Nuno R. B. Martins, PhD

SpaceX became the first company to design, build, test, launch, and dock a spacecraft (Crew Demo-1) made to fly people to the International Space Station. SpaceX is now scheduled to launch Crew Demo-2, the first manned orbital spaceflight to launch from American soil since the space shuttle last launched in 2011. Crew Demo-1 demonstrates the impact of the private space industry, with private companies, like SpaceX, just getting started.

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