OUR DREAMS OF FUTURE SPACE EXPLORATION AREN'T DEAD YET, GUYS. So a group called SpaceX have managed to bring about the first successful private space launch, which is probably some of the best news space fans have had since NASA's budget was crippled not too long ago. This success comes shortly after Planetary Resources outlined it's plans to start ming the asteroids caught in Earth's gravity for resources. Yes, you heard me. Space mining. SCIENCE FICTION IS BECOMING SCIENCE, BITCHES.