Free enterprise, not government bureaucracy, is returning Americans to space | Commentary

On Wednesday, American astronauts are scheduled to finally launch into space once again from American soil on an American rocket, something that hasn’t happened since July 2011, when the space shuttle flew its last mission.

What’s really remarkable is that they will be flying a rocket designed, built and operated by a private company — in this case, SpaceX. In America, where economic freedom and entrepreneurship can still fuel even the biggest of dreams, free enterprise is taking us back into space.