November 9, 2011
Elon Musk Statement on USAF New Entrant Criteria
Hawthorne, CA – Today Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) welcomed the release of the detailed criteria the U.S. Air Force will use to certify new companies to provide launches for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) program.
“We very much appreciate the steps the Air Force is taking to ensure fair and open competition,” said Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX. “This is a complex process and the Air Force is doing the right thing for both the American taxpayer and those whose lives are at risk in the field.”