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SpaceX's successful Friday launch opens weekend doubleheader

Mr Musk has championed reusability - once derided as a crazy idea - to drive down launch costs and win a growing roster of customers, including the US military.

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THE year's not half over, and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp is about to launch more missions than it completed in all of 2016.

SpaceX successfully fired up a Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time this year on Friday, matching its flight total for all...

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