SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suing to open up national security launches

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk suing to open up launches

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said his company is filing a lawsuit against the federal government for the rights to open up competition in the bidding process of national security launches.

National security launches are Air Force launches of technical national security programs such as spy satellites.

Musk also confirmed that SpaceX Falcon 9 completed a reusable flight over the pacific.

"I'm happy to confirm we were able to do a soft landing in the Atlantic. All the data we received back indicates it did the soft landing and was in healthy condition after that," Musk said at a news conference Friday."It does look the like the stage was subsequently destroyed by wave action."