A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lights up the night sky as it streaks over the Cocoa Beach Pier during lift-off last August, from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo: Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP

NASA bets big on private sector to put humans on Mars

Twenty-two American companies have won contracts from NASA across several sectors

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lights up the night sky as it streaks over the Cocoa Beach Pier during lift-off last August, from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo: Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP
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