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USAF Pushes SpaceX Clearance to Mid-2015

The Washington Post reports that “the U.S. Air Force said on Wednesday that it expects to clear Elon Musk ’s space venture to compete for Pentagon satellite launches by mid-2015, six months later than previously planned.”  

“Mr. Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., or SpaceX, has been aggressively pursuing the multibillion-dollar market for military and intelligence rocket launches that is dominated by a joint venture between Boeing Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp.”  

“SpaceX sued the Pentagon in an effort to break up an $11 billion, multiyear deal with the joint venture, known as the United Launch Alliance LLC, or ULA. That case continues.”

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