In this 2010 photo from NASA, President Barack Obama toured the commercial rocket processing facility at Cape Canaveral, Fla., with SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk. Obama called Tuesday for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, showcasing budding partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial companies.
In this 2010 photo from NASA, President Barack Obama toured the commercial rocket processing facility at Cape Canaveral, Fla., with SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk. Obama called Tuesday for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, showcasing budding partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial companies. Bill Ingalls NASA
In this 2010 photo from NASA, President Barack Obama toured the commercial rocket processing facility at Cape Canaveral, Fla., with SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk. Obama called Tuesday for the U.S. to send humans to Mars by the 2030s, showcasing budding partnerships between the U.S. government and commercial companies. Bill Ingalls NASA

How Barack Obama brought capitalism to outer space

October 11, 2016 10:22 PM