CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Space Exploration Technologies has broken ground on a commercial launch complex at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
Internet mogul Elon Musk said his company, known as SpaceX, plans to have a Falcon 9 rocket at the historic Launch Complex 40 by late 2008, Florida Today said Friday.
Brig. Gen. Susan Helms, 45th Space Wing commander, welcomed Musk at a news conference Thursday. She said she was overseeing the safety of the new rockets, the newspaper said.
"We're in a partnership to make this all work," said Helms, a former astronaut. "We all see value in enabling these new capabilities. There is no intent to relax safety standards."