Parabolic Arc’s 2012 NewSpace Year in Review

One company (SpaceX) went to space. Twice.

Other companies (Orbital, VG, XCOR, Masten, Stratolaunch, got closer to going to space.

A bunch of people (Planetary Resources, Golden Spike, Sarah Brightman) announced ambitious plans to go there at some point.

And the world didn’t end.


I think that pretty much sums things up.

  • Marcus Zottl

    Haha, great Doug!
    Made my day and it isn’t even noon here yet 😀

  • Happy you enjoyed that, Marcus.

    I think the Mayan apocalypse wasn’t so much as wrong but, as with everything else in NewSpace, simply running behind schedule.

    I figure it’s due in 18 to 24 months.

    Hopefully on a rolling schedule….for all of our sakes.