US Air Force says working hard to certify SpaceX rockets

May 21, 2014 7:45 PM

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US Air Force says working hard to certify SpaceX rockets

COLORADO SPRINGS: The US Air Force is working as fast as it can to certify the ability of privately held Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to compete for work launching military and intelligence satellites into orbit, a top general said on Tuesday.

General William Shelton, who heads the Air Force Space Command, said SpaceX was likely to achieve certification in December or January, but the process could not be accelerated given the complex issues that still needed to be addressed.

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