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 WarnerWeek ahead: Rival encryption efforts clash on Capitol Hill Kaine, Brown, Perez on Clinton’s list of possible VPs: report Encryption commission bill picks up more backers MORE (D-Va.) Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiAcela primaries: Winners, losers Failed Md. gubernatorial candidate wins primary for Donna Edwards seat Candidate who spent M loses Md. House race MORE (D-Md.), Ron JohnsonRon JohnsonSenators urge White House to speed cyber policy updates Mellman: Fissures and factions Encryption commission bill picks up more backers MORE (R-Wis.), Thad CochranThad CochranFirst US Zika death reported in Puerto Rico Overnight Healthcare: Medicare fight looms on Capitol Hill Senate GOP hardening stance against emergency funding for Zika MORE (R-Miss) and Marco RubioMarco RubioPennsylvania GOP senator on collision course with Trump Cruz wins bulk of delegate spots at Virginia convention Trump seeks approval from foreign policy experts, but hits snags 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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