Government participation in contractor investigations of why their launch vehicles failed on commercial cargo missions to the International Space Station took different tacks because one of the contractors – SpaceX – plans to use the same rocket to launch NASA astronauts and the “high-value” Jason-3 ocean-surface topography mission, the agency says in response to a query from Congress. The June 28 explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle on the cargo-delivery ...


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