Capability is Sierra Nevada
Corporation’s Dream Chaser space plane. Image Credit: Sierra Nevada Corporation

Opinion: Cautious Optimism Required for Commercial Space in 2013

By Jason Rhian

During the past few years, private space companies have made leaps and bounds toward matching the accomplishments of what only nations had accomplished prior. If this trend holds, these firms could make even greater strides in the coming year. However, if history teaches us anything, it is that space is a very risky business, and today’s champion is filing for bankruptcy tomorrow. A recent article appearing on Space.com highlighted some of the events to look out for from commercial space firms in the coming year. So, what does 2013 possibly hold for NewSpace?

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