Rocket Report: SpaceX breaks streak of used launches, FAA clears Electron

A rising rocket leaves a tongue of flame in its wake.

Enlarge / Liftoff of SpaceX’s 22nd operational cargo resupply mission to the Space Station for NASA at 1:29:15 pm June 3, 2021. (credit: Trevor Mahlmann / Ars Technica)

Welcome to Edition 4.01 of the Rocket Report! Yes, we’ve already reached our third anniversary, and I can’t say enough about all of our readers who have contributed story ideas over the last three years. The Rocket Report is a much, much richer product thanks to your help.

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Virgin Galactic announces another science mission. Virgin Galactic revealed a new contract Thursday for human-tended research aboard its suborbital spacecraft, VSS Unity. The company said that Kellie Gerardi, a researcher and science communicator, would conduct two experiments during an upcoming flight that could happen as early as 2022, Ars reports.

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