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SpaceX Falcon Rocket Flies

SpaceX, the darling of commercial space advocates and whipping boy of its foes, defied the odds Friday and sent a new rocket into orbit, a stunning achievement considering the company had to quickly recover from a trio of setbacks earlier in the day, including a dramatic last-second engine abort. The 158-foot tall Falcon 9 rocket [...]

Published On 06/04/2010
5:18 PM EDT