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Table: U.S. Launcher Comparison

Above is a comparison table showing American rockets that are in operation, in development, and proposed. Most of this information is taken from FAA documents. I have added information for Taurus II, which is set to debut in September, and the proposed Falcon 9 Heavy based on company documentation. Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Taurus II is a medium-launcher that is set to fill the market void is being left by the […]

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  • March 31, 2011
SpaceX Hires Former Air Force Officer


Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) announces that Colonel Scott Henderson has joined the company.

He will serve as the director of Mission Assurance and Integration and will also handle Florida external relations, assisting with state and local governmental, customer and media relations. Henderson will primarily support former astronaut Ken Bowersox, vice president of SpaceX’s Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance office, working out of the company’s Florida office.


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  • November 9, 2009
SpaceX Could Bring 100 New Jobs to Florida’s Struggling Space Coast

SpaceX could add 100 jobs: Successful launch of untested rocket on Cape may boost business Florida Today “A successful launch could mean more than 100 additional jobs in the space industry, which is threatened by the end of the shuttle program. “But success isn’t guaranteed. SpaceX’s smaller, single-engine rocket racked up three failed launches before a fourth launch attempt reached orbit from an island in the Pacific. SpaceX, however, hopes […]

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  • November 11, 2008