SpaceX Captures The Flag
In a turn of developments that we suspect surprised even Elon Musk in the end, SpaceX captured the flag left on board the ISS by the final Shuttle mission to dock there. When the initial Commercial Crew contracts were awarded in 2014, to Boeing with a price tag of $4.2bn and SpaceX with $2.6bn to do the same thing - most folks assumed that Boeing, a stalwart of the military-industrial complex, would reign supreme. Sure, SpaceX might have some funky tech DNA but it couldn't really do, you know, the hard space stuff, not really. Could it?