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Has SpaceX made NASA obsolete?

SpaceX successfully launched the massive Falcon Heavy rocket, which is larger than anything launched by NASA since the Saturn V missions of the 1960s and 1970s. The launch has many wondering whether NASA has become obsolete as SpaceX continues to grow as its private-sector competitor. But the Falcon Heavy rocket was launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, and many argue NASA continues to do important work in the world of space science. Has SpaceX made NASA obsolete? 🚀

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SpaceX, the private aerospace company founded by billionaire Elon Musk, successfully launched the massive Falcon Heavy rocket. The rocket is larger than anything that has been launched since NASA's Saturn V missions of the 1960s and 1970s.

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SpaceX was quick to celebrate the launch, and many are impressed that a private company could launch such a massive rocket.

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Watching the launch had some reminiscing about the days when NASA was the big kid on the block in the world of space science.

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But the rise and success of SpaceX has many wondering whether the private company will ultimately replace NASA.

Around 60 years ago when the original ‘space race’ took place, almost all progress was made via the intent and political posturings of government bodies... Today, NASA is not the exploration giant it once was and the Russian Aviation and Space Agency has done little of note for some time.
[Unlike SpaceX] NASA is completely dependent on federal cooperation and does not possess the relative freedom and growing cash balance of its counterparts...  it will be intriguing to see how the newer, more agile competitors affect NASA’s position moving forward.
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But as NASA noted after the launch, the Falcon Heavy rocket took off from a NASA facility.

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And NASA crew assisted with the launch.

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Others believe that NASA's existence as a government agency, rather than a private company driven by profit, is precisely what makes its work so important.

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