This year, among the scientific and technical advances have increased the share of military research. Before the research laboratory of the US army (CCDCArmy Research Laboratory) tasked to subordinate their scientific discoveries, innovation and practical implementation in the forces of science and technology in the interest of achieving strategic dominance of the ground forces.
13 Dec private space company Virgin Galactic was able to launch a manned rocket plane SpaceShipTwo to a height of 82 km, which technically corresponds to the vacuum of space. Almost a year earlier, another company, Blue Origin has successfully tested the unmanned flight of their rocket delivery system people to a height of 100 km, Both companies create a new market for suborbital space tourism, and hope to occupy a significant share. Competition spurs progress, and there is intrigue when the first tourist flight.