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SpaceX successfully launched a spy satellite Monday morning aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, the second shot at the launch after cancelling Sunday's original launch.

Final preparations are underway for Tuesday's launch of an Atlas V rocket and Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space Station.  WFIT's Rick Glasby reports from the Kennedy Space Center.

Updated 7:55 p.m. ET

The most expensive part of doing business in outer space is getting there. The private space flight company SpaceX thinks it can change all that, and Thursday's successful reuse of a rocket was a big test of its business model.

SpaceX launched a communications satellite from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida using a rocket stage that had already been to space and back. SpaceX is betting that this kind of recycling will lower its costs and revolutionize space flight.

Updated at 3:30 p.m. ET

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Elon Musk, founder of SpaceX, has announced that the company plans on flying two private citizens on a trip around the moon in late 2018.

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