Picking up space exploration where NASA left off

Wednesday - 7/13/2011, 11:20am EDT

John Elbon, vice president of commercial crew programs, Boeing

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Now that NASA has launched its last shuttle mission, the agency is looking to the private sector to build and operate the next generation of space exploration vehicles. One of the companies that have received NASA money for research and development is Boeing. The Federal Drive spoke with John Elbon, the executive in charge of Boeing's commercial crew and cargo space programs about what the future of space travel may look like.