In recent decades, China’s space program has advanced considerably. In addition to deploying their first space station (Tiangong-1) and developing a modern rockets (the Long March 5), the nation has also sent robotic mission to the lunar surface and plans to conduct crewed missions there in the coming years. To this end, China is looking […]
Elon Musks hints in a tweet that SpaceX wants to use “giant party balloons” to retrieve upper stage rockets.
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Elon Musk just released an Instagram post showing a key component of the upcoming BFR – the main body tool that will assemble the fuselage
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On Monday, April 2 the 14th Commercial Resupply Mission to the International Space Station blasted off Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was carrying a Dragon spacecraft filled with cargo for the astronauts on board the station. The rocket was a re-used Falcon 9 rocket, as was the Dragon capsule; both had sent payloads to ISS before. […]
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In response to the news of the Facebook data breach, SpaceX and Tesla founder Elon Musk has chosen to delete his companies official accounts
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According to a recent interview Musk made at the 2018 SXSW conference, the BFR will be ready to conduct test launches in the next two years
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In honor of the successful launch of the Falcon Heavy, SpaceX has released an inspiring video of the event that shows the highlights of the event
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Is Musk’s Tesla Roadster in space a biological threat to life on other worlds, a back-up for life on Earth, or a harmless bauble?
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After multiple delays, SpaceX’s PAZ mission launched from from Space Launch Complex 4 East (SLC-4E) at Vandenburg Air Force Base on the morning of Thursday, February 22nd. Shortly after it reached orbit, the rocket deployed its payload (the PAZ Earth Observing satellite) as well as and two Starlink demonstrations satellites that will test SpaceX’s ability […]
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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