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SpaceX Wins First US Air Force Contract

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, has won its first U.S. Air Force contract to launch military satellites….













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Air Force Launches Search for New Rocket Engine

The Air Force will meet with firms interested in developing a replacement to the Russian-made RD-180 engine that helps lift U.S. military and spy satellites into space.






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ULA Blames SpaceX for Rocket Engine Spat

While the Lockheed-Boeing joint venture said it wasn’t aware of any restrictions on sales of the RD-180, it put fault for the fiasco squarely on SpaceX.


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McCain: Rocket Deal ‘Smacks of Cronyism’

Sen. John McCain, said the Air Force’s recent contract with a Lockheed-Boeing joint venture prevents potential new competitors from bidding for some of the work.