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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Big day for commercial space industry: Key launch and docking

A Falcon 9 built by SpaceX — the rocket company founded by Tesla’s Elon Musk — is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Sunday. SpaceX, which supplies cargo to the international space station, is hoping to begin transporting astronauts to the station as well.