SpaceX wins launch of U.S. Air Force X-37B space plane

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By Irene KlotzCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., June 6 (Reuters) - Elon Musk's Space
Exploration Technologies Corp will fly its first mission for the
U.S. Air Force in August when it launches the military's X-37B
miniature spaceplane, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said on
Tuesday.
    Four previous X-37B missions were launched by United Launch
Alliance Atlas 5 rockets.
    "SpaceX will be sending the  next Air Force payload up into
space in August," Wilson said during webcast testimony before
the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee. She later specified
that the payload would be one of the Air Force's two X-37B
spaceplanes.

 (Reporting by Irene Klotz. Editing by Joseph White and Steve
Orlofsky)
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