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Tourists spark era of space science

Tourists spark era of space science

作者:晏汲群  时间:2019-03-07 07:11:00  人气:

By David Shiga in Orlando Editorial: “Right now, science needs the right stuff“ ON 26 FEBRUARY, two days after NASA’s space shuttle Discovery blasted off on its final flight, a plane loaded with researchers soared over Cape Canaveral, Florida, home to the shuttle’s launch pad, in preparation for a very different era of space science. These lucky few were training to conduct experiments aboard a new generation of spacecraft built by commercial outfits like Virgin Galactic. The vehicles’ primary purpose will be to ferry tourists to the edge of space,