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It's because we have something very very good to follow it and yet another big strengthening -- private space -- United launch alliance is delta four rocket taking off this morning just a few weeks after space X.
Had that successful docking with the International Space Station.
-- I had a chance to talk to feel the guys out there living at the space station expedition 31 flight engineers.
The NASA astronauts.
-- about and don't headed as well as -- Clyde vs from the European.
Space agency and we talked about a couple of different things and here's what they think of this shift to private companies.
That's been out a pleasure working with SpaceX on their first mission to the International Space Station.
-- it's it's a great step in the right direction it means a lot for where we're going in the future if we can have private organizations.
Helping us get to lower the orbit to do science that we're doing here.
It really freeze -- two do you.
Some bigger and greater things further away from -- so I think it's a great step in the right direction.
And I think you've -- specializes -- much different than what we've seen of course owner butane mainland -- -- -- -- of course -- aviation in the first steps the difficult state have seen investments are done by governments and then companies take over.
And do the same thing will happen in a space flight could be -- -- transportation.
Ordered -- tourism.
So it said I think it's a natural process.
And private companies.
Don't can't seem to be able to do trades at a little more relaxed nature adjusted -- -- Of -- Look peek at their their mission control and and and how how they are are conducting themselves it.
It it's it's interest -- note the difference between.
The NASA mission control and the the SpaceX mission control to sense -- except.
Well let me stick with Don because -- -- you guys capacity among the microphone there and and ask the following question is are a number of interesting observations that I heard from all three of you there that there weren't huge differences but it was more responsible relaxed.
Compared to what we've seen.
In the past so with that let me get to the original point that was made about the science that you guys are doing up there.
If someone says hey.
Government's only the United States but Europe and all the other governments there are spending so much money.
And -- private companies for study so much money on space exploration.
Justified for us why is it's still worth it and what are you doing that will help us here up there.
Well yet you have to remember that exploring space.
Is not just about doing science science is part of exploring space.
Is his soul shall endeavor that.
A society government.
With their people decide to do.
And and with that will reap.
Long term benefits and a history shows this you look at the countries that did trans Oceanic exploration.
Enough that sixteenth seventeenth and eighteenth century and and they basically defined the map of the world at that point in time.
And the -- -- gonna happen with space.
Add the countries that decide to participate.
Exploration of space will be the same as -- countries that tried to that date that.
Participated in the trans Oceanic exploration they will be the -- that define the meaning of this epic in time.
Are there you have that job our thanks by the weighted asset also European space agency for putting that interview together literally from a from space up there at the International Space Station back here on.
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