Daddy, is it true you used to fly to the Moon?

A successful Intel executive, in this video XCOR CEO Jeff Greason describes how an innocent and poignant question from his young son led him into the rocket business, and how he is applying his entrepreneurial skill to building reusable and cost effective technologies.

Having described how the Wright brothers experienced hundreds of failures before succeeding with the first powered, heavier-than-air flight, he had this to say about a dawning golden age of space exploration as NASA retires the iconic - and hideously expensive - space shuttle.

We just need the rockets to go through the same competitive improvement that aircraft went through. The technology we're missing is capitalism.

Wayne