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Pentagon Watchdog Reviewing Air Force Certification for SpaceX Falcon Launch Vehicles

The Department of Defense’s inspector general plans to review the U.S. Air Force’s previous certification for SpaceX to offer its Falcon launch vehicles for military launch service contracts. DoD's watchdog announced an evaluation on Monday that will examine if the service branch complied with the Launch Services New Entrant Certification Guide while certifying the launch system. 

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Lt. Gen. David Thompson: USAF Relies on Industry for Space Launch Services

Lt. Gen. David Thompson, vice chief of U.S. Air Force Space Command, told reporters after a Capitol Hill event that the service branch relies on industry to support the military's rocket launch needs, Space News reported Saturday. The service branch is confident the U.S. space industry will provide rockets for missions to lift military and intelligence satellites, he said.

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Report: NASA to Announce Commercial Crew Program Astronauts in August

NASA is set to announce on Aug. 3 the first batch of astronauts who will travel to the International Space Station under the Commercial Crew Program, Politico reported Friday. The space agency expects the program’s maiden mission to take place sometime in 2020. Boeing and SpaceX were awarded contracts worth up to $6.8 billion combined in September …

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