Reaching for the Stars: Sending American Products Into Space

U.S. company is manufacturing American-made engines and products to send into orbit.
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much more quickly now. Some big news from our made in America team. The American company reaching for the stars, a launch will take place to the international space station just a few days from now. With the only capsule completely made in America. And ABC's David Muir, head of the team, just returned with an exclusive look inside. This was quite a view. They said they're the only ones hired by nasa to deliver supplies to the international space station. Tonight, as you're about to see, they're in a race to carry something else. The moment the space shuttle atlantis landed. Pulls into port for the last time. Reporter: Asking at time, who will send American astronauts into space? The latest American astronaut on the left there, take been I two cos cosmonauts. To the international space station. This is rocket road. We arrive where their space plane is entirely made in American. You're number seven. I'm number seven. Reporter: Employee number seven helps run the private company alongside the CEO elon musk. They have been hired to send supplies to the international space station. This is a dragon capsule. Reporter: It's sent into orbit. First time a private company had ever done it. Reporter: I think the windows are very telling. Yes. It's absolutely. Reporter: They want to send American astronauts into space again. You see the version of the future in. Absolutely. Reporter: Inside this room, another capsule nearly ready for takeoff, we suit up because there is no room for error, they say, dirt, a spec of dust is trouble. She shows what will keep the capsule from burning up. When you go to the international space station in just a couple of weeks, you're the only team sending a made in America engine? That's correct. Reporter: Right now, this is the only capsule actually made in America, making that trip to the international space station. I'll give you the scope of the space inside, this is where they put the supplies. Lot of cargo. Reporter: This is "The view" from the other side. The international space station and the American astronaut holding those supplies out. We got a little dessert. Reporter: Another sweet spot tonight, arguing they can make it all of here cheaper. They're about to take their argument to the Pentagon, saying allow us to compete. Use our American engines to propel those defense satellites into space, too. You're fighting to get the chance. We are fighting to get the chance. Reporter: This comes from all over the America. A saying here in metal, metal comes in one door and rockets roll out the other door. When they send the next capsule up, not only mission accomplished, there will be three other words, too -- Made in America. By the way, the next capsule launch is expected within days. Astronauts onboard within two years. Other American companies hoping to do the same. All of us at "World news" cheering something else. They put in a request to take our made in America banner up in space. All right. Thanks, David. Coming up next tonight -- speaking out for the first time,

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