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Elon musk verses NASA


SpaceX and NASA are at war, which is strange because the two organizations have been working together on the creation of human-rated spacecraft for years. They even went public with their relationship in 2016. Now, though, SpaceX and NASA are at loggerheads — and Musk is threatening to take their space adventure into his own hands.

SpaceX CEO and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has long dreamed of taking millions of people to Mars. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule is the first spacecraft the company has flown into orbit, but it’s about more than just the future: It’s also about a legacy.

The Crew Dragon—SpaceX’s first commercial spacecraft designed to ferry space tourists and astronauts to orbit, and then bring them back down—has been delayed several times. But Musk has already announced plans for a much larger Starship, which he says will be capable of flying missions to Mars. And NASA isn’t happy about that at all.”

Elon Musk’s company has gotten a lot of attention for its Falcon 9 rockets, but how does it stack up to NASA? The big question is: when will SpaceX fly a person into space?

SpaceX’s new Starship is a reusable launch vehicle that SpaceX says will rival Boeing and Virgin Galactic, and it’s poised to take astronauts into space. The Crew Dragon prototype may soon be ready to demonstrate that capability — if NASA gets onboard with the plan.

The Crew Dragon’s first mission is already proving to be an embarrassment. Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and founder, seems to have forgotten what a space rocket is supposed to look like:

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