SpaceX Launch Contract With U.S. Air Force Reduced Costs by 40%

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  • Musk's company awarded $82.7 million pact; 1 of 2 bids

Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s $82.7 million contract to launch a satellite for the U.S. Air Force gives Elon Musk’s closely held company military revenue to go with what it earns serving NASA and the satellite industry -- and saves the U.S. government millions.

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