SpaceX wins FAA and Air Force approvals

July 16, 2014 1:58 AM

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SpaceX wins FAA and Air Force approvals

The FAA has approved SpaceX’s plan to build a private launch facility in Texas, while the Air Force has certified three successful flights for the company’s Falcon 9 rocket.

According to, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted permission for the company SpaceX to build and operate a private launch site. The FAA’s office of Commercial Space Transportation has issued a “Record of Decision” that was signed by the office’s head, George C. Nield, on ...

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