From a flight-rate perspective, SpaceX’s 2019 manifest will closely match what it achieved in 2018, with one key difference: This year, the company intends to enter the human spaceflight business, a market that has been closed to the U.S. since the end of the space shuttle program in 2011. “We will be ready,” says SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell. “It’ll be very different flight, a very different launch for us, for ...

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