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What private companies could mean for NASA space exploration

It’s been nearly a decade since an astronaut was launched into space from American soil. Wednesday, at Cape Canaveral Florida, the company SpaceX and NASA tried to end that streak on board the Falcon 9 until weather scrapped the launch. The World’s Marco Werman speaks with Margaret Weitekamp, head of the space history department at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, about the future of US space flight. 

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SpaceX company Obama administrations’s latest hope for space travel

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Today or tomorrow the Falcon 9 rocket is slated for test launch at Cape Canaveral. When the 18-story rocket fires into orbit – or crashes into the ocean – it will be carrying no cargo, no astronauts, just one heavy load: Obama’s hopes for space.