Monday, November 22, 2010
SpaceX Gets FAA License
Hawthorne-based SpaceX, the commercial rocket firm headed by Elon Musk, has scored a license from the Federal Aviation Administration, NASA said Monday. According to NASA, the license is the first-ever, commercial license to reenter a spacecraft from Earth orbit. The FAA license was a requirement of the firm's launch of its Dragon capsule, which is being designed as a commercial cargo delivery vehicle for the International Space Station.