The US government space agency, NASA, retired its space shuttles and needed alternative, reliable and affordable cargo carriers to supply the International Space Station. The leading space exploration companies, Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX, have stepped up; Space X already has been to the Space Station and back. And, they plan to help NASA with its new focus on missions to the moon and to Mars. The companies have similar goals, but different management styles under the leadership of their respective billionaires. Christian Davenport’s lively narrative about their exploits will appeal to anyone interested in space exploration.
About the Author
Christian Davenport is a Peabody Award-winning reporter for The Washington Post. He covers the space and defense industries.