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SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites
SpaceX gets Air Force certification toward launching military satellites

Hawthorne rocket company SpaceX has reached a major milestone toward its goal to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The upstart firm announced Friday that the Air Force certified its Falcon 9 rocket after poring through data from three of the rocket’s successful flights that took place over the last year. SpaceX still has more requirements to meet before it can formally compete for the multi-billion dollar program, but qualifying the three launches was the company's biggest hurdle. It expects to satisfy the remaining requirements later this year. Now the groundwork has been laid for SpaceX to vie for one of the world's most lucrative space...

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