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SpaceX just launched a Falcon 9 loaded with Starlink internet satellites

After a pair of scrubbed launch attempts last week, SpaceX's first rocket loaded with 60 Starlink satellites has successfully taken off from Cape Canaveral. One hour and two minutes after the 10:30 PM ET launch the satellites are scheduled to … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX sues over ‘wrongly awarded’ Air Force rocket contracts

To say that SpaceX was unhappy with losing out on the US Air Force's rocket development contracts would be an understatement. The company has sued the US government under claims that the Air Force "wrongly awarded" contracts to Blue Origin, … Read the rest of this entry

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Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 loaded with internet satellites at 11 PM ET (updated)

SpaceX already revealed more about how its Starlink internet-providing satellites will work, and now it has to put the first 60 in space. According to Elon Musk, this is the heaviest payload ever for SpaceX, and each launch will "deliver … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX is building another Starship in Florida

After a poster on NASASpaceflight.com uploaded pictures of another Starship vehicle (f.k.a. BFR) under construction in Florida — to go along with prototypes being built in Texas — Elon Musk explained what's going on. The CEO tweeted that "SpaceX is… … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft successfully launched

Ever since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011, NASA has relied on Russian Soyuz missions to get astronauts back and forth from the International Space Station. In order to maintain control over its own missions, the Commercial Crew program … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX will lay off 10 percent of its staff to fund projects

SpaceX is letting around 10 percent of its 6,000-plus employees go, according Reuters and Ars Technica. The private space corporation previously said it's been profitable for years, thanks to lucrative contracts from clients that include NASA and the… Engadget RSS … Read the rest of this entry

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NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

When NASA tapped SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, the companies likely expected the government agency would keep a close eye on things. But they probably didn't expect a probe prompted by a podcast. According … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX BFR has a new name: Starship

We're still a bit away from anyone taking the first tourist trip on SpaceX's next-generation rocket and spacecraft platform, but CEO Elon Musk has just announced a new name for the craft formerly known as BFR: Starship. As he explained … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX booked ‘world’s first’ private passenger for a BFR Moon trip

We haven't seen SpaceX's BFR — the rocket that it hopes will enable trips around the world, to the Moon, and, eventually, to Mars — actually take flight yet, but the company says it has already booked a private passenger … Read the rest of this entry

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SpaceX Dragon capsule makes safe return from the ISS

Around a month ago, SpaceX launched one of its Dragon cargo capsules into space, loading it up with supplies destined for the International Space Station. Now, it has made it safely back to Earth, splashing into the Pacific Ocean just … Read the rest of this entry

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