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SpaceX to launch Dragon Capsule for milestone test

Mar 1, 2019
Tomorrow at 2:48am EST, NASA and SpaceX plan to jointly launch the company’s Crew Dragon space capsule on a rocket from Kennedy Space Center. It’s the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft designed for people. Although Crew Dragon will be unmanned this Saturday, it represents a major milestone for SpaceX. The aerospace […]
SpaceX chief Elon Musk speaks during a press conference after the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019.
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To live in space, we have to build things in space

Dec 3, 2018
Some companies are trying to move manufacturing to space.
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Asteroid mining and the new economics of outer space

Sep 18, 2017
It sounds like science fiction, but companies are putting real work into finding metals floating around on frozen rocks.
Space nerds Molly Wood and Kimberly Adams geek out about asteroid mining on the show. Above, an image mosaic of the asteroid Eros, with sunlight coming from the northeast, taken by the robotic NEAR Shoemaker space probe in 2000. 
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