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June 1, 2020  

SpaceX’s historic encore: Astronauts arrive at space station

Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed.

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May 26, 2020  

First commercial space taxi a pit stop on Musk’s Mars quest

Space is becoming the domain of private firms, with eccentric Elon Musk’s SpaceX at the forefront.

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September 24, 2019  

Can a new space race connect the world to the internet?

More than a dozen companies have asked U.S. regulators for permission to operate constellations of satellites that provide internet service.

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February 19, 2019  

First private Israel lunar mission to be launched this week

The launch is scheduled late Thursday in Florida.

News Government Manufacturing General
April 16, 2018  

Mayor says SpaceX to build new rocket in Port of Los Angeles

Board of Harbor Commissioners will vote April 19 on whether to lease 19 acres for the manufacturing site.

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March 12, 2018  

UPDATE: Quebec’s Creepex to develop device for Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Under rocket mobility seats will allow engineers to work comfortably under the belly of rockets.

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February 7, 2018  

Tesla’s losses expected to grow on Model 3 delays

Some analysts are questioning whether Musk should be spending more time fixing the vehicle’s woes.

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February 5, 2018  

[Video] SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

Powered by three boosters and 27 engines making it the most powerful working rocket.

News General
October 9, 2017  

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

Replacing its globe-circling fleet with 75 next-generation orbiters.

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August 24, 2017  

SpaceX unveils sleek spacesuit for astronaut travel

CEO Elon Musk says the space technology company is developing a crew version of its Dragon cargo capsule for NASA astronauts.

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June 26, 2017  

SpaceX launches 10 satellites from California air base

Replacing Iridium’s orbiting fleet with a next-generation constellation.

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June 1, 2017  

Leaving climate deal likely wouldn’t add US jobs, analysts say

Economists say the agreement would likely create about as many jobs in renewable energy as it might cost in polluting industries.

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June 1, 2017  

SpaceX taking recycling all the way to orbit with cargo ship

Dragon capsule makes another flight to the International Space Station.

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May 15, 2017  

[VIDEO] Elon Musk posts video of ‘electric sled’ for tunnel travel

Zips through alternately dark and lighted sections of the tunnel on a monorail.

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March 31, 2017  

SpaceX makes history launching its first recycled rocket

The same rocket landed on an ocean platform almost exactly a year ago after a space station launch for NASA.

News General
February 28, 2017  

SpaceX says it will fly 2 people to moon next year

On track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in mid-2018.

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February 23, 2017  

SpaceX aborts space station approach, delays shipment delivery

Dragon supply ship was less than a mile from the orbiting outpost when a problem cropped up in the GPS system.

News Manufacturing General
February 20, 2017  

VIDEO: SpaceX launches rocket from NASA’s historic moon pad

First flight from legendary Launch Complex 39A since the shuttle program ended.

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January 3, 2017  

SpaceX finds source of rocket explosion, plans new launch [VIDEO]

A tank failed within the larger, second-stage liquid oxygen tank.

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December 20, 2016  

[ICYMI] PLANT’S top 10 news stories from 2016

Check out PLANT’s best-read news items to reflect on the year that was.

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September 28, 2016  

SpaceX chief Musk envisions 1,000 passenger ships flying to Mars

The rocket manufacturer has already has begun work on the Mars Colonial fleet, test-firing a new rocket engine named Raptor.

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September 1, 2016  

SES first to fly recycled SpaceX Falcon rocket

SES, based in Luxembourg, will send its next communications satellite up on a previously flown Falcon rocket.

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June 29, 2016  

This guy recreated SpaceX’s barge landing…with a Falcon 9 drone [VIDEO]

SpaceX took four tries to land a rocket – this YouTuber did it on his first try.

News General
June 15, 2016  

SpaceX fails in latest attempt to land rocket on ocean barge

A problem with one of the three engines used to slow the first-stage booster for landing.

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June 6, 2016  

Astronauts enter world’s first inflatable space lodge

BEAM will remain in orbit for the next two years.

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May 26, 2016  

NASA hits snag while inflating new room at ISS

Mission Control called the operation off because of out-of-spec pressure readings.

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May 6, 2016  

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 rocket at sea a second time [VIDEO]

First stage booster touches down after Japanese satellite launch.

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April 27, 2016  

SpaceX plans to land on Mars by 2018

Company testing a propulsive landing system onboard Dragon capsule at facility in Texas.

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April 25, 2016  

Embrace your inner “Musk”

Elon Musk understands that an idea is just that, until it’s made into something.

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April 11, 2016  

Watch SpaceX finally land a Falcon 9 rocket on a droneship [VIDEO]

Rocket was carrying a Dragon capsule and 7,000 pounds worth of supplies destined for the International Space Station.

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April 11, 2016  

SpaceX delivers world’s 1st inflatable room for astronauts

Elon Musk’s space exploration firm also successfully lands first Falcon rocket onboard drone ship.

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February 2, 2016  

MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop [VIDEO]

Top teams will build their pods and test them at the world’s first Hyperloop Test Track, being built adjacent to SpaceX’s headquarters.