How private firm SpaceX is in charge of sending NASA astronauts in orbit

It took work across three presidencies, those of George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Donald J.

Trump, but the United States is at last prepared once again, after nearly a decade, to launch American astronauts into orbit from American soil on an American-built rocket. “This is a unique opportunity to bring all of America together in one moment in time and say, look at how bright the future is,” Jim Bridenstine, NASA’s administrator, said during a news conference on Tuesday. Lori Garver, who served as NASA’s.....

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