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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

15 June 2009

Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department

On 16 June 2009 SpaceX announced the opening of its Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department. It hired former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox to oversee the department as a vice president of the company.However, it has since been reported that the former astronaut subsequently left SpaceX in late 2011. No reason was given and no replacement in that position has been announced.