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Tag: SpaceX

Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

January 21, 2020 | By | Reply More
Crew Dragon passes escape test before first manned SpaceX flight (science news).

NASA and SpaceX successfully completed a launch escape demonstration of the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday 19th January 2020. This was the final major flight test of the spacecraft before it begins carrying astronauts to the International Space Station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. The launch escape test lifted off […]

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SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

September 30, 2019 | By | Reply More
SpaceX: Elon Musk, to the stars (interview).

SpaceX head cheese Elon Musk interviewed on the design and development of Starship and how it’s all going. SpaceX’s Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle are a fully, rapidly reusable transportation system designed to carry crew and cargo to Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, as well as anywhere else in the solar system.

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Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

September 29, 2019 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk on his Starship prototype (video).

SpaceX has been building the first Starship prototype in Boca Chica, Texas for the last several months. On the 11th Anniversary of the first Falcon 1 rocket getting into orbit, Elon Musk presents his vision for the short term future of the Starship program that his company is developing.

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Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

September 27, 2019 | By | Reply More
Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? (video doc)

Fraser Cain (publisher of Universe Today) and John Michael Godier discuss the recent Starhopper test. Is starship about to get SpaceX to mars? Can the payload capabilities of starship dramatically change how we use low earth orbit around Earth? And what about Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin’s plans for O’Niell Cylinders?

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Want to see a Dragon splash down?

March 11, 2019 | By | Reply More
Want to see a Dragon splash down?

ASA passed a major milestone Friday in its goal to restore America’s human spaceflight capability when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returned to Earth after a five-day mission docked to the International Space Station. About 6 hours after departing the space station, Crew Dragon splashed down at 8:45 a.m. EST approximately 230 miles off the coast of […]

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To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

September 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
To the Moon and back with SpaceX (for a price).

SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its BFR launch vehicle (Big Falcon Rocket), what SpaceX describes as “an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of travelling to space.” The lucky chap is Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa – who will travel with six to […]

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Elon Musk, panel crasher, at South by Southwest Film Festival.

March 11, 2018 | By | Reply More
Elon Musk, panel crasher, at South by Southwest Film Festival.

Elon Musk crashes the Westworld Panel at SXSW 2018 (the South by Southwest Film Festival) to shoot the breeze about humanity’s future in space.

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Visit the live-view of the first car in space!

February 7, 2018 | By | Reply More
Visit the live-view of the first car in space!

Wonder how ‘Starman’ – the dummy driving a cherry red Tesla towards the sun – is currently doing? Sure you are. Visit the live view from his dash cam to see an electric sports car Sliding Void in style. I’d buy that car, but it’s got a few million miles on the clock, now.

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Everyone wants to be Elon Musk: with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship.

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Everyone wants to be Elon Musk: with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship.

Yes, everyone wants to be Elon Musk: and with the remote control SpaceX Falcon 9 Droneship, amateur rocket enthusiasts finally can be. Watch this RC rocket land in a swimming pool on a toy barge. Batteries – and chemical fuel boosters – not included!

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It kind of is rocket science…

August 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
It kind of is rocket science…

Elon Musk of HyperLoop fame has been busy with his other transport system recently – the SpaceX ‘Grasshopper’ re-usable rocket, which recently proved it can make some jump-jet-like course corrections in the air while hovering. Now that really is rocket science, kids. I think that Elon is aiming to end up like a real life […]

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