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U.S. Air Force Hails SpaceX Return to Flight

WASHINGTON — SpaceX’s historic first-stage landing at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida following a successful launch Dec. 21 won accolades throughout the space community, and the U.S. Defense Department was no exception.

In a Dec. 23 email to SpaceNews, Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Air Force’s Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, congratulated SpaceX on the successful mission of the Falcon 9 Upgrade.

“Advancements and developments such as those demonstrated by the Falcon 9 Upgrade provide the opportunity to assure our nation’s access to space with improved resiliency,” Greaves said.

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