For me, I grew up with Mercury through Apollo, so the SpaceX Dragon capsule gives me more hope for the future of human spaceflight. The Dragon is imagined to go beyond earth orbit, while the Dream Chaser will only supply the ISS for the rest of its lifetime, which could last only until 2020. However, new equipment used to service satellites never thought possible to service in orbit may extend that lifetime ... if the international partners agree. If not, the ISS, our largest space construct ever gets deorbited into the ocean after 2020. Then the Dream Chaser would be through ... unless it is used to take tourists up into space, perhaps to a Bigelow inflatable space hotel. Who knows.
If you like what you read here, you can support this blog (don't let me go it alone here): You can order a copy of the children's book Michael and the New Baby directly from Old Line Publishing at: http://www.oldlinepublishingllc.com/index_files/OldLinePublishingChildrensMichaelandtheNewBabybyJSBrooks.htm