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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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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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 […]
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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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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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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