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Intersection: The New Space Race

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Dr. Addie Dove and Kennedy Space Center Director Robert Cabana. Photo: WMFE / Jenny Babcock

Elon Musk launched his Tesla sports car into orbit last month, just to show what his company SpaceX is capable of.

Musk isn’t the only tech billionaire heating up the new space race. This time it’s corporations, not countries, racing to develop new rockets, new habitats for astronauts on the moon and other planets, and the technology to prospect for raw materials in outer space. Like last century’s space race, though, Florida is once again the center of the action.

At 90.7’s Speaker Series last week, the Kennedy Space Center director Bob Cabana joined UCF assistant physics professor Addie Dove and Moon Express CEO Bob Richards in a conversation with 90.7’s space reporter Brendan Byrne about the next frontier in space exploration.


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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »