Reusable Rockets and the Dawn of the Next Space Age
Feb 20, 2018 | 08:00 GMT
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- Though established aerospace firms such as Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co. have the advantage of more experience and more money on their side, upstart companies such as SpaceX and Blue Origin will continue to outpace them in innovation.
- The firms' reusable rockets will drastically reduce the cost of space travel, making it more feasible and accessible.
- Reusable rockets have the potential to transform life on Earth by facilitating terrestrial travel and opening up the vast wealth of resources lying just beyond the planet.