SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Demo-2 flight for NASA—the first launch of humans into orbit from U.S. soil since the space shuttle’s 2011 retirement—marks the end of the longest gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability.
"The goal of SpaceX has always been to create the technologies to extend life beyond Earth, to make us a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species. "
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