U.S. companies will close 2017 with nearly twice as many spaceflights as any other country and plans to not only boost the flight rate by another 50% next year but also introduce a range of new launch services including the first human spaceflights since the space shuttles were retired in 2011.  “Our Sputnik moment for commercial space is happening, it’s here. The point is to have it exponentially continue. So 2017 had the most launches; 2018 will have more,” says ...

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