Last week, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy blasted into space without incident, to the major relief of the space company’s exec, Elon Musk, and the rest of his team. The launch marked a feat for a commercial venture, with the rocket able to carry twice the payload at a third of the cost of its nearest competitor. The Falcon Heavy carried cargo consisting of Musk’s Tesla Roadster with a dummy, the Starman, in the passenger seat. What does it mean for space travel? Listen in on the conversation with Yang Yuguang from the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation; former NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, who was an International Space Station commander; and, Dr. Ambitabha Ghosh of the NASA Mars Exploration Rover Mission.
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