The 9/11 commission was, in fact, informed about the pre-9/11 discovery of lead hijacker Mohammed Atta by a secret military team. According to the New York Times, the commission’s staff was told by a “uniformed military officer” that the final report would be incomplete without mentioning it. The panel on Wednesday asked Congress to find out why it was denied info on the so-called “Able Danger” discovery.
NASA, SpaceX, and United Launch Alliance are all preparing to launch their next-gen rockets from Florida’s Space Coast, two of them before the year is out. One is expected to liberate the U.S. launch enterprise from its reliance on Russian-made RD-180 engines, while all three rockets could eventually carry astronaut crews.