Obama Budget: NASA Would Have Private Companies Launch Astronauts

It is the year 2019, and a small supply ship is delivering a new crew to the International Space Station. The ship looks vaguely similar to the Apollo spacecraft NASA used to send astronauts to the moon 50 years ago, and the commander -- for argument's sake, we'll call him Dave Bowman -- has, like Neil Armstrong, a background as a civilian test pilot. What's different is Bowman's paycheck. He is not a NASA employee. He may work for Boeing, Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin startup, or another...Full Story
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