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Two cubesats after launch from the International Space Station's Small Satellite Orbital Deployer. Credit: NASA
Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Alabama), above, said after a three-hour hearing he would prefer the Air Force re-engine the Atlas 5 rocket. Credit: C-SPAN.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes Sept. 1 during fueling  operation in preparation for a static-fire test. 
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The payload fairing holding the Amos-6 satellite falls to the ground following the explosion of a SpaceX Falcon 9 that had been scheduled to launch Sept. 3. Credit: USLaunchReport.com video
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Lt. Col. Scott Putnam, 18th Space Control Squadron commander, addresses members in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony, July 22, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Putnam assumed command of the 18th SPCS, the newest space surveillance unit that will fall under the 21st Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio)
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U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Credit: U.S. House/Justin LoFranco
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Doug Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, speaks Sept. 21 at the AMOS conference. Credit: AMOS conference.
Lockheed Martin’s full-sized, functional GPS 3 satellite prototype. Credit: Lockheed Martin
George Nield, associate administrator for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Credit: SpaceNews/Tom Kimmell
The Midland International Air & Space Port is already home base for two entrepreneurial space firms: XCOR and Orbital Outfitters, which took this photo during their 2014 groundbreaking.
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