Race to the moon between SpaceX, NASA could drive innovation


The competition to get back to the moon is heating up, and at least for now, it looks like commercial space firm and rocket maker SpaceX is leading the pack.

Shortly after SpaceX’s Feb. 27 announcement that it plans to send two private individuals to orbit the moon in 2018, tweets were flying about how funny it would be if SpaceX gets there before government agency NASA — which also wants to revisit the moon in the near future.