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  1. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX to face one last test

    SpaceX to face one last test Elon Musk’s rocket company has one last, major hurdle to clear before it attempts an historic first flight of astronauts for NASA: proving it can safely abort a mission if something goes wrong after takeoff. A Falcon 9 rocket with Crew Dragon spacecraft is slated...
  2. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX is preparing to test its Starship

    SpaceX is preparing to test its Starship SpaceX is preparing for a flight test of its Starship Mk1 spacecraft, according to a tweet from CEO Elon Musk. The company has filed a communications request with the FCC for a suborbital flight and recovery test for the Starship vehicle.
  3. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX begins launching Starlink satellites

    SpaceX begins launching Starlink satellites Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made a business out of launching satellites for commercial customers, NASA and the U.S. military. On Thursday evening, the company will launch orbital objects of its own in a key step toward creating a space-based constellation...
  4. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX successfully lands all three Falcon Heavy boosters

    SpaceX successfully lands all three Falcon Heavy boosters SpaceX has successfully landed all three of its Falcon Heavy boosters back on Earth for the first time. The two outer boosters touched back down at SpaceX's landing pads near its launch site in Cape Canaveral, while the centre core...
  5. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX prepares first Falcon Heavy launch for paying customer

    SpaceX prepares first Falcon Heavy launch for paying customer Elon Musk’s SpaceX is preparing to launch Falcon Heavy—its massive, heavy-lift rocket—for its first paying customer, more than a year after its debut demonstration mission in February 2018. Last year’s initial Falcon Heavy launch...
  6. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX lays off 577 employees at headquarters

    SpaceX lays off 577 employees at headquarters SpaceX is taking the ax to its headquarters in California. Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10 percent of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. [Bloomberg]
  7. Jamie McKane

    Watch - SpaceX fails to land Falcon 9 on launch pad for the first time ever

    Watch - SpaceX fails to land Falcon 9 on launch pad for the first time ever SpaceX has failed to land its Falcon 9 rocket on its landing pad at Cape Canaveral for the first time since it began recovering its Falcon 9 rockets. The rocket ferried a payload to orbit and began its descent back to...
  8. Jamie McKane

    Russian space programme threatened by SpaceX

    Russian space programme threatened by SpaceX Russia’s space program is seeking to repair its reputation for reliability after a failed launch as it confronts unprecedented foreign competition for getting into orbit. On Monday, the Roscosmos agency will attempt to send its first crew into space...
  9. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX successfully lands rocket back at California base

    SpaceX successfully lands rocket back at California base Elon Musk’s rocket company launched a commercial satellite for Argentina on Sunday evening, marking SpaceX’s 17th mission of 2018 in the type of steady success that so far has eluded his electric-car maker Tesla Inc. The Falcon 9 rocket...
  10. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX to launch Israeli spacecraft to the moon

    SpaceX to launch Israeli spacecraft to the moon State-run Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. and non-profit SpaceIL announced plans to launch a lunar mission in December, putting Israel on track to become the fourth country to land on the moon. The unmanned, $88 million Israeli spacecraft...
  11. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX Moon tourism mission delayed

    SpaceX Moon tourism mission delayed SpaceX has stated it will not launch two tourists on a lunar mission this year, The Wall Street Journal reported. In February 2017, the private space company announced*it planned to ferry a pair of tourists around the moon in 2018, but these plans have...
  12. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX Mars spacecraft could make test flights in 2019

    SpaceX Mars spacecraft could make test flights in 2019 Entrepreneur Elon Musk said a rocket ship that his company is building for trips to Mars could make short flights by as early as next year. [Bloomberg]
  13. Jamie McKane

    A look at Elon Musk's plans for a space-based Internet

    A look at Elon Musk's plans for a space-based Internet When Elon Musk’s SpaceX heaved two communications satellites aloft last week, he joined a space race that’s foiled plenty of other dreamers. [Bloomberg]
  14. Jamie McKane

    Elon Musk's satellite Internet plan backed by FCC chairman

    Elon Musk's satellite Internet plan backed by FCC chairman Regulators advanced SpaceX's application to launch a low-orbit constellation of satellites and join a jostling field of operators trying to cash in on broadband service from space. [Bloomberg]
  15. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft

    SpaceX launches secretive Zuma spacecraft Elon Musk’s SpaceX successfully launched its first mission of the new year.
  16. Jamie McKane

    SpaceX will launch a Tesla Roadster to Mars

    SpaceX will launch a Tesla Roadster to Mars Elon Musk has announced that SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will carry a Tesla Roadster as its payload for its first flight.
  17. Newsfeed

    SpaceX saved NASA millions of dollars

    SpaceX saved NASA millions of dollars
  18. Jamie McKane

    Elon Musk's new vision - Anywhere on Earth in under one hour

    Elon Musk's new vision - Anywhere on Earth in under one hour Elon Musk is planning to create a new, much larger rocketship code named “BFR” capable of traveling anywhere on Earth in under an hour.
  19. Jamie McKane

    How SpaceX and Tesla share their expertise

    How SpaceX and Tesla share their expertise Engineers at Tesla Inc. found a quality problem earlier this summer with a cast aluminum auto part that was taking hours to diagnose and fix. They were stumped, so they called in the rocket scientists -- literally.
  20. Newsfeed

    German team wins Hyperloop Pod competition

    German team wins Hyperloop Pod competition The Warr team from the Technical University of Munich took first place at SpaceX’s recent Hyperloop Pod competition, reported Engadget.
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