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FILE - In this June 13, 2012 file photo, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk answers questions in front of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft  at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX filed a lawsuit Monday, April 28, 2014, that challenges a contract awarded to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin to supply 36 rocket cores to the Air Force to send national security equipment into space. SpaceX says the contract should have been open to other bidders and the suit calls for certain launches to be open to competition. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune-Herald, Duane A. Laverty, File)
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FILE - In this June 13, 2012 file photo, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk answers questions in front of the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at the SpaceX Rocket Development Facility in McGregor, Texas. SpaceX filed a lawsuit Monday, April 28, 2014, that challenges a contract awarded to a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin to supply 36 rocket cores to the Air Force to send national security equipment into space. SpaceX says the contract should have been open to other bidders and the suit calls for certain launches to be open to competition. (AP Photo/Waco Tribune-Herald, Duane A. Laverty, File)

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