Hi everyone. Thanks for participating in the 2013 A to Z Challenge! My theme will focus on all them awesome and amazing scientific breakthroughs mankind is on the cusp of discovering. Thanks to the private sector we will see Amazing! Awesome! Affordable! breakthroughs in our lifetime.
Many of these posts will focus on the private sector bringing these incredible concepts off the drawing boards and into our world. Forget about governments getting the job done. Examples:
Astrobotic Technology: A Technology Inc. is a Pittsburgh based company that delivers affordable space robotics technology and planetary missions. Amidst the burgeoning commercial space industry, is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization and mining. The catalyst is a race to the Moon led by Google Lunar X PRIZE teams and countries like China and India. For the first time in history, start-ups and universities are competing with nations to land on the Moon.
Armadillo Aerospace: Armadillo Aerospace is an aerospace startup company based in Mesquite, Texas. Its initial goal is to build a manned suborbital spacecraft capable of space tourism, but it has stated long-term ambitions of orbital spaceflight.
Armadillo Aerospace is a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles. We are focused on VTVL (vertical takeoff, vertical landing) suborbital research and passenger flights, with an eye towards eventual paths to orbit.