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The Final Frontier

22 Aug 2016, 12:51 UTC
The Final Frontier
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On the last working day of their tour, the Bremen Space Delegation ventured to their final site visits in Los Angeles.In the morning the delegation split into two groups: one to SpaceX and another to The Aerospace Corporation.SpaceX is arguably the most awe-inspiring commercial space company that has gained worldwide attention for a series of historic milestones. It became the first ever private company to return a spacecraft from low-Earth in December 2010, which it repeated again when it attached its Dragon spacecraft to the International Space Station in May 2012. It has since exchanged cargo payloads and returned them safely to Earth – something that previously only governments had been able to do. It now provides regular cargo resupplies for NASA.“Coolest company ever”Delegation arriving at 1 Rocket Road, home of SpaceX“#impressive #well organized #they do it!!!”“Cool, intensive, spot on”Meanwhile the other group visited The Aerospace Corporation in nearby El Segundo, a non-for-profit organisation that provides independent technical and scientific research, development and advisory services to national space programmes in the USA.“I enjoyed hearing the explanation of how the Aerospace Corporation functions, what market it serves, and what are the services and products”The group also had the opportunity to pitch ...

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