Last year, the world set a Space Age record by launching more than 180 rockets into orbit. And every launch pumps money into local coffers.
In the 1970s, NASA welcomed women and minority astronauts for the first time. Meredith Bagby's new book explores the impact that they made in the world of space travel.
Indian space entrepreneur Susmita Mohanty talks about the future of private space exploration ahead of 70th annual International Astronautical Conference.
NASA is looking to commercial partners to figure out crew transports, use of lunar resources and surviving extreme environments.
"If there were no issues, then you don't need me," Shotwell says.
Some companies are trying to move manufacturing to space.
NASA is partnering with nine private aerospace companies to begin missions back to the earth's only natural, permanent satellite.
The White House envisions the force as a separate military branch, which would require levels of infrastructure and various kinds of military and civilian leadership.