Congress: SpaceX made history on Friday

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Those sending congratulations to NASA and SpaceX included House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) and Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), Mark WarnerMark WarnerThe Hill's 12:30 Report Clinton urged to go liberal with vice presidential pick Lawmaker bemoans tax 'buzzsaw' for on-demand economy workers MORE (D-Va.) Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiLawmakers push to elevate Cyber Command in Senate defense bill Dems discuss dropping Wasserman Schultz The Trail 2016: Sanders who? MORE (D-Md.), Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonSanders fundraises for Feingold in Wisconsin Senate race Pressure builds from GOP to delay internet domain transition Juan Williams: Electoral map looks grim for Trump MORE (R-Wis.), Thad CochranThad CochranSenate panel passes 4.5B defense bill Senate votes to block USDA catfish inspections GOP senators: Obama bathroom guidance is 'not appropriate' MORE (R-Miss) and Marco RubioMarco RubioRNC official defends Susana Martinez after Trump criticism GOP Senate hopeful wants to go beyond Trump's Muslim ban AP: Trump clinches GOP nomination MORE (R-Fla.).

"This is a historic milestone for space exploration and an important achievement for the commercial space industry," Rubio said in a statement. "We no longer live in a world where space is only explored by government agencies, and we should all take pride that an American company is the first to accomplish this mission."

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