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 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.

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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 Fuels Industry’s Rebirth

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Alumni of SpaceX are leading a renaissance in 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 Breaks Launch Record

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SpaceX reaches new heights with record-breaking rocket launch

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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 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 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 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 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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Japanese Billionaire Seeks Girlfriend For SpaceX Ride Around The Moon

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In an unusual effort to find a girlfriend, Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has launched a complicated effort to attract a partner to ride around the world in a SpaceX rocket with him. Maezawa and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced in September of 2018 that Maezawa will be the first private customer to rider around the Moon on the SpaceX BFR spacecraft. SpaceX is based in Hawthorne, in the greater Los Angeles area.

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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 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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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 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 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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SpaceX Tests Encrypted, Military Communications Through Starlink

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has been testing encrypted, military communications through its broadband Internet, Starlink satellite constellation, according to Reuters , saying the U.S The military effort on Starlink was disclosed by SpaceX President and Chief Operating Officer Gwynne Shotwell, and is part of a $28M contract from the Pentagon which was awarded in 2018, according to the report. spacex force military communications satcomm link broadband internet aerospace defense

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SpaceX Completes Static Fire Testing For Crew Dragon

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX appears to be back on track to launching astronauts into space, after successful completion of a static firing test of the Crew Dragon on Wednesday. The successful completion of the static fire is a welcome change for SpaceX, which destroyed its last Crew Dragon during static fire testing in April. spacex static fire testing crew dragon abort spaceflight aerospace

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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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SpaceX's Next Launch To ISS Delayed

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A new launch of supplies to the International Space Station by Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has been delayed, on request of NASA. According to NASA , it ran into a power system glitch on the ISS on Monday, and has shifted the window for the SpaceX launch no earlier than Friday, May 3rd. spacex falcon international space station rocket aerospace resupply delay

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SpaceX Test Fires New Raptor Engines

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has test fired its new Raptor engines, the new engines which are being developed for the next SpaceX launch vehicle. The Raptor engine is a liquid-fueled rocket engine which uses methane and liquid oxygen, and are expected to have about twice the power of the current Merlin 1D engines used in the SpaceX Falcon 9. spacex raptor engine spaceflight aerospace elon musk

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SpaceX Offers New Dedicated Small Satellite Launches

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said on Monday that it will begin offering up regularly scheduled, shared "rideshare" launches, aimed at use by small satellite operators. According to SpaceX, those launches will cost as low as $2.25M per mission, including up to 150 kg of payload mass. SpaceX says it plans to let any payloads that run into issues to shift their launches to subsequent missions, with only a possible rebooking fee.

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SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites, As A Dragon Heads Home

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX has successfully launched another 60 of its Starlink satellite constellation, sending a previously re-used Falcon 9 into space from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at 9:19 p.m. aerospace spaceflight space launch satellite dragon spacex

Watch SpaceX's Next Mission to The ISS

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SpaceX is getting set to launch its fourteenth mission to the International Space Station (ISS), Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. You can watch the SpaceX live webcast below: READ MORE>>. spacex falcon9 cape canaveral crs14

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NASA, SpaceX Rehearse Crew Ocean Landings

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NASA and SpaceX have been rehearsing recovery for future, crewed missions of the SpaceX Crew Dragon out at sea, NASA said on Monday , as the two move closer to launching astronauts into space using SpaceX rockets. According to NASA, SpaceX has outfitted its recovery ship, the GO Searcher, with a medical treatment facility and a helipad in the center of the vessel, in the "unlikely event" of an astronaut medical emergency.

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SpaceX Ready For Wednesday NASA Launch

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is getting set to launch yet another payload into space for NASA, saying all systems and weather are go for the 6:51 p.m. SpaceX is launching the payload on a Falcon 9 from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

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SpaceX Delays Starlink Launch Until Later This Week

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SpaceX has delayed its launch of its first set of Starlink satellites, the first 60 of thousands of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites SpaceX is deploying to offer up Internet access anywhere in the world, until later this week. SpaceX said late Thursday evening that it was "standing down to update satellite software and triple-check everything again." SpaceX had already delayed the launch earlier in the week due to high upper level winds.

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Silicon Beach Report June 28: SpaceX Raising $300 Million

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PCM security breached; Marvel and Team Liquid partner; SpaceX starts third fundraising effort this year

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SpaceX Cargo Craft Splashes Down Off Long Beach

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX said it successfully retrieved a Dragon resupply spacecraft from the International Space Station on Wednesday morning, filled with almost 2,700 pounds of scientific experiments and other cargo. The SpaceX Dragon had launched July 25th from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. spacex cargo dragon resupply aerospace space spaceflight international station nasa

SpaceX Dragon Arrives At ISS

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A SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has just arrived at the International Space Station this morning, according to NASA, at 6:52am PT. The SpaceX Dragon is expected to remain attached to the ISS for the next month, and will deliver more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware to the orbiting laboratory. SpaceX launched its latest mission, the CRS-15 (Commercial Resupply Services) mission, to the ISS on Thursday from Cape Canaveral.

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SpaceX Launches Koreasat-5A Into Space

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully put the Koreasat-5A into space on Monday, successfully launching another satellite into space, and again successfully landing the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship in the Atlantic. SpaceX launched the Koreasat-5A from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 3:34 p.m. musk elon rocket satcom aerospace atlantic drone droneship landing space satellite koreasat koreasat5a spacex

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SpaceX Plans First Commercial Flights Of Starship In 2021

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Hawthorne-based SpaceX is hoping to launch the very first, commercial missions for its Starship spacecraft--designed to deliver passengers to Mars--in 2021, according to the company , and is currently in talks with three companies on those missions. spacex starship commercial flight spaceflight aerospace elon musk spacecraft mars

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SpaceX Renames BFR To Starship

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Hawthorne-based rocket and space vehicle developer SpaceX is renaming its upcoming, passenger-carrying rocket--the BFR--to "Starship", and will refer to the rocket booster as "Super Heavy", according to SpaceX founder Elon Musk. spacex starship rocket launch aerospace space spaceship

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