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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

Photograph by Chris Thompson/SpaceX via Bloomberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

SpaceX Lobbying Going Where Others Have Gone Before

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which hired two new lobbying firms last month, reported a 15 percent increase in expenditures during the first three months of 2014 compared with the same period a year ago. SpaceX reported spending $310,000 to lobby...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

Photographer: Chris Thompson/SpaceX via Bloomberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this handout photo made available to the media on May 18, 2012.

Musk Hires More Lobbyists Seeking Satellite Launches

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., which spent $1.1 million trying to influence the federal government last year, hired two additional lobbying firms this month, Senate records show. The new lobbyists include two former congressional aides and a former Defense Department official. ...

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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, arrives to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2014.

Photograph by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, arrives to testify at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2014.

Elon Musk Sets Sights on Mars

The Red Planet is in Elon Musk’s sights. “After Apollo, we were supposed to go to Mars? What happened,” asked Musk, the Tesla Motors chief executive officer and chairman of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. Musk spoke in an interview after...

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Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to members of the media while arriving for a closed door meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

Photograph by Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Senator Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, speaks to members of the media while arriving for a closed door meeting at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 3, 2013.

Baucus Leads Ambassadors Through Montana

Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus just led some of the most prominent foreign diplomats in the U.S. to Big Sky Country. Ambassadors from Canada, China, Germany, Japan and Peru joined the Democratic lawmaker on a four-day ramble through his...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 18, 2012.

Photograph by Chris Thompson/SpaceX via Bloomberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida on May 18, 2012.

Musk’s Toe in Launch Market Draws Lockheed Jab

The CEOs of Lockheed Martin Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp. are trading jabs over the upstart competitor’s push into the $70 billion military launch market. A Lockheed-Boeing Co. joint venture has had a lock on the work for six...

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors Inc.

Photograph by Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Motors Inc.

SpaceX President Sees No Immediate Budget Resolution

The president of Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX and headed by billionaire Elon Musk, said next year will be “huge” for the company despite the threat of the so-called fiscal cliff. Gwynne Shotwell said she doesn’t see a...

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Photograph by Chris Thompson/SpaceX via Bloomberg

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Legacy-Conscious Obama Sure to Act on Deficit: Silicon Valley’s Musk

Elon Musk, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who splits his time between running the electric car-making Tesla Motors Inc. and rocket-making Space Exploration Technologies Corp., sees “good economic times ahead” for the U.S. His Tesla, which received $465 million in federal...

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