SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on May 30 to the international space station. Photo: Reuters SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on May 30 to the international space station. Photo: Reuters
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on May 30 to the international space station. Photo: Reuters
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Success of SpaceX an inspiration for all

  • The historic cooperation between Nasa and Elon Musk’s company provides a significant cost reduction that frees the space agency to plan for more ambitious programmes
  • It will no doubt inspire other countries to explore space with the aid of private contractors

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on May 30 to the international space station. Photo: Reuters SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on May 30 to the international space station. Photo: Reuters
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket with Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off on May 30 to the international space station. Photo: Reuters
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