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Robot to Robot: Dragon and Space Station Meet Up
SpaceX Dragon and Space Station
New strategy of using robotic missions and public-private partnerships in space a success
By RBR Staff


SpaceX, founded by PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk in 2002, is one of several companies vying to replace government-funded NASA operations. The space-shuttle fleet retired after the final launch of a shuttle mission to the space station last July, and U.S. astronauts must now rely on Russian missions—at $60 million a pop—to get to and from the space station.

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