The suit had argued SpaceX should have been allowed to compete for a contract to launch military satellites.
Elon Musk released photos on Twitter showing how a daring attempt to land a rocket booster on a floating barge ended.
Inspector General faults contractor for using faulty materials and U.S. officials for lack of oversight in “waste of U.S. taxpayers’ money.“
About 5,000 pounds of much-needed supplies, from groceries to scientific experiments, reached the International Space Station early Monday, after months of delays, including a failed launch in October that exploded shortly after taking off.
A supply launch to the space station went smoothly, but reuse of the rocket’s first stage remains elusive.
“I’m going to be super-excited if this works,” an executive said.
Contracts totaling $6.8 billion to ferry astronauts to the space station were given to Boeing and SpaceX.
The billionaire, who wants to reuse rocket boosters, put his odds at “50% — at best.”
Under development for years by the military and the defense industry, lasers have moved from science-fiction fantasy, to the laboratory and, just recently, to the Persian Gulf.
The contractor becomes the second provider of background checks to be hit in recent months.