ChinaTalk: SpaceX, Elon and their Chinese Imitators

By Jordan Schneider
Friday, August 27, 2021, 11:54 AM

How did SpaceX revolutionize the global space industry? To discuss SpaceX's origin story and secret sauce, guest Eric Berger, author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX, joins the show. Cory Fitz, author of the TaikoNautica newsletter on China's space industry (http://taikonautica.substack.com), cohosts and shares his perspective on the Chinese launch ecosystem.

We discuss: How SpaceX almost didn't succeed; The role of government in the commercial space industry; and 996 culture vs SpaceX engineers.

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Outro music: Space Oddity by David Bowie


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