Why Elon Musk Is Suing The US Air Force

April 28, 2014 9:54 PM

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Why Elon Musk Is Suing The US Air Force

SpaceX — the spacecraft company owned by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk — is suing the U.S. Air Force over a huge government contract for rocket components that was awarded to Lockheed Martin and Boeing Co.

The official complaint is over the U.S. Air Force’s decision to award a long-term contract to launch future national security satellites to United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between the military’s two biggest suppliers, Lockheed and Boeing. The Air Force did so without entertaining compe...

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