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  • Contracting official's new job raises questions

    SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and a watchdog group are questioning whether a former senior Air Force contracting official acted inappropriately by taking an executive position with a private contractor just months after awarding a multibillion-dollar rocket-launch contract that greatly benefits his new employer.


  • 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)

    Space X lawsuit grounds Russian rocket engine buys

    A federal judge has granted an injunction that keeps a Boeing-Lockheed Martin joint venture from procuring Russian-made rocket engines used in some U.S. military satellite launches.


  • A Delta 4-Heavy rocket, carrying a spy satellite for the U.S. government, is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The rocket carried a satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, which oversees the nation's constellation of intelligence-gathering satellites. (AP Photo/The Santa Maria Times, Daniel Dreifuss)

    Rocket carrying spy satellite launches from Calif.

    A massive rocket carrying a spy satellite for the U.S. government launched from the central California coast Wednesday.


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