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Friday Jul 25 | The Daily Caller

Elon Musk Wants Planes To Be Electric, Take Off And Land Vertically [VIDEO]

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks after unveiling the Dragon V2 spacecraft in Hawthorne, California May 29, 2014.

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Related Topix: Hawthorne, CA, Science / Technology, NASA, Tesla Motors, Startups, US News, Conservative Political News

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Bloomberg

Tesla Idles California Plant to Retool for Electric SUVs

Tesla Motors Inc. , the youngest U.S. carmaker, halted production at its sole assembly plant for the first time for a revamp the company said is necessary to speed Model S output and prepare it to make electric crossovers.

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Related Topix: Tesla Motors, Startups, Fremont, CA, Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Hybrid, Electric Vehicle

Business Journal

Private space industry makes roots outside of Florida

Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc. and Space Exploration Technologies Inc. known as SpaceX, speaks at a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Space Florida, the quasi-government agency created to grow the space industry, expects billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk to set up the world's first private ... (more)

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Space, Tesla Motors, Startups, Rick Scott, US Governors

Daily Herald

Air Force examines anomalies as Musk's Spacex seeks launch work

The Air Force is examining several anomalies that occurred during Space Exploration Technologies Corp.'s three civilian space flights as part of its review of billionaire Elon Musk's quest to launch military satellites.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Science / Technology, Space, Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin, US Politics, US News, Mike Rogers, Republican, US House of Representatives

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Pentagon Accelerates Plans to Seek Rival Satellite-Launch Bids

The U.S. Defense Department is accelerating plans to seek rival bids for up to two satellite launches, potentially ending the near-monopoly enjoyed by a joint venture between Boeing Co.

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Related Topix: Manufacturing, Aerospace-Defense, Lockheed Martin

WHTC

U.S. Air Force seeking bids to launch spy satellite

The U.S. Air Force released the first of up to eight solicitations for space launch services outside of its controversial, exclusive, multibillion-dollar agreement with United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Thanh Nein News

Private US firm finally makes long-delayed satellite launch

Overcoming two months of delays, a Space Exploration Technologies' Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday to put six small commercial communications satellites into orbit for ORBCOMM Inc. The launch had been delayed more than two months while the privately-owned SpaceX wrestled with technical problems, weather and availability of the ... (more)

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Mon Jul 14, 2014

Missileer

45th Space Wing launches 6 second-generation ORBCOMM satellites

The 45th Space Wing supported Space Exploration Technologies' successful launch of their Falcon 9 rocket carrying six second-generation ORBCOMM communications satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 here at 11 a.m. EDT July 14, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force

SiliconValley.com

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches rocket toting satellites

The Falcon rocket blasted off Monday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. On board were six advanced satellites for the New Jersey-based Orbcomm.

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Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Air Force, Cape Canaveral, FL

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Bloomberg

Orbital Rocket Blasts Off for International Space Station

Orbital Sciences Corp. 's Antares rocket successfully lifted off today, carrying a capsule of supplies to dock with the International Space Station three days from now.

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Related Topix: Orbital Sciences Corporation, Aerospace-Defense, Science / Technology, Space, Weather, NASA, Meteorology, Science

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Re/code

SpaceX Advances in Its Quest to Win Military Satellite Deals

Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies has completed a key step in the certification process required to finalize any deal to launch U.S. military satellites.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force

Wed Jul 02, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Arianespace Cuts Launch Prices as Upstart Gains

Arianespace, the European satellite-launch giant, is cutting prices, hoping to fend off a growing challenge from an American upstart led by billionaire inventor Elon Musk.

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