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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

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A faring, part of the Antares rocket, is rotated with the help of an Orbital Sciences Corp. employee inside the Orbital horizontal integration facility (HIF) at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Wallops Space Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.

Shelby: Protecting Taxpayer, Not Boeing

Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama says he’s trying to help U.S. taxpayers, not Boeing Co., by requiring companies competing to send astronauts to the International Space Station to file detailed financial and accounting reports justifying their costs. “NASA and its contractors have a...

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Space launch vehicles at the Orbital Sciences Corp. booth during a National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

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Space launch vehicles at the Orbital Sciences Corp. booth during a National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs.

Orbital Sciences Takes Off in Space — and on Capitol Hill

Orbital Sciences Corp., which announced yesterday that it would merge with Alliant Techsystems Inc., has been flying high due to the success of its Antares rocket, which carries the Cygnus supply capsule to the International Space Station. Unlike its competitors...

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Is the job market taking off, or are there still problems on the pad?

Photograph by Chris Thompson/SpaceX via Bloomberg

Is the job market taking off, or are there still problems on the pad?

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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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.

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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.

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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The A-3 tower was designed to test a GenCorp Inc. engine for a rocket program canceled in 2010.

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The A-3 tower was designed to test a GenCorp Inc. engine for a rocket program canceled in 2010.

Congress Serving Pork — Not ‘Rocket Science’

When Congress agreed with President Barack Obama in 2010 and shut down the Constellation program to send astronauts to the moon and beyond, it did so with one condition: NASA finishes construction of a tower to test an engine for...

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

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A man sits in front of the Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC, on October 1, 2013.

Shutdown: Day One

Updated at 9:39 am through 5:53 pm EDT With David Lerman reporting from the Pentagon  The House’s Republicans have come up with another non-starter in the stalled budget talks with the Democratic-run Senate. The White House says President Barack Obama...

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

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Hurricane Irene is seen from space from the International Space Station, as it churns off the east coast of the United States in the Atlantic Ocean, in this file photo.

Weather Report? Sequestered

Count your weather forecasts among the possible victims of automatic federal budget cuts set to begin this week. The cuts would hit two troubled government satellite programs and potentially exacerbate a coverage gap that’s already expected to leave forecasters with...

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

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President Barack Obama listens to Japan's new conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following their bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington on Feb. 22, 2013.

Washington Daybook: Governors Gathering

Trade is at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the White House today. Aides said removing Japanese barriers for U.S. automakers is “an important pre- condition” to Japan’s potential entry into...

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