Image: In private spacecraft development— the SpaceX Dragon berthing with the ISS during its final demonstration mission, on 25 May 2012.
Robert Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com
; in re: Fleet of manned and unmanned spacecraft, all privately-owned and -built. SpaceX soon: eight reusables. Illustrates once again the power of freedom; exceeds anything any government has ever done. Early on, govt contractors tried to hold him up, so Musk didn't use them as contractors. Congress tried to starve commercial firms—so Musk turned to private investors.
Sierra Nevada, Dreamchasers. Too slow. Waiting since Jan 2016, not much motion. Delay till 2022: laying it at the feet of the Wuhan flu, although acknowledging technical problems.