5 things to know about SpaceX's plans to fly astronauts to the International Space Station

  • by: The Associated Press , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 30, 2014 - 7:40 AM

SpaceX has made supply runs to the International Space Station under a NASA contract. Now it's eyeing carrying astronauts to low-Earth orbit. NASA is depending on private companies to fill the void left by the retirement of its space shuttle fleet.

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