The June 28 explosion of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket has amplified calls for the Defense Department to have assured access to space. Credit: NASA TV.
Launch Policy & Politics

Lawmakers Fret About SpaceX-led Failure Probe

A group of mostly Republican lawmakers, many of whom represent states with a United Launch Alliance presence, want to know how tough NASA and the U.S. Air Force are getting with SpaceX after a June 28 launch failure that destroyed a load of NASA cargo bound for the International Space Station.