The Space X program and Private Space Travel

Perhaps the biggest surprise so far of 2018 has been Tesla’s SpaceX. What does this interstellar automobile say about the future of space exploration? The SpaceX, more commonly known as world’s first space sports car is comfortably drifting towards the Asteroid Belt. This is well beyond its intended destination. SpaceX chief Elon Musk’s mannequin manned Tesla Roadster was thereto aboard his company’s brand new Falcon Heavy rocket. While Musks project has captivated the many, it has raised concerns about the apparent “privatisation of space exploration”. Talking to us we had Iver Cairns, a Professor in Space Physics at Sydney University.

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