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SpaceX to launch heaviest payload yet with Inmarsat-5 satellite

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying its heaviest payload yet when the launch of the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida takes place Monday night.

Another first — SpaceX launches spy satellite, lands booster

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX added another first to its growing list of accomplishments, breaking up the U.S. spy satellite launch monopoly with its own launch of a spy satellite for a government agency this morning, and it successfully landed the Falcon 9 booster.

Competition on the cost of a rocket heats up between ULA, SpaceX

Colorado Springs - After SpaceX's successful launch and recovery of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket booster, the discussion over the cost of rocket launches has heated up, with United Launch Alliance dropping the cost of its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket flights by about one-third.

SpaceX recycled rocket launch one for the history books

Cape Canaveral - We have already learned that SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is not afraid of failure and tonight's launch of a recycled rocket carrying a satellite into space may make history.

Is Elon Musk planning to link your brain to AI?

Elon Musk, the man heading up SpaceX and Tesla, could be launching a new project with the aim of producing an implantable computer-brain interface device. This will be under a new company called Neuralink Corp.

Someday we'll need the Internet in space

SpaceX is planning to bring the Internet to space. With this Elon Musk has an eye on the future. If a colony is set up on Mars, for example, the Internet twill be the primary means of communicating with Earth.

SpaceX will send two tourists around the moon in 2018

SpaceX founder and CEO, Elon Musk made a startling announcement Monday, saying two private individuals have hired his company to fly a manned mission around the moon in 2018.

SpaceX rocket blasts off from NASA launchpad with ISS cargo

Miami - SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station.

SpaceX aborts launch after 'odd' rocket engine behavior

Miami - SpaceX aborted its planned Dragon cargo launch to the International Space Station just seconds before liftoff Saturday due to a "slightly odd" technical issue with the Falcon 9 rocket engine.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch from historic Apollo-era site

On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test on its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a planned cargo launch this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX launches, lands rocket for first time since September blast

Miami - SpaceX on Saturday successfully launched and landed its first unmanned Falcon 9 rocket since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX poised to launch for first time since Sept blast

Miami - SpaceX is poised to launch a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, marking its first return to flight since a costly and complicated launchpad explosion in September.

SpaceX resumes rocket launches in wake of September explosion

Just four months after a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad while undergoing prelaunch testing at Cape Canaveral, the company is ready to resume scheduled launches.

Elon Musk wants a 'popular uprising' against fossil fuel industry

"The fossil fuel industry is the biggest industry in the world," billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk said in an interview for the National Geographic documentary "Before the Flood."

Elon Musk's ambitious vision for the future of Mars Colonization

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, speaking to a rapt audience at the 67th International Astronautical Congress today in Guadalajara, Mexico, finally told the world about his company's long-anticipated plans to colonize Mars.

SpaceX successfully test fires Raptor engine for Mars Mission

The first test-firing of the Raptor engine that will launch the company's interplanetary spaceship to Mars was a resounding success tweeted SpaceX CEO Elon Musk late last night.

Spacecom demands $50 million, free flight from SpaceX

Space Communication Ltd is reportedly seeking compensation from SpaceX over last week’s explosion that destroyed the Israeli company’s communications satellite.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

SpaceX rocket explosion at Cape Canaveral days before launch

A rocket ship scheduled to launch on Saturday exploded at Cape Canaveral this morning. There are no reports of injury or death in the incident, which appears to have taken place during routine tests in preparation for take-off.

Launch pad blast destroys SpaceX rocket, Facebook satellite

Miami - An unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on the launch pad during a test in Florida on Thursday, destroying a satellite that Facebook planned to use to beam high-speed internet to Africa.

SpaceX to launch used rocket booster into space for second time

SpaceX is set to usher in a new era in space later this year when it launches a used Falcon 9 rocket booster into space for a second time carrying the SES-10 commercial communications satellite.

SpaceX successfully launches satellite and lands Falcon 9 rocket

Cape Canaveral - They say "practice makes perfect." SpaceX successfully completed its primary mission of delivering a telecommunications satellite into space early this morning and landed the Falcon 9 booster rocket on its drone ship.

SpaceX prepares to test 'Raptor' rocket engine for Mars mission

The ever-optimistic CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, as if you didn't know, is inching ever-closer to realizing his dream of landing humans on Mars. Sources say the company's powerful Raptor engine has been moved to a facility in Texas for testing.

SpaceX crashed its rocket right into the drone ship

After three previous successes in landing a rocket booster on a drone ship, a leftover SpaceX rocket booster crash-landed while trying for a fourth successful attempt.

Musk explains his 'cargo route' to Mars

Washington - SpaceX chief Elon Musk shed light on his new plan to send an unmanned spaceship to Mars as early as 2018, as part of his quest to some day colonize the Red Planet.

'It's not a fake schedule' — Musk to launch crew to Mars by 2024

Rancho Palos Verdes - With NASA not planning on sending people to Mars until at least 2030, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk appears to be almost driven in his ambition to get humans to the red planet.

Who will get to Mars first? SpaceX plans on landing in 2018

SpaceX is shooting for a landing on Mars by 2018. This simple sentence was the gist of a statement made by the company's founder, Elon Musk via a Twitter post Wednesday.

SpaceX satellite launch succeeds, but rocket crash lands

Miami - SpaceX successfully launched a communications satellite to a distant orbit but failed, as expected, to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.

At last second, SpaceX delays satellite launch again

Miami - In the very last second before liftoff Sunday, SpaceX scrubbed the launch of its Falcon 9 rocket to send a communications satellite into orbit, marking the third delay since last week.

SpaceX rocket landing opens 'new door' to space travel

Miami - SpaceX successfully landed its powerful Falcon 9 rocket for the first time, a major milestone in the drive to cut costs and waste by making rockets as reusable as airplanes.
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TAKEOFF: Photo shows Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida  where a plann...
TAKEOFF: Photo shows Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, where a planned resupply mission to the International Space Station is expected to be launched Thursday.
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SpaceX's biggest hangar at Kennedy Space Center Space Launch Complex 39A, capable of holding up to 5 rockets at once.
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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Recently tested Dragon 2’s SuperDraco propulsive landing system at our McGregor  TX facility. Key ...
Recently tested Dragon 2’s SuperDraco propulsive landing system at our McGregor, TX facility. Key for Mars landing.
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The JCSAT-16 telecommunications satellite being readied for its trip into orbit.
The JCSAT-16 telecommunications satellite being readied for its trip into orbit.
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US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co...
US astronaut Randy Bresnik gets ready to enter a prototype CST-100 spacecraft built by the Boeing Co. at its manufacturing facility in Houston last year.
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Falcon 1  carrying the RazakSAT satellite  lifted off on July 13  2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
Falcon 1, carrying the RazakSAT satellite, lifted off on July 13, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
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Successful drone ship landing of Falcon 9 booster in April  2016.
Successful drone ship landing of Falcon 9 booster in April, 2016.
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A glimpse of footage of space from a GoPro camera
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Static fire test of Falcon 9 completed on May 11. The launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from Pad 39A is ...
Static fire test of Falcon 9 completed on May 11. The launch of Inmarsat-5 Flight 4 from Pad 39A is scheduled for Monday, May 15.
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File photo: SpaceX's Dragon space capsule approaches the International Space Station
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Successful launch of Falcon 9
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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