SpaceX Launches the First of Thousands of Space Internet Satellites, but Didn’t Quite Catch the Fairing

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 […]

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Weekly Space Hangout: Feb 14, 2018: Joe Pappalardo’s “Spaceport Earth”

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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Weekly Space Hangout – Feb 7, 2018: Weekly News Roundup

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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There is a car, in space. Launched by a rocket with reused parts that landed back on Earth by a billionaire who wants to colonize Mars.

In the last hour or so, SpaceX successfully completed the first liftoff of the Falcon Heavy rocket. This is a beefed up version of its successful Falcon-9 rocket, where three boosters are strapped together, firing 27 Merlin engines simultaneously with the capability of launching 54 tonnes of cargo into space. The Falcon Heavy is now […]

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Here’s a Prediction About the Orbit Musk’s Tesla is Going to Take Through the Solar System

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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SpaceX Performs an Experimental High Retrothrust and Survives a Water Landing

Bonus Rocket! This rocket was conducting a very high retro-thrust landing over water, and it wasn’t expected to survive that test. But it did, and SpaceX might be able to salvage it.

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Finally! SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Does its Static Fire Test. Actual Flight Should Be “In A Week Or So”

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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