SpaceX in Good Shape Despite Test Flight: Kiplinger Economic Forecasts

SpaceX was hit by multiple problems but it’s likely to recover, despite ongoing challenges.

The SpaceX Starship lifts off from the launchpad during a flight test from Starbase in Boca Chica Texas on April 20 2023 The rocket successfully blasted off at 833 am Central Time 1333 GMT The Starship capsule had been scheduled to separate from the firststage rocket booster three minutes into the flight but separation failed to occur and the rocket blew up Photo by Patrick T Fallon AFP Photo by PATRICK T FALLONAFP via Getty Images
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Space is not just the preserve of scientists and astronauts. It’s also big business and has an impact on our economy and may even one day become a tourist destination. 

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John Miley
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter

John Miley is a Senior Associate Editor at The Kiplinger Letter. He mainly covers technology, telecom and education, but will jump on other important business topics as needed. In his role, he provides timely forecasts about emerging technologies, business trends and government regulations. He also edits stories for the weekly publication and has written and edited e-mail newsletters.

He joined Kiplinger in August 2010 as a reporter for Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine, where he wrote stories, fact-checked articles and researched investing data. After two years at the magazine, he moved to the Letter, where he has been for the last decade. He holds a BA from Bates College and a master’s degree in magazine journalism from Northwestern University, where he specialized in business reporting. An avid runner and a former decathlete, he has written about fitness and competed in triathlons.