Increased natural gas supplies and cheaper electricity would be among the benefits, advocates say.
The privately owned, unmanned capsule brings back more than a ton of science experiments and old International Space Station equipment. NASA is paying SpaceX more than $1 billion for a dozen round-trip missions.
Carl Icahn and Blackstone Group offer competing bids to a $24.4 billion deal in place since Feb. 5.
The SEC approves up to $62 million in payments to brokerages after volume overwhelmed the system.
The university's i-lab is headquarters to more than 100 companies founded by students and alumni.