Welcome to Version 2.32 of the Rocket File! We are construction towards a large weekend in release from the East Coast, with each an Antares rocket from Wallops and a Falcon nine from Cape Canaveral at the docket. Within the interim, revel in a smorgasbord of reports about subjects each arguable and crowning.
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Questions raised about Firefly’s backer. In an investigative piece, Snopes digs into the affiliation between the rocket corporate’s monetary backer, Max Polyakov, and a sequence of misleading relationship websites. After Firefly just about died in 2016, Polyakov stepped ahead with an estimated $75 to $100 million, permitting the corporate to rehire former workers and increase operations. The corporate’s first release is predicted right through the second one quarter of this 12 months.