California company SpaceX will soon attempt to launch a space craft and dock it with the International Space Station, the first time a private company has done so, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The company’s success could change the way the United States handles space travel, moving more responsibility to the private sector. NASA has already hired privately funded start-ups for some initial work, and plans to outsource space exploration as well, reports the newspaper.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times. 

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A Colorado native, Amber Baillie graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications. For over three years, she wrote for the Air Force Academy's official base newspaper and has written articles for Your Boulder and the Cheyenne and Woodmen Editions. For the Business Journal, she covers cyber, aerospace and defense, and nonprofit news.

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