SpaceX's Dragon spacecraft atop rocket Falcon 9 lifts off from Pad 40 of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Titusville, Florida. - 

After some false starts, private rocket maker SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a large commercial satellite into outer space yesterday. The company had planned to send the telecom satellite into orbit last week, but technical issues got in the way. This successful launch from Florida's Cape Canaveral could make a big impact on the space industry. Professor John Logsdon, of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, tells Marketplace Tech why.

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