"You can’t explain SpaceX without really understanding how NASA really kind of nurtured it in the early days," says Harry Lambright, professor of public administration and international affairs and political science. "In a way, SpaceX is kind of a child of NASA."
"The Trump administration's stated goal was to ensure that more of the vehicles will be produced in North America. But the outcome will be just the opposite," write Professor Mary Lovely and her co-authors.
Slowing demand in China could depress their revenue, earnings and stock market value, says Mary Lovely, professor of economics. "President Trump is probably happy that he’s starting to tank the Chinese economy," Lovely says. "But it’s a case of ‘be careful what you wish for.’"