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Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

Thursday the private company SpaceX plans on launching a satellite using a rocket that it has launched once before. Reusing equipment could make it cheaper to do business in deep space.

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Launch, Land, Launch — SpaceX Tries Reusing Its Rocket

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Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin is working with Congress to renew the Veterans Choice program, which allows some veterans to get medical care outside the VA system, and provides money for medical staff. Marian Carrasquero /NPR hide caption

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'The VA Is On A Path Toward Recovery,' Secretary Of Veterans Affairs Says

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Indonesia's Peat Fires Still Blaze, But Not As Much As They Used To

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Laura Marling On The Notion Of The Female Muse

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Rural Trump Voters Embrace The Sacrifices That Come With Support

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