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SpaceX Reaches the International Space Station

SpaceX recently became the first private company to successfully dock a spacecraft built to transport astronauts from Earth to the International Space Station. The Crew Dragon carried about 400 pounds of supplies and an instrumented astronaut test dummy named Ripley, after Sigourney Weaver's character from the “Alien” film series. Host Dan Loney is joined by Greg Autry, Director of the Southern California Commercial Spaceflight initiative and IAIN BOYD, the James E. Knott Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Faculty Director of Government Relations at the University of Michigan, to discuss the implications of this successful mission on Knowledge@Wharton.