Failure of its flagship Falcon 9 launch vehicle on a crucial NASA mission has put the brakes on the momentum SpaceX was enjoying as it moved toward launching humans and expensive national security payloads for the U.S. government. While the International Space Station (ISS) crew can live without the more than 5,500 lb. of pressurized and unpressurized cargo that fell in fragments after SpaceX’s seventh commercial resupply mission to the orbiting science lab exploded June 28, the ...


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