Analysis: Future of Private Space Missions NPR's Melissa Block talks with former NASA historian Alex Roland of Duke University about the significance of the first privately-financed manned space launch. Roland says it won't lead to anything or affect what NASA does. It's just an interesting stunt with no imaginable commercial payoff.
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Analysis: Future of Private Space Missions

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Analysis: Future of Private Space Missions

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NPR's Melissa Block talks with former NASA historian Alex Roland of Duke University about the significance of the first privately-financed manned space launch. Roland says it won't lead to anything or affect what NASA does. It's just an interesting stunt with no imaginable commercial payoff.