Elon Musk, billionaire entrepreneur and co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal, found a new passion. It’s space travel. SpaceX, which Musk founded in 2002, is a private aerospace company that builds and manufactures rockets for public and private clients.
Here’s the story of SpaceX’s war against the federal government, and the effect that Russia’s recent invasion of Crimea and Ukraine and the U.S.’s responsive sanctions have had on U.S. satellite launches into space. And there’s a little philosophical discussion about intellectual property protection in space thrown in, just for fun. [Read more…] about A War Over Government Contracts, Space Rockets, and Nations