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21 March 2007 by Carol Pinchefsky
Falcon 1 reaches space, but not orbit
The delayed second test flight of SpaceX's Falcon 1 took place on Tuesday March 20th to bittersweet success: although the rocket reached space and achieved a number of benchmarks, including stage separation and a second-stage ignition, it ultimately did not achieve orbital velocity. After a smooth first-stage ascent, a roll instability developed in the second stage, and further contact with the rocket was lost.
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17 March 2005 by Carol Pinchefsky
Able to launch vehicles from Cape Canaveral
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — AERA Corporation, a leading luxury commercial space travel provider, announced today that it has signed a “Commercial Space Operations Support Agreement” with the United States Air Force (USAF). The agreement, effective for, and renewable after five years, establishes the ground-rules that will apply to AERA’s proposed access to launch facilities and launch support services at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.