SpaceX scores contract to launch Air Force’s secretive X-37B spaceplane

The Verge

Source: The Verge

“SpaceX has scored one of its biggest contracts yet with the US Air Force: launching the military’s secretive X-37B spaceplane on top of the company’s Falcon 9 rocket. The mission, set to happen sometime in August, will be the first one SpaceX does for the Air Force, as the company continues to break into the market of launching military spacecraft. The mission was confirmed Tuesday at a hearing of the US Senate Armed Services Committee.” (06/07/17)