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SpaceX to sue federal government over rocket contract

SpaceX to sue federal government over rocket contract

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is filing a lawsuit against the federal government, saying the launch startup has been shut out of big aerospace contracts.

SpaceX plans to sue the U.S. Air Force to challenge a $7.2 billion contract awarded to United Launch Alliance, Musk said at a news conference on Friday.

The alliance is a joint venture involving Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

Photo: Musk claims his aerospace company SpaceX was unfairly shut out of a contract for rocket launches he says he can do for less money. (Photo credit: Getty Images)

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