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NASA report says rocket maker Orbital isn't ready for space station missions

Private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences has set a timeline for rocket launches that is too ambitious and it's doubtful the company will launch again on time, according to NASA's inspector general. The space agency's Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a scathing report today criticizing the flight plans of Orbital the company that, along with SpaceX, holds a contract with NASA to launch cargo to the station. The inspector general analyzed Orbital's strategy for returning to flight after the company's rocket exploded during a routine mission last year.

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