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We move -- to listen more subject that should should appeal to the geek -- all of us were just talking about.
At printers that will print pretty much -- -- really groovy technology and now let's move on to the space race.
I don't want to bring it Allison Barrie who is a defense specialist in war games columnist.
The space race its interest and we think about the space race I always think of the Iranians.
They put up that only satellite there's that whole controversy because -- put up a monkey -- and they took pictures of different monkey that came down.
-- something bad happened -- that month.
-- let me ask you why why -- space race now what are we gonna do it.
You know it's really important step forward -- I'm really pleased to see it's been so embarrassing.
-- as far as I'm concerned that America does not have the ability to put it.
Astronauts and space.
Unfortunately it doesn't look like we'll have that ability again.
Since the space shuttle retired for another couple years and pleased to say that just this month they'd -- they have taken another.
Very pivotal step forward to the certifying her abilities.
It's a program it's really interesting actually partnership we'll see how this plays out I'm not always the biggest fan of big government but NASA is -- had a reputation of being incredibly negative but what they're doing is they're leveraging that more than five decades.
Space development its expertise really.
Leveraging that and partnership win.
Asked me top contenders now on what we're looking at -- -- -- Is one of the top contenders -- just looks like may be on top of the leaderboard thanks to a recent announcement this week.
We're getting to see which is very -- a special treat for our viewers.
Isn't what's called a captive test flight so this is the first step in terms of creeping aerodynamics are really going to be worthy.
Of a future spacecraft for us the next step.
Who -- is that we'll video or yeah it is true.
Are delivering the best -- yours is still what it what what is that vehicle that's a space shuttle flights and this is one of our that NASA's -- -- down to three contenders and that's.
That's -- of replica of the species in an ounce of that that's -- -- needed.
But what we want to do is kind of lake I don't want to dumbed down too much but we're looking to develop a space taxi.
That's great image right there we just -- that's the model what we just saw the real version the real life size this is the model ranks aren't working on -- -- that was.
Kind of cool in -- -- this.
How are -- betting that I don't we -- That graphic we -- showed is that docking with the space station or is that is it's mounted.
On a rocket that.
This one that we're looking at right now is the model that they -- back in the early stages.
This new nation we showed our viewers is Powell the company Sierra Nevada his building it -- and -- He's going to -- with the species so why don't.
How does it get how does it get to spaces is still gonna have to be you know kind of like the space shuttle.
Hooked to a rocket that gets it up into space and then that it does the rest of the work on its own or -- this thing be able to fly and ultimately you know reach me out of the atmosphere.
That's really great question make edit them a little bit partial I don't sounds much like a girl but I just think this once so cute -- -- -- -- designed.
It -- none of the three that has wings and I really really looks like something out of that you kind of referred to -- -- Star Wars media.
That's not -- in any other two contenders.
Are fantastic either I mean it was looking like.
For you expect him specialists really focus on spacing on more of it generalists.
In -- like SpaceX.
Alex you'll love this like it's -- of the dragon capsule theirs is called dragon capsule.
The one at least interviewers is called dream chaser and that's the only one with wings that has that ability to land like a normal plane.
An Oscar kept the seven astronauts that they do -- -- and -- And before I let you go Allison I have unfortunately run short -- -- -- -- talk about this stuff all day because I do have a news we've experienced stiffness that.
-- if you talk about three top contenders -- all private sector yes all private funding that's going -- I'll get this thing Alice yes go ahead and if there's a one billion -- -- has gone into it so just a stat couple weeks ago -- -- that last phase which is the certification fees one of team insist it's.
And each got up till ten million dollars from under the stole second.
So mostly private money that would go and that it added it's a combination it's sent to team effort to find a reason why I want to read it makes it think it's an interesting.
Possible model going forward you know having government reach out to the expertise -- it and ingenuity that we're -- for back up in the -- And that's an important point and I imagine we'll learn a lot more of it Alison vary from -- article that's gonna run here on Fox News dot.
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