Monday, March 19, 2012
60 Minutes interviews Elon Musk
When the final NASA space mission ended last July, for the first time in three decades, the United State had no way to launch astronauts into space, reports CBS News. It was the end of one era and the beginning of another. Instead of NASA designing the next manned spacecraft, the White House decided that private industry should design, build and fly it -- opening space to commercial development. One of the companies vying for that contract is SpaceX. Elon Musk is the founder and CEO.