According to a research paper published by NASA's Edgar Zapata, the space agency has actually saved a considerable amount of money and resources by choosing to invest in SpaceX. A commercial partnership is now the best option for space exploration. However, I know some of you (I'm one) out there say Musk is a subsidy baby, but this time we are actually getting something out of subsidizing SpaceX. Check out the reason in the video below. Watch the video here.