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SpaceX Sets Sights High

Musk's space exploration company has said it's targeting 20 to 24 missions this year

Note: Includes 2010 Falcon 9 inaugural test flight, excludes two failed missions; 2017 bar shows midpoint of estimate
 

SpaceX is positioning itself again as a driving force in the new-age space race. Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is slated to fire up a Falcon 9 rocket for the eighth time this year as soon as Friday, matching its flight total for all of last year. Its next launch is scheduled just two days later. 

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