Eight years after SpaceX unveiled a heavy-lift version of its Falcon 9 rocket, the triple-core booster delivered its first commercial satellite into orbit, clearing the way for a U.S. Air Force Falcon Heavy mission this summer that, for the first time, will add the military as a customer for reusable rockets. Acknowledging the progress SpaceX and other companies have made in reusable rocket technology, Congress last year directed the Air Force to drop the word ...

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