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-+*Space Exploration Technologies Corp. blamed the recent failure of an unmanned rocket bound for the International Space Station on a faulty strut and pledged to better scrutinize its supply chain. Those were among the details released Monday after Elon Musk, the billionaire head of the Hawthorne, California-based company known as SpaceX, discussed the mishap during an afternoon conference call with […]

-+*The failure of a SpaceX mission to resupply the International Space Station will have serious implications not only for the company’s civilian and commercial business, but also its ambitions to crack into the military market. The explosion of the company’s Falcon 9 on June 28 over Cape Canaveral, Florida — more than two minutes into […]

-+*Any Uncle Sam replacement to the cheap yet powerful Russian rocket engine used to launch U.S. military satellites is still years away, officials acknowledged. The Air Force currently contracts with a company called United Launch Alliance LLC, a Colorado-based joint venture between Lockheed Martin Corp. and Boeing Co., to launch military and spy satellites. ULA […]

-+*It’s hard not to like Elon Musk, who has turned his eclectic interests into a variety of market-disrupting businesses. The billionaire entrepreneur behind such companies as the online payment firm PayPal, electric sports car company Tesla and rocket-maker SpaceX is the subject of a new book, “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” by Ashlee […]

-+*The rocket launched this week by Amazon​.com founder Jeff Bezos’ private space company may help break the U.S. military’s reliance on Russian engines. Bezos’ company, Blue Origin LLC, on Wednesday successfully lifted off its New Shepard spacecraft from a range in West Texas. The unmanned vehicle, powered by a liquid hydrogen-liquid oxygen engine called BE-3, hit […]