Franklin Chang-Diaz and His Electric Rocket

He's one of a small, elite group of entrepreneurs driving a commercial industry to get people into space.

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Franklin Chang-Diaz is the founder of Ad Astra Rocket Company and a former NASA astronaut. He believes that some day humans will need to leave Earth to survive. To move into space, Chang-Diaz is developing an electric rocket that he believes will enable cheaper, more flexible space travel. He’s one of a small, elite group of entrepreneurs driving a commercial industry to get people into space. Sandra Upson recently caught up with Chang-Diaz in Webster, Texas, at Ad Astra’s laboratory.

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