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SPACEX GOES THERE—SEEKS GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR DEEP SPACE

SPACEX GOES THERE—SEEKS GOVERNMENT FUNDS FOR DEEP SPACE During the last decade, NASA has invested billions of dollars into programs with private companies to carry cargo and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station. These commercial services were powered by new kinds of contracts for the agency, because they offered a "fixed price" for services and required companies to put in their own funding to develop new spacecraft and rockets. But the space agency has established a Maginot line of sorts around the planet when it comes to deep space exploration.   More



(Source: Ars Technica - Jul 14)

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