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SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

Tampa - NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist."Three, two, one and liftoff!

SpaceX postpones launch of NASA's planet-hunter spacecraft

Tampa - SpaceX postponed the launch of NASA's new planet-hunting mission Monday in order to verify the Falcon 9 rocket's navigation systems, the California-based company said.

New academic paper details Elon Musk's plans to colonize Mars

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk published an academic paper earlier this month outlining his vision for a future where the Red Planet is permanently inhabited.

Elon Musk deletes company pages from Facebook over challenge

Facebook pages of Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX and electric carmaker Tesla Inc disappeared on Friday, minutes after the Silicon Valley billionaire promised on Twitter to take down the pages when challenged by users.

Space bases could preserve civilization in World War III: Elon Musk

Washington - Bases on the moon and Mars could help preserve human civilization and hasten its regeneration on earth in the event of a third world war, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, said on Sunday.

SpaceX carries out 50th launch of Falcon 9 rocket

Miami - SpaceX carried out the 50th launch of its signature Falcon 9 rocket early Tuesday, a swift ascent to a milestone which many aerospace giants take far longer to attain.

After launch of satellites, SpaceX tries to catch nose cone

Early on Thursday, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with two Internet satellites into low-Earth orbit. A first-time attempt by the space company to catch the nose cone failed - But not by much.

Space-X lobs Spanish military satellite into orbit

Washington - Elon Musk's Space-X sent a Spanish military satellite into orbit Thursday in a hitch-less liftoff from California, extending the private space company's record of successful launches.

Bigelow Aerospace announces plan to launch its own space stations

On Tuesday, hotel billionaire Robert Bigelow announced the launch of Bigelow Space Operations (BSO). The new company will operate inflatable space stations called B330s, which are being developed by Bigelow Aerospace, also founded by Robert Bigelow.

What's next for SpaceX?

Washington - In successfully sending the world's most powerful rocket into space, SpaceX founder Elon Musk has pulled off yet another spectacular gamble.

SpaceX has given a new generation of kids a reason to love space

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, this afternoon and soared to space, carrying its payload — CEO Elon Musk’s red Tesla Roadster and Starman, a dummy wearing the latest in astronaut garb. Was it exciting? Oh, yes.

Elon Musk, visionary Tesla and SpaceX founder

San Francisco - From cars to rockets, Elon Musk dreams big.On Tuesday, the South African-born entrepreneur combined both of those passions, blasting one of his Tesla electric cars into space aboard his own rocket.

World's biggest rocket soars toward Mars after perfect launch

Cape Canaveral - The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla Roadster toward an orbit near Mars.

SpaceX launches world's most powerful rocket toward Mars

Cape Canaveral - The world's most powerful rocket, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, blasted off Tuesday on its highly anticipated maiden test flight, carrying CEO Elon Musk's cherry red Tesla roadster to an orbit near Mars.

Elon Musk: Falcon Heavy success means end of other heavy rockets

SpaceX plans to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket system on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. ET, though a lot could still change before then. If it's a success, Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful and cheapest way to launch heavy payloads into space.

SpaceX will try to recover all three Falcon Heavy boosters

Cape Canaveral - The long-awaited launch of SpaceX's monster Falcon Heavy rocket was announced on Saturday evening. SpaceX has a launch window for this coming Tuesday and official government permission to send his Tesla electric roadster into space and a Mars orbit.

SpaceX blasts off Luxembourg government satellite

Miami - SpaceX on Wednesday blasted off a four-ton secure military communications satellite called GovSat-1, a partnership between the government of Luxembourg and the satellite operator SES.

Falcon Heavy completes static test fire — SpaceX closer to launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket fired up 27 main engines Wednesday on launch pad 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, sending an Earth-shattering rumble across Florida's Spacecoast, and moving the rocket one step closer to its first test flight

Falcon Heavy test-fire on hold due to government shutdown

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX will be unable to do a static-fire test of all 27 of its Falcon Heavy rocket's engines at Kennedy Space Center due to the government shutdown, further delaying the setting of a definitive launch date for the massive rocket.

Elon Musk's top eight areas of interest revealed

Elon Musk was be most publicly associated with SpaceX and Tesla, by the technology entrepreneur is involved in a variety of projects crossing eight major industrial sectors, according to a new report.

U.S. spy satellite lost after SpaceX launch — What happened?

Cape Canaveral - A US intelligence satellite, code-named Zuma, sent into space aboard a SpaceX rocket on Sunday failed to reach orbit and is presumed lost, according to industry and intelligence officials.

SpaceX launches secretive Zuma mission

Miami - SpaceX on Sunday blasted off a secretive US government payload known as Zuma, a mission whose nature -- and the agency behind it -- remains a mystery.

SpaceX to finally launch mysterious Zuma satellite on Friday

Cape Canaveral - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is set to launch its Zuma payload. Delayed since November 2017, the launch of Zuma, a top-secret government satellite will take place on Friday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, according to Air Force officials.

SpaceX puts on light show with last rocket launch of 2017

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has grabbed the public's attention again - This time giving southern California residents an early evening light show worthy of an alien invasion movie with the final 2017 launch of a Falcon 9 rocket.

Elon Musk gives public tantalizing glimpse of Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled a tantalizing first glimpse at his company's new megarocket — the Falcon Heavy — in an early morning Twitter post on Wednesday.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

Miami - SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship arrived on Sunday at the International Space Station, carrying supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

SpaceX first — Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

Cape Canaveral - Elon Musk's SpaceX chalked up another first today, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a supply run to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA.

Boeing challenge — 'We are going to beat SpaceX to Mars'

In an interview on CNBC Thursday morning, hosted by Jim Cramer, Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg threw down the gauntlet, so to speak - Making the bold claim that Boeing will beat SpaceX to Mars.

SpaceX launch of mysterious Zuma mission postponed indefinitely

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX on Thursday postponed again the launch of a secret government payload named Zuma. The mission is a mystery and no US agency has claimed responsibility for it.

SpaceX rocket to put mysterious payload into orbit November 16

Hawthorne - Space Exploration Technologies Corp or SpaceX is set to launch its most secretive payload yet, a classified government satellite built by defense contractor Northrop Grumman.
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Artist s conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
Artist's conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
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Ready for launch on December 15  2017.
Ready for launch on December 15, 2017.
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SpaceX s Jaw-Dropping Rocket Launch Wows Spectators Across Southern California .
SpaceX's Jaw-Dropping Rocket Launch Wows Spectators Across Southern California .
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An illustration of SpaceX s Falcon Heavy rocket system.
An illustration of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket system.
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With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff—equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft ...
With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff—equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power—Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.
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Kennedy Space Center s hustoric Launch Pad 39A will be used to launch gthe Falcon Heavy rocket with ...
Kennedy Space Center's hustoric Launch Pad 39A will be used to launch gthe Falcon Heavy rocket with the Dragon 2 crew capsule.
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If you can imagine  the new BFR spacecraft will be bigger than the Falcon Heavy  seen on the launch ...
If you can imagine, the new BFR spacecraft will be bigger than the Falcon Heavy, seen on the launch pad before its first flight a few weeks ago.
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The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle  or OTV  is an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies ...
The X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, or OTV, is an experimental test program to demonstrate technologies for a reliable, reusable, unmanned space test platform for the U.S. Air Force.
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The drone ship, "Just Read the Instructions"
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Crew Dragon  America’s next generation crewed spacecraft is almost ready for a test flight. Pad ab...
Crew Dragon, America’s next generation crewed spacecraft is almost ready for a test flight. Pad abort vehicle shipping to FL shortly.
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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SpaceX rocket development facility in McGregor  Texas. Every engine for every rocket is tested here ...
SpaceX rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Every engine for every rocket is tested here before flight.
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First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at The SpaceX McGregor  TX rocket dev...
First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at The SpaceX McGregor, TX rocket development facility on May 9, 2017.
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SpaceX s biggest hangar at Kennedy Space Center Space Launch Complex 39A  capable of holding up to 5...
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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NASA announced the selection of SpaceX s Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft to resupply t...
NASA announced the selection of SpaceX's Falcon 9 launch vehicle and Dragon Spacecraft to resupply the International Space Station (ISS) when the Space Shuttle retires in 2010.
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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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Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
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Dragon Capsule
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