The Air Force is expected to release the
official request for proposals for GPS III services in June, marking the first
opportunity for SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch vehicle to compete against United
Launch Alliances’s rockets, the service announced Tuesday.
The Air Force announced Tuesday evening it had
certified California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX)
to compete for national security space launches following an exhaustive, and sometimes bumpy,
two-year certification review.
Alert F-15Cs scrambled to intercept a US-bound commercial flight from Paris as a precautionary measure on Monday, following an anonymous tip warning of chemical weapons aboard the aircraft, New York's WABC News reported.
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