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Space 2020: Musk vs. Bezos 

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Release Date: 06/02/2020

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SpaceX, Elon Musk’s company, launched NASA astronauts into orbit over the weekend. But they face competition from Jeff Bezos’ company, Blue Origin. Christian Davenport, author of the best-selling book The Space Barons: Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the Quest to Colonize the Cosmos., shares how Bezos has had cosmic ambitions his entire life.