SpaceX Launches Third Crewed Mission

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SpaceX launched its third crewed mission April 23, sending four astronauts to the International Space Station

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SpaceX Successfully Lands Starship in Test Flight

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It took five tries, but SpaceX successfully completed a high-altitude test flight of its Starship spacecraft

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SpaceX Launches Final Mission of 2020

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SpaceX closed out a record-breaking year of launches with the completion of its 26th mission for 2020

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SpaceX Wins $2.9 Billion NASA Contract

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The next astronauts to land on the Moon will likely do so in a spacecraft designed by SpaceX

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SpaceX Seeking New Funding

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is seeking yet another massive round of investment, according to a report, which would value the company at between $60 billion to $92 billion. SpaceX has raised more than $5.4 spacex venture capital private equity space spaceflight aerospace aviationThe size of the round was unknown. The report--from Business Insider--cited "three people who are familiar with the deal." billion in total since being founded.

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SpaceX Inks $850M Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX confirmed a $850M fundraising in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, in an equity funding round which included 69 investors. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflightThe fundraising had been rumored to have been in process for the last month or so. The filing said the effort started on February 16th. The round reportedly values the company at $74 billion.

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SpaceX Opens Signups For Starlink

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has opened up signups for its Starlink satellite Internet, allowing interested customers to sign up for ordering the service on its website. SpaceX requests users' email and service address, and says that orders are "first come, first serve". SpaceX has been beta testing the satellite Internet services in a number of locations. spacex starlink signup internet access beta satellite

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Founded by former SpaceX engineers, First Resonance pitches tools to make things the SpaceX way

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After operating in stealth mode for about two years, First Resonance , a company founded by former SpaceX engineers, is finally showing the world their software toolkit designed to let manufacturers make things using the processes employed by their former boss.

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SpaceX Launches Four More Astronauts Towards ISS

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully launched four more astronauts towards the International Space Station, in a launch for a href="[link] first time that a re-used Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket have been used on a crew mission. spacex crew mission astronauts aerospace aviation international space station florida launch reuse rocket

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SpaceX Sets Record With Latest Launch

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SpaceX set a record on Jan. 24, carrying 143 small satellites into space — the most ever deployed in a single launch

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SpaceX Lands $850M, Now Worth $74 Billion

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has completed raising $850M in new funding, boosting the valuation of the company to an astounding $74 billion, according to CNBC. The funding--which has not been announced by SpaceX--apparently valued SpaceX at $419.99 per share, and is a steep rise from its previous round in August, which valued SpaceX at $46 billion. spacex starlink venture capital funding aerospace aviation space spaceflight

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SpaceX Launches Satellite Ridesharing Mission

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX successfully launched its first, dedicated satellite ridesharing mission into space on Sunday, launching 133 commercial and government spacecraft--plus 10 Starlink satellites--into space in one fell swoop. SpaceX's Transporter-1 mission used a Falcon 9 rocket, and launched into space at 10:00 a.m. spacex satellite ridesharing mission transporter transport

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SpaceX Seeking Another $250M

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX , led by Elon Musk, is seeking another $250M in funding, which would value SpaceX at an astounding $36 billion. CNBC said that SpaceX raised $1.33 musk elon aerospace spaceflight space capital venture spacexAccording to CNBC, the funding will go towards the Crew Dragon, Starlink, and Starship. billion in 2019. READ MORE>>.

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SpaceX Selected To Land Astronauts On The Moon

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has scored a groundbreaking contract to help land two American astronauts on the moon, according to NASA. NASA said Friday that it has selected SpaceX to continue development of the first commercial human lander on the Moon. The lunar lander system will be based on the SpaceX Starship, which is currently under in very early testing in Texas. spacex moon nasa space aerospace starship astronaut spaceflight

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SpaceX Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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Aggressive Plan for SpaceX

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A look at SpaceX’s partnership with NASA and its goals for human spaceflight

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SpaceX Launches, Lands SN10 Starship, Which Later Explodes

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX had another launch and landing test of its Starship spacecraft, successfully launching and landing the SN10 Starship--which then spectacularly exploded on the launch pad. The Starship is the latest prototype of the space vehicle to be destroyed in testing, as SpaceX has been moving towards launching the extremely large spacecraft into space. SpaceX is conducting the launch testing in Boca Chica, Texas.

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SpaceX Launches 25th Mission of 2020

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SpaceX launched its 25th successful mission for this year on Dec. 13, deploying an audio satellite for Sirius XM Holdings Inc

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SpaceX Pushes Off Satellite Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX says it is pushing off its planned launch of another, 60 Starlink satellites which were scheduled to launch on Monday. According to SpaceX, the launch--which was set to take off at 10:22AM EDT--was delayed due to weather. SpaceX did not announced a new target date for the launch. SpaceX already has more than 500 satellites in orbit around the earth that are currently part of Starlink.

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SpaceX Gets Approval For Another Crew Launch On April 22nd

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has gotten approval to launch another crew into space for NASA, with a launch targeted for April 22nd. The four will travel to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon Endeavour. The launch will be notable, as it will be the first time that astronauts will be sent to space on SpaceX craft which were used in prior launches; both the Falcon and Dragon craft have been used in prior crewed missions.

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SpaceX Test Flight Ends in Another Crash

L.A. Business Journal

SpaceX lost another prototype of its Starship rocket when a test flight of the enormous spacecraft ended in a crash landing

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SpaceX Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Manned Mission

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A SpaceX Crew Dragon rocket launches the first manned mission from U.S. soil since 2011

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SpaceX Wins Missile Tracking Contract

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has received a new, $149M contract to help develop new, missile tracking satellites for the U.S. SpaceX is reportedly looking to use the same base platform as it has been for Starlink for the satellite tracking. The award is the first for SpaceX for building satellites. spacex missile tracking contract stars aerospace starlink elon musk defense military

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SpaceX Sends SiriusXM Satellite Into Space

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket launch provider SpaceX has successfully launched a new satellite into space for SiriusXM. Maxar Technologies--which built the satellite for SiriusXM, before delivery to SpaceX for launch--said the satellite is performing properly. spacex siriusxm sxm7 satellite launch aerospace space rocketThe company launched the SiriusXM SXM-7 satellite into space this weekend, in a launch from Florida.

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SpaceX Scrubs Satellite Launch Mission

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX scrubbed its plans for a launch of another 57 Starlink communications satellites on Friday, saying its team needed additional time for pre-launch checkouts. SpaceX did not announced a new target launch date for the mission--part of an ongoing set of missions designed to send thousands of its Starlink satellites into low earth orbit. SpaceX has another launch--a military GPS satellite--scheduled for Tuesday, also from Florida.

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SpaceX Dragon Headed Back To Earth Today

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Another, SpaceX Dragon capsule is headed back to earth, and is expected to splash down in the Atlantic at 10PM Eastern time, according to NASA, which is broadcasting the departure of the capsule from the International Space Station (ISS) this morning. The Dragon cargo craft is actually one of two, SpaceX Dragon spacecraft currently at the International Space Station--there's also a Crew Dragon attached to the ISS at the moment. SpaceX is based in the Los Angeles area, in Hawthorne.

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SpaceX Destroys Another Starship In Flight Test

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has destroyed another one of its prototype Starship space rockets on Tuesday, after a Starship SN9 failed to land properly in Bolsa Chica, high altitude test. SpaceX is hoping to eventually use the Starship to deliver human beings to Mars. spacex starship destroyed space spaceflight aerospace experiment mars

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SpaceX Launches Satellite for Space Force

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SpaceX successfully launched the company's first mission for the U.S. Space Force

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SpaceX Successfully Launches GPS Satellite Into Space

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has successfully launched a new, GPS satellite into space for the United States Space Force on Thursday afternoon. SpaceX launched the US Space Force's GPS III Space Vehicle 04 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, in Florida, from its launchpad at Space Launch Complex 40. spacex satellite launch usaf ussf spaceflight space aerospace rocket

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SpaceX Starship Explodes After Attempted Landing

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket developer SpaceX conducted a high-altitude, suborbital flight of its Starship spacecraft on Wednesday, successfully launching the vehicle to high altitudes--but ending with a spectacular explosion of the Starship just as it reached the ground. SpaceX intends to eventually use the Starship to send humans to Mars. mars experiment aerospace spaceflight space destroyed starship spacex

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SpaceX Plans to Launch All-Civilian Crew

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SpaceX is planning a new mission with a crew entirely made up of civilians later this year

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SpaceX To Launch All Civilian Space Mission

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX said on Monday that it will launch its own, all civilian space mission on one of its Crew Dragon capsules, saying it plans to put four people into space on the Inspiration4 mission. spacex civilian launch mission crew dragonThe mission is expected to launch in Q4. The mission will be piloted by Jared Isaacman, the 37-year-old founder and chief executive officer of Shift4 Payments, which apparently is paying for the full costs of the flight.

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SpaceX to build its massive BFR in Los Angeles

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The mayor of Los Angeles confirmed earlier reports that SpaceX will build its largest rocket, the BFR, at the Port of Los Angeles. SpaceX says the BFR is simply too big to be transported by roads. Announced last September SpaceX intends for the reusable BFR to eventually replace its Falcon 9 and Falcon 9 Heavy rockets. ” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, said in a statement. SpaceX has used the port for its west coast recovery operations since 2012.

SpaceX Starship Explodes During Test Firing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has seen another setback in their efforts to develop its next generation Starship, after a full size prototype of the SpaceX Starship exploded after a test firing of its Raptor engines. Videos show the Starship exploding at SpaceX's test site at Boca Chica, Texas at 1:49 p.m. The Starship is intended to eventually replace the Falcon 9 and Dragon, and is expected to be the basis for SpaceX's plan to deliver humans to Mars.

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SpaceX Gets Investment From Legendary Ventures

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Hawthorne, California-based rocket and spacecraft developer SpaceX has just closed a Series N funding round, according to investor Legendary Ventures, which invested in the round. Amount of the Series N funding round was not announced, and Legendary Ventures did not say how much it invested in SpaceX through the round, and whether is was a major or minor investor in the round. A report in August said SpaceX was raising $1.9

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SpaceX Launch For Today Delayed, Again

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A launch of another 60, Starlink satellites by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has again been delayed this morning, after SpaceX said it received an "out of family ground system sensor reading". SpaceX said it will announced a new, target launch date once it is confirmed on the Range. SpaceX already has more than 500 satellites in orbit around the earth that are currently part of Starlink. spacex starlink satellite space spaceflight aerospace

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SpaceX Launches More Starlink Satellites

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX sent another set of its Starlink satellites into space this morning, successfully launching its sixth Starlink mission into space at 8:16 a.m. The mission also included a recovered fairing, which was used in May 2019 on the first SpaceX Starlink mission. spacex starlink satellite mission falcon9 spacecraft aerospace launch

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SpaceX Ramps Up Constellation Efforts

L.A. Business Journal

Since Hawthorne-based SpaceX began its ambitious Starlink project in late 2018, the company has launched roughly 300 small satellites into low Earth orbit

SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

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As CNBC points out, this isn’t the first time that SpaceX has done this dance with the Port of LA: The company had received approval to build a manufacturing facility in the port two years ago, and agreed on a 10-year, $1.4

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SpaceX Launches More Satellites, Breaks Reuse Record

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Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has once again successfully launched another set of Starlink satellites into space on Tuesday morning, breaking a re-use record for the first stage of a Falcon 9 booster rocket in the process. SpaceX launched 58 Starlink satellites and three Planet SkySats in the launch from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, at 10:31AM EDT. spacex launch satellite planet spaceflight aerospace rocket

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SpaceX Test Fires Falcon Heavy

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX test fired the Falcon Heavy in Florida on Wednesday, in another step forward towards an actual flight of its new design. SpaceX posted a video of the static fire test, which lasted 22 seconds. pic.twitter.com/EZF4JOT8e4 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) January 24, 2018. spacex falcon heavy florida test fire aerospace space nasa

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SpaceX Puts Another 60 Satellites Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX put yet another 60 satellites for its Starlink system into space on Sunday, using a Falcon 9 first stage which was previously used to launch the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. SpaceX's launch occurred at 8:25 a.m. spacex starlink satellite earth orbite aerospace space spaceflight

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