SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk calls Dragon capsule just the beginning
Don’t underestimate how important this day was. For the first time a privately funded space vehicle docked with another body. Government funded exploration is great, when the government sees that it’ll play a political role- the most famous example being the moon landings. But it took private money to explore Australia, private money to get Columbus funded, private money to explore the depths of the ocean (a few weeks ago). These are rich people who want a legacy, so will throw what ever it takes. By as pioneers, they will not pay more than they should and wasted money and overruns are unacceptable. Remember this day, it could be the start of a new generation of exploration for mankind.