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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suggests rival hired official in return for deal

Elon Musk, chief executive of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., went on Twitter to suggest that his competitors hired an Air Force official in return for a big contract. The 42-year-old billionaire didn't offer backup for his accusations against Roger S. Correll, the former Air Force program officer hired by Aerojet Rocketdyne, a unit of GenCorp Inc. Rocketdyne, which supplies rocket engines to United Launch Alliance, dismissed Musk's allegations. Musk's company, known as SpaceX and based in Hawthorne, sued the Air Force last month, accusing the service of creating an illegal monopoly. Musk wants a piece of the $67.6-billion Pentagon satellite-launch market. United...

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