SpaceX launches unmanned U.S. space capsule to space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – A SpaceX rocket with a newly designed unmanned crew capsule blasted off on Saturday for the International Space Station, in a key milestone for Elon Musk’s space company and NASA’s long-delayed goal to resume human spaceflight from U.S. soil later this year. SpaceX’s 16-foot-tall (4.9 meter) Crew Dragon capsule, atop a Falcon 9 rocket, lifted […]

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European officials reject SpaceX complaints over launch subsidies

LAMPOLDSHAUSEN, Germany (Reuters) – European space officials on Tuesday rejected complaints by U.S. rocket builder SpaceX that subsidies are hampering its access to the European market, arguing the much larger U.S. market is virtually closed to Europe’s Ariane satellite launch vehicle. Daniel Neuenschwander, head of space transportation for the European Space Agency (ESA), said efforts were under way to cut […]

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SpaceX Launched 64 Satellites in Record-Breaking Mission

Elon Musk is a man on a mission! SpaceX has officially delivered 64 satellites into orbit making it a record-breaking mission. If you haven’t already heard, Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, launched a rocket on Dec. 3, 2018, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California after a series of delays triggered by bad weather. According to Spaceflight, it marked one of […]

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Japanese billionaire revealed as SpaceX’s first Moon traveler

Elon Musk announces that Japanese online fashion billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, 42, will be the first private tourist on SpaceX’s BFR flight around the MOON to become the first lunar visitor since 1972 Yusaku Maezawa, 42, will be the first lunar traveler since last U.S. Apollo mission in 1972 Maezawa is the CEO of Japan’s largest online fashion mall  Forbes says […]

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Elon Musk wants to get you anywhere on Earth in under an hour

Elon Musk wants to use the biggest rocket SpaceX has ever built to ferry humans around the globe, promising passengers the ability to get anywhere on Earth in under an hour. If all goes according to plan it would rely on the same rocket the company is currently building to take humans to Mars. It would turn a nearly 15-hour […]

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