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Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese spaceman with a taste for art

Apo - Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

Los Angeles - SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space.

Two new crew access arms for NASA's Commercial Crew Program

SpaceX installed an astronaut walkway at Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while Boeing installed their astronaut walkway at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this month.

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Los Angeles - Tech magnate Elon Musk's SpaceX vowed Monday to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule next year -- part of a drive to restore America's dominance of the space race.

SpaceX uses newest Falcon 9 booster for second time

SpaceX used its newest Block 5 Falcon 9 booster for the second time early Tuesday morning to put a communications satellite into orbit for Indonesia.

NASA announces astronauts for Boeing, SpaceX launches for U.S.

Houston - NASA named nine astronauts Friday who hope to blast off next year on flights to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard commercial spacecraft built by Boeing and SpaceX.

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origins moving to catch up with SpaceX

Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos is racing to pull his private space company out of start-up mode and move into production amid signals that his firm's heavy rocket set for lift-off in 2020 may slip behind schedule.

First flights of crewed spacecraft won't happen until 2019

SpaceX and Boeing won't be flying crewed test flights of their new astronaut crew capsules until well into 2019, according to a new schedule NASA released on Thursday.

Falcon 9 with Telstar communications satellite launches tonight

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX will launch a powerful Telstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday morning (July 22), testing out the spaceflight company's new Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket for the second time.

Crew Dragon arrives at Cape Canaveral for first test flight

Under development and testing for years, the SpaceX Crew Dragon space capsule that will carry NASA astronauts to the International Space Station arrived in Florida late this week.

Mr. Steven, SpaceX's fairing recovery ship, given four new arms

SpaceX engineers and technicians have completed the installation of all four of Falcon fairing recovery vessel Mr. Steven’s new and dramatically larger arms, as well as eight giant struts.

We could see SpaceX land a rocket on California coast this year

Los Angeles - SpaceX has filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to land one of its Falcon 9 rockets on the ground at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. If the application is approved, it will be SpaceX's first landing on the West Coast.

Final Block 4 Falcon 9 to launch cargo mission to ISS on Friday

NASA and SpaceX officials have briefed reporters on tomorrow's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida's Space Coast set for 5:42:42 a.m. EDT (0942:42 GMT) from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad.

Meet SpaceX's Crew Dragon that will carry astronauts into space

At first glance, the Crew Dragon space capsule looks like something out of a Star Trek movie, but it's the real thing. This is the spacecraft that SpaceX will fly during its Demonstration Mission 1 flight test later this summer.

USAF certifies Falcon Heavy — orders satellite launch for 2020

Los Angeles - SpaceX's behemoth Falcon Heavy rocket has won U.S. Air Force's certification before even launching a second time, marking another milestone for CEO Elon Musk's space venture.

NASA astronauts train with Boeing and SpaceX on crew capsules

Houston - A joint commercial provider and NASA team will help ensure astronauts will be able to safely travel to and from the International Space Station aboard Boeing and SpaceX spacecraft.

Two sportscar-sized satellites in orbit to measure Earth's water

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

SpaceX rocket blasts off water-tracking satellite duo

Washington - A SpaceX rocket Tuesday blasted off a duo of sports car-sized satellites built by the US and Germany to reveal changes in sea level rise, ice melt and drought on Earth."Three, two, one, liftoff!

SpaceX will put two major payloads into orbit with Falcon 9 today

Los Angeles - Later today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Vandenberg AFB in California carrying two payloads - five Iridium NEXT telephone relay stations and two for NASA and a German research agency.

Twin sportscar-sized satellites to chase water changes on Earth

Tampa - A pair of identical, sportscar-sized satellites are poised to zoom around the Earth and track changes in water and ice, offering new insights into global warming and sea level rise, NASA said Monday.

SpaceX launches Block 5 rocket primed for future crewed missions

Cape Canaveral - An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, called the Block 5, made its debut launch on Friday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit. The Block 5 will carry NASA crewed missions to the ISS.

NASA warns SpaceX that 'load-and-go' fueling is dangerous

When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea — keep the propellant at super-cold temperatures to shrink its size, allowing them to pack more of it into the rocket.

With the New Glenn, Blue Origin now competes with SpaceX

Van Horn - On Sunday, Blue Origin successfully completed the latest test flight of its fully reusable launch system, New Shepard, which could soon be taking private citizens into suborbital space. So what else is Blue Origin planning?

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.
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Mr. Steven, with basically a giant catcher’s mitt welded on, will try to catch the fairing.
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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, as seen from above, in the hangar at Cape Canaveral.
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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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Crew access arm installed at Launch Complex 39A in Florida; will serve as a bridge for NASA astronauts to board the SpaceX Crew Dragon.
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A BE-4 rocket engine at Blue Origin's Kent, Washington facility being made ready for move to Texas test facility.
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Falcon fairing half as seen from our catcher’s mitt in boat form, Mr. Steven. No apparent damage from reentry and splashdown.
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Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
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CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN) is a mobile and autonomous assistance system designed to aid astronauts with their everyday tasks on the ISS.
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A rendering of SpaceX s Red Dragon capsule on Mars.
A rendering of SpaceX's Red Dragon capsule on Mars.
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Falcon Heavy's 27 Merlin engines, up close and personal.
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An illustration of SpaceX's and Elon Musk's "Big F---ing Rocket" system launching toward space.
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Falcon Heavy on the launch pad.
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Elon Musk's vision of a Mars Colony
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Ready for launch on December 15  2017.
Ready for launch on December 15, 2017.
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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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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is designed to provide breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch.
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