In their latest attempt to reduce the costs of individual launches, SpaceX is looking to make their rockets payload fairings reusable.
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Welcome to the 549th Carnival of Space! The Carnival is a community of space science and astronomy writers and bloggers, who submit their best work each week for your benefit. So now, on to this week’s stories! First up, over at the Chandra X Ray Observatory Blog, they have two articles about the The Billion-year […]
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An award-winning astrophotographer in California has captured images of the Tesla Roadster and its driver “Starman” speeding through space.
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According to a new study, there is a slim chance that Musk’s Roadster (and Spaceman) could collide with Earth or Venus is a few eons.
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Hosts: Fraser Cain (universetoday.com / @fcain) Dr. Paul M. Sutter (pmsutter.com / @PaulMattSutter) Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) Special Guests: Joe Pappalardo is the author of the new popular science and technology book, Spaceport Earth: The Reinvention of Spaceflight (The Overlook Press; Available Now). In […]
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Hosts: Dr. Kimberly Cartier (KimberlyCartier.org / @AstroKimCartier ) Dr. Morgan Rehnberg (MorganRehnberg.com / @MorganRehnberg & ChartYourWorld.org) While Fraser and Paul are in Iceland, Kimberly and Morgan hold down the fort, and discuss the major news of the week – like the SpaceX Falcon Heavy successful launch! Announcements: If you would like to join the Weekly […]
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The inaugural launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket is happening today! Here’s a prediction of what will happen to its payload: Musk’s cherry-red Tesla Roadster
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We’ve been anticipating this for a long time: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy has completed its first Static Fire Test. Should launch “in a week or so” says Musk.
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In preparation for the inaugural launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX recently released pictures of Musk’s Tesla Roadster being loaded aboard the rocket’s payload fairing.
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SpaceX is dropping its original plans to propulsively ground land the advanced crewed version of their Dragon spacecraft planned for missions carrying astronauts returning from the International Space Station (ISS) – in a decision that potentially impacts future plans for Mars landings as well.
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