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Astra Space Drops Most Since SPAC Deal After Mission Fails

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Astra Space Inc. shares plunged the most since going public last month after a weekend mission failed to carry a test payload into orbit -- the latest setback for the satellite-launch provider.  

The company’s 45-foot-tall rocket took off unsteadily Saturday from a pad at the Pacific Spaceport Complex in Alaska, flew for more than 2 minutes and then suffered what Astra described as “technical difficulties.”