FAA issues first commercial reentry license

The Space X Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Pad 40 at Cape Canaveral on June 4, 2010 in Florida, on its first test flight.

The Federal Aviation Administration today issued SpaceX the first-ever license for a commercially developed spacecraft to re-enter Earth’s atmosphere from orbit.

The license was needed for the company to complete its first operational flight of the Dragon spacecraft during a NASA demonstration mission targeted to launch Dec. 7.

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