The U.S. Commercial Space Events In 2013
The U.S. commercial space sector has advanced a lot recently: just think of the great success of SpaceX, which launched its Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station twice in 2012. The first tests of the SpaceX gigantic Falcon Heavy rocket, which has more than double the capacity of any existing launch vehicle, are planned for late 2013. The potential launch of Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply craft, an unmanned vehicle that will deliver articles of prime necessity to the ISS is also expected to take place in 2013. Virgin Galactic aims to conduct tests on SpaceShipTwo meant for carrying tourists to space in the next few years.