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  1. SpaceX Explosion Hurts Bid To Compete With United Launch Alliance

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    SpaceX

    Elon Musk and SpaceX couldn’t have had worst timing in regards to the company’s recent midair explosion on June 28th.

    The malfunction comes at a time when the company is competing against the Colorado-based United Launch alliance, and might have put SpaceX behind the eight ball.

    “There’s never a good time for a launch failure in the rocket business, butSpaceX’s spectacular mishap Sunday [June 28] — a midair explosion shortly after launch — comes at a crucial point in the company’s bid to compete against Centennial [Colorado]-based United Launch Alliance,” says Greg Avery of the Denver Business Journal.

  2. The United Launch Alliance’s First Proprietary Rocket Will Be Called Vulcan

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    United Launch Alliance

    Yesterday, the United Launch Alliance (ULA) announced the winning name in its rocket-naming contest.

    Boeing and Lockheed Martin, the two companies that actually make up the ULA will be tasked with building the rocket, called (drum roll please)…

    VULCAN.

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    The contest only lasted a month or so, with Vulcan eventually ending up beating out other names voted on by the public such as Freedom, Eagle, Zeus, and GalaxyOne.

    Vulcan will be the ULA’s very first proprietary rocket, representing yet another aircraft looking to get to low-earth orbit.