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Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch, Nicknamed ‘It’s Business Time’

Space Start-Up Rocket Lab Completes First Commercial Launch, Nicknamed 'It's Business Time'

Written by David

November 13, 2018

After decades of NASA missions with names like “Apollo” and “Gemini,” it’s refreshing to see a space mission (or at least a rocket launch) with the name “It’s Business Time.” That was the designation given to Rocket Lab’s first fully commercial launch yesterday , which marked its foray into the private space industry. Though the company is currently focusing on putting small satellites into orbit, their recent launch gives a glimpse of what’s next for the commercial space sector. “It’s Business Time,” which launched on November 11th from New Zealand’s North Island, got its colorful moniker from an online poll that asked fans to come up with the name for the launch. We have a sneaking suspicion that it’s a reference to a song of the same name , sung by the New Zealand comedy folk duo Flight of the Conchords (who, incidentally, made a cameo appearance on The […]

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