SpaceX just launched NASA cargo for the ISS. Some of the items on board? Supplies for a beer brewing experiment and genetically-engineered mice.
"But SpaceX conducts Static Fires why not ULA?". Different rockets, different companies, different requirements. Shuttle: TCDT (ULA completed that for OFT) - Dry Dress Rehearsal. Sometimes a Tanking Test - like a WDR. Rarely a Flight Readiness Firing (FRF - Static Fire). FRF:
SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle—an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who’s flying and why on Monday, September 17.
View from SpaceX Launch Control. Apparently, there is a car in orbit around Earth.
Booster mate inside SpaceX's hangar at LC-39A ahead of Falcon Heavy’s static fire yesterday