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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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 alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem

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Instead, several former SpaceX employees have launched a raft of new companies, capturing the imagination and dollars of some of the biggest names in venture capital. Perhaps the most successful SpaceX offshoot is Relativity Space , founded by Jordan Noone and Tim Ellis. Since Noone, a former SpaceX engineer, and Ellis, a former Blue Origin engineer, founded their company, the business has been (forgive the expression) a rocket ship.

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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. ” Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX president and COO, said in a statement.

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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Max Q: SpaceX gets ready for first human flight

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Meanwhile, we saw significant progress in SpaceX’s commercial crew program, and plenty of activity among startups big and small. SpaceX’s Crew Dragon arrives in Florida. Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space.

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SpaceX Ramps Up Constellation Efforts

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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 Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in aerospace

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SpaceX Starship Prototype Reportedly Explodes In Texas

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A prototype of a SpaceX Starship, which is undergoing testing in Texas, reportedly exploded during pressure testing on Wednesday afternoon. SpaceX has yet to issue a statement on what might have gone wrong with the prototype Starship. accident prototype texas explosion starship spacex

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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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Mixed Results for SpaceX

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The latest effort by Hawthorne-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. to increase its international broadband internet service produced mixed results

SpaceX Employee, Healthcare Contractor Both Test Positive For COVID-19

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An employee of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , as well as an on-site health care provider at the SpaceX headquarters, have tested positive for COVID-19 , sending a number of employees into quarantine, according to a report from CNBC. Accordnig to CNBC, SpaceX is asking the employees it sent home to remain in quarantine for 14 days. spacex space launch covid19 virus coronavirus outbreak pandemic health

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SpaceX Parachute Test Issue Likely To Delay Crew Launch

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The recent issue during a parachute test of the SpaceX Crew Dragon is likely to cause a delay to the plans of the Hawthorne, California-based company to launch astronauts the International Space Station, according to a report on Wednesday. According to a report from Parabolic Arc, an abnormal condition early in March during a parachute test for the Crew Dragon potentially delays the SpaceX launch to the ISS until June. spacex launch crew dragon aerospace

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SpaceX Receives Funding from NASA to Aid Moon, Mars Missions

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SpaceX is one of 14 companies awarded grants from NASA to boost the agency's mission to return to the Moon and to eventually land on Mars

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SpaceX To Offer Space Tourism Trip

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has inked a deal with Space Adventures , to launch private citizens into space on the SpaceX Crew Dragon, according to Spacex and Space Adventures. According to Space Adventures, it is in an agreement with SpaceX to fly up to four individuals with a change to fly on the Crew Dragon, with an "opportunity to break the world altitude record for private citizen spaceflight and see planet Earth the way no one has since the Gemini program."

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SpaceX Lets You Book Satellite Launches Online

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is now accepting online reservations for flights on one of its dedicated, satellite ride sharing missions--for a cost as low as $1M. According to SpaceX, it is expanding its launch services "to directly address the needs of small satellite operators" through the online booking tool. The new tool lets users specify the type of orbit, date, and payload mass and get an instant price and ability to book a spot on a future SpaceX mission.

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Is Musk Considering Tesla-SpaceX Project?

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Industry experts speculate that SpaceX founder Elon Musk could tap his aerospace company’s communications technology to support a key element of his automotive company, Tesla Inc

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SpaceX Plans To Spin Off Starlink Via IPO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to spin off its satellite launch arm, Starlink , via an IPO, according to Bloomberg. SpaceX has been launching a massive fleet of thousands of satellites into space to provide Internet access across the globe. The plans for a potential IPO and spinout of Starlink came from SpaceX's President Gwynne Shotwell, at a JPMorgan Chase & Co. spacex starlik satellite merger acquisition communications aerospace rocket

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Undergoes EMI Testing

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX showed off its Crew Dragon undergoing electromagnetic interference testing on Tuesday, saying that the craft is expected to fly two NASA astronauts, Bob Behnkey and Doug Hurley, to and from the International Space Station. spacex manned space launch crew dragon astronauts astronaut

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SpaceX Manned Launch Mission As Early As May, Say Reports

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX may be launching astronauts into space on the Crew Dragon spacecraft as early as May, according to reports, after meeting all of the milestones required to fly actual astronauts on its spacecraft. The first mission reportedly could be as early as May 7th, on the SpaceX Demo-2 launch. SpaceX has not yet publicly detailed any launch plans. spacex manned space launch crew dragon astronauts astronaut

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SpaceX Plans Launch Of 60 More Starlink Satellites Today

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch 60 additional Starlink satellites today, with a target launch of 6:56 a.m. According to SpaceX, the new set of Starlink satellites will fly on a previously flown Falcon 9, along with a previously flown fairing. The launch will nearly double the number of Starlink satellites that SpaceX has launching into space; the company already has launched 62 satellites, the first in thousands planned by SpaceX.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches Another Payload To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched yet another payload to the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday, launching a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and launchpad SLC-40. The SpaceX Dragon is delivering science investigations, supplies and equipment. The SpaceX CRS-19 mission is delivering 5,700 pounds of supplies and payloads to the ISS. international space station spacex dragon nasa canaveral

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SpaceX Plans To Build Starships In Port Of LA

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is reportedly planning to set up a new factory to build its next generation, Starship rockets at the Port of Los Angeles, according to a report from CNBC on Thursday. SpaceX had been building a prototype of the next generation rocket in Boca Chica, Texas. The Starship is at the core of SpaceX founder Elon Musk's plan to use the vehicles to launch people to Mars.

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SpaceX Plans Another 30,000 Starlink Satellites

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has applied to deploy an additional 30,000 Starlink satellites , in addition to an existing 12,000 it has already gotten approval for from the Federal Communications Communications (FCC). SpaceX has already deployed the first 60 of its satellites, in its first deployment of those satellites. spacex starlink satellites constellation globe broadband space aerospace telecom

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SpaceX Deliberately Destroys Falcon 9 In Successful Crew Launch Demonstration

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully completed an in-flight test of its Crew Dragon launch escape system on Sunday, deliberately aborting a Falcon 9 and Dragon launch -- destroying a Falcon 9 on purpose -- as part of its qualifications to send NASA astronauts into space on a Crew Dragon. SpaceX launched the Falcon 9 from the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida, from Launch Complex 39A, at 10:30 a.m. spacex falcon9 falcon abort test nasa space spaceflight aerospace demonstration

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NASA Awards SpaceX $50 Million Launch Contract

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NASA awarded Hawthorne-based SpaceX a $50.3 million contract to launch three space telescopes in 2021

SpaceX 4K Video Dazzles Viewers

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Are you a fan of Hawthorne-based SpaceX , the space rocket developer founded by Elon Musk? SpaceX has just released some impressive, 4K video of its launches on YouTube, offering up an impressive compilation of the company''s various launches in the very high resolution video format.

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SpaceX Plans Third Starlink Satellite Launch Tonight

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is planning to try for its third launch of a set of Starlink satellites today, at 9:19 p.m. According to SpaceX, it plans to launch another batch of its high speed communications satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40), with a backup launch opportunity tomorrow at 8:57 p.m. SpaceX is planning to put as many as 42,000 satellites into space, to provide broadband Internet across the globe.

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SpaceX Seeking $510M In New Funding

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is looking to raise another $510M in funding--the second time the firm has gone out for funding this year-- according to a regulatory filing from the firm. The funding will bring SpaceX's total raised to more than $2.75 spacex falcon heavy venture capital aerospace rocket launch elon musk

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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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Watch: SpaceX Attempts Launch Of Iridium-6/GRACE-FO

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch another set of satellites into space for Iridium, as well as a mission for NASA. SpaceX said in pre-launch broadcast that it will attempt to again catch the fairing off the rocket, but will not attempt to recover the Falcon 9's first stage.

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German Team Wins SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition

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A German team has won the fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on Sunday, taking its pod up to 288 mph (463 km/h), as SpaceX continues to push development of technology for the high tech, futuristic transportation technology cooked up by Elon Musk. spacex hyperloop competition technical university munich transport elon musk

SpaceX's Elon Musk: One Million People To Mars By 2050

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Elon Musk , the founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors , says the goal of all of the spacecraft development at SpaceX is to send one million people to Mars by 2050. Saying that "there will be lots of jobs on Mars", Musk said he wants to load up a fleet of SpaceX Starships into Earth Orbit, sending nearly 1,000 ships at a time over 30 days every 26 months to the Red Planet, "Battlestar Galactica" style. spacex elon musk mars aerospace space spaceflight

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SpaceX Delivers Another Cargo Craft To ISS

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully delivered another Dragon cargo spacecraft into space on Saturday, to delivery supplies to the International Space Station, in it's 40th successful launch from Florida, the company said over the weekend. SpaceX said the CRS-17 mission carries more than 5,500 pounds of supplies and payloads, including critical materials to directly support more than 250 science and research investigations.

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