An Important Anniversary for the Spaceflight Industry

October 3, 2014 5:44 PM

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Having worked in the spaceflight industry for just under 20 years, I can testify that for an industry full of rocket scientists, we can be a pretty sentimental bunch. In fact, we're approaching an anniversary this week that evokes a particularly fond memory.

To set the scene, the year is 2004: Republican incumbent George W. Bush is once again declared the President of the United States and Mark Zuckerberg is founding Facebook in his college dorm room. It's a year of stability and potential. And somewhere in between, deep in the desert of Mojave, Califor...

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