LICENSED RETURN: The FAA on Nov. 22 granted Space Exploration Technologies a license to re-enter a spacecraft from orbit, as anticipated. SpaceX was expected to receive such a license and had already received one for the launch—now expected Dec. 7—of its Dragon capsule (Aerospace DAILY, Nov. 9). The license is valid for a year from issue. In its own statement, the company hailed the FAA decision and noted that it made “SpaceX the first-ever commercial company to receive a license to re-enter ...


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