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SpaceX again launches and lands a used rocket booster

June 24, 2017 |

SpaceX launched a commercial communications satellite Friday with a previously used first-stage booster and then landed the rocket on a floating sea platform, marking a repeat accomplishment for the company.

The satellite was deployed to a geostationary transfer orbit about 35 minutes after launch.


L.A. Times – Business

As the legislative clock ticks, Ryan launches push to pass sweeping tax overhaul

June 20, 2017 |

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan launched a major push Tuesday to overhaul the tax code this year — including massive cuts — but Republicans in Congress and the White House are running out of time as they continue to battle over the details.

With the year’s legislative days dwindling, Ryan (R-Wis.) tried…


L.A. Times – Business

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile

May 14, 2017 |

North Korea fired what appeared to be a new type of ballistic missile with a greater range than any other projectile it has successfully launched, at a time when the international community is tense about Pyongyang’s nuclear ambitions.
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Trump Launches Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud

May 11, 2017 |

President Trump signed an executive order Thursday launching a commission to review alleged voter fraud and voter suppression, building upon his unsubstantiated claims that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election, the AP reports. The White House said the president’s “Advisory Commission on Election Integrity” would examine allegations…
Newser

SpaceX launches U.S. spy satellite into orbit, then lands rocket booster safely

May 1, 2017 |

SpaceX launched a U.S. spy satellite into orbit Monday, then landed its first-stage rocket booster near the launchpad.

It was another successful launch for the Elon Musk-led company as it tries to show it can be a reliable launch provider for government and commercial payloads.

The launch of the…


L.A. Times – Business

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Test

April 29, 2017 |

North Korea launched a ballistic missile test around 5pm ET Friday (6am Saturday Seoul time), NBC News reports. The launch—an apparent failure—was confirmed by US and South Korean officials. One US official tells the AP the projectile was likely a medium-range KN-17 missile. The official says the missile…
Newser

Trump administration launches national security investigation into steel imports

April 20, 2017 |

The Trump administration directed the Commerce Department on Thursday to expedite an investigation into whether the way other countries sell steel compromises U.S. national security.

In a briefing Thursday morning, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the review would consider how much steel the…


L.A. Times – Business