See photos of SpaceX's landmark first launch of its new Falcon 9 rocket on June 4, 2010. California-based SpaceX is developing new Falcon 9 rockets and…Read More »
Dragon spacecraft to send cargo and possibly people into orbit. Here, SpaceX\'s first Falcon 9 rocket i Less «
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Tariq joined Purch's Space.com team in 2001 as a staff writer, and later editor, covering human spaceflight, exploration and space science. He became Space.com's Managing Editor in 2009. Before joining Space.com, Tariq was a staff reporter for The Los Angeles Times. He is also an Eagle Scout (yes, he has the Space Exploration merit bage) and went to Space Camp four times. He has journalism degrees from the University of Southern California and New York University. To see his latest project, you can follow Tariq on Google+, Twitter and on Facebook.