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Race for Private Space Craft

Private companies and the government are both searching for ways to reduce the cost of going into space. But as NPR's David Kestenbaum reports, no one is even close to finding a truly cheap way to put things in orbit around the earth.

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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.