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SpaceX founder Elon Musk addresses the media alongside NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, during a press conference announcing new developments of the Crew Dragon reusable spacecraft, at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on October 10, 2019. (Philip Pacheco / AFP)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk addresses the media alongside NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, and astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, during a press conference announcing new developments of the Crew Dragon reusable spacecraft, at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California on October 10, 2019. (Philip Pacheco / AFP)

For the first time ever, NASA will send astronauts into space on a privately-built rocket. The launch is a joint project between NASA and Elon Musk's company, SpaceX, and will deliver the two astronauts to the International Space Station. Marcia Bartusiak, Professor of the Practice Emeritus at MIT and author of several books on astrophysics and astronomy, joins us to talk about what it means for the future of space travel and exploration.

This segment aired on May 27, 2020.

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