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

Photograph by Roger Gilbertson/ SpaceX via Bloomberg

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

Space Industry Isn’t Worried About Loss of Russian Engines

Russian calls to keep its rocket engines away from the U.S. are most likely more bluster than a real threat, says Michael Lopez-Alegria, president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Lopez-Alegria, whose trade group counts Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp....

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, sits with guests inside the Manned Dragon V2 Space Taxi in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014.

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX), left, sits with guests inside the Manned Dragon V2 Space Taxi in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014.

Elon Musk, SpaceX Aim at Final Frontier

In the pilot episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” Captain Jean-Luc Picard turns to his adversary, Q, and says, “The unknown is what brings us out here.” Gwynne Shotwell, president of Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp., feels the same...

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Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., signs autographs for attendees following 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., signs autographs for attendees following a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing in Washington, D.C., on March 5, 2014.

Elon Musk Shaking Up D.C. — Like Auto and Space Races

Billionaire Elon Musk doesn’t do anything quietly. His Space Exploration Technologies Corp. won a battle with Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos to lease a historic Kennedy Space Center launch pad, was the first private U.S. company to dock a spacecraft at the...

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc. known as SpaceX, during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc. known as SpaceX, during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Tesla’s Musk: Building a Better Astronaut ‘Trampoline?’

Threatened retaliation is the stuff of cold wars. In the international debate over sanctions against Russia — with the Obama administration more eager than European leaders to ratchet up the pressure — the interdependence of those nations formerly known as...

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

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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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