Star Wars: The Battle to Build the Next Shuttle

First SpaceX capsule to deliver to the ISS
Boeing, SpaceX, and Sierra Nevada are all competing to win the NASA contract that could cement dominance in the emerging space industry. — Bloomberg pic

May 5 (Bloomberg) --- Bloomberg's "The Next Space Race" is a journey through the booming business of space exploration. The International Space Station is a near zero-gravity laboratory dedicated to scientific research. The end of NASA's shuttle program in 2011 left the world with only one way to get there, buy a seat from the Russians. NASA is holding a competition challenging private enterprise to build America's next spacecraft. Boeing, SpaceX, and Sierra Nevada are all multi-billion dollar aerospace companies competing to win the NASA contract that could cement dominance in the emerging space industry. Bloomberg gets rare access to these space pioneers, including a tour of SpaceX with CEO Elon Musk. (Source: Bloomberg)

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