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Protest scuppers NASA's commercial spacecraft plans

Ambitious plans from NASA to work on two new commercial spacecraft could be scuppered, or face a long delay, after an eliminated contender lodges a formal complaint and protested about the contract award process.

Old and new aerospace firms win NASA contract for 'space taxi'

Cape Canaveral - Boeing and SpaceX have been chosen for nearly $7 billion in U.S. funding to develop a commercial space capsule to bring astronauts to the international space station.

Elon Musk warns of potential dangers of artificial intelligence

Elon Musk, who has made a fortune betting on future technologies and trends, has tweeted a dire warning about the potential dangers of one of the 21st century's most advanced achievements: artificial intelligence.

SpaceX shakes up commercial satellite market with launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX, the first private company to send a cargo payload to the International Space Station, has achieved yet another milestone this week in deploying its first communications satellite.

Video: SpaceX's Elon Musk waves his hands to design rocket parts

Last week Elon Musk of SpaceX tweeted that he had invented a way to create rocket parts, with hand gestures and a laser printer, virtually out of thin air. He has now posted a video to show how - almost like it is in your favorite sci-fi movies.

Texas planning commercial spaceflight hub

Houston - Houston authorities are planning to reclaim its place in space travel as home of NASA by collaborating with the private sector of the spaceflight industry.

SpaceX Dragon space freighter return delayed due to bad weather

Due to high seas in the splashdown zone, the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft has to remain in orbit for at least one more day before splashing down into the Pacific Ocean.

Billionaire entrepreneur wants vegetarian-only colony on Mars

Elon Musk, the billionaire co-founder of PayPal and the one in charge of creating SpaceX, wants a colony on Mars for 80,000 people. Only one problem, they must all be vegetarians.

SpaceX founder looking for 'colonists', must love space travel

Human colonies on planets other than Earth may not be nothing more than a science fiction movie plot, at least not if Elon Musk's plans to establish a 80,000 person Mars colony is successful.

NASA makes history launches 1st commercial resupply capsule

Cape Canaveral - History was made at 8:35 p.m. EDT on Sunday when a rocket owned by a private company was launched into space from Cape Canaveral; it's mission, resupplying the International Space Station (ISS).

Mission complete: SpaceX Dragon capsule returns safely to Earth

The Dragon capsule has now completed its mission at the International Space Station and has safely returned home to Earth.

Dragon capsule docked at International Space Station (update)

The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station today - the first privately-owned vehicle to deliver a load to the ISS.

SpaceX Falcon 9: Successful lift off to ISS

Cape Canaveral - Today saw the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, on the way to resupply the international space station.

SpaceX CEO, founder wants to save humanity by colonizing Mars

San Diego - Elon Musk, CEO and Founder of Space Exploration Technologies, also known as SpaceX, wants astronauts to travel to Mars within the next 10 to 20 years and desires mankind to become a multi-planet species. Is this adventurism realistic?

SpaceX successfully launches private capsule into orbit

A private company has today launched a space capsule into orbit. In a move that NASA hope could lead to the first commercial space station supply run. It is hoped supply runs could start as early as next year - and eventually the capsules would be manned.

First commercial company can re-enter spacecraft from orbit

Hawthorne - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made SpaceX the first-ever commercial company to be licenced to re-enter a spacecraft from orbit.

SpaceX to launch small European satellites

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and Astrium announced a commercial agreement to provide dedicated launch services to the European institutional small satellite market.

SpaceX signs largest ever private satellite launch contract

SpaceX has signed a $492 million deal with Iridium Communications, the largest ever commercial satellite launch deal. Launch services are included in the total estimated cost of $2.9 billion for the Iridium NEXT programme.

SpaceX will launch Formosat-5 satellite

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and NSPO have signed a contract for the launch of the Earth Observation Satellite, Formosat-5.

SpaceX Falcon 9 commercial rocket launched today (see video)

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station today. This commercial launch by SpaceX is a pathfinder for the first NASA Commercial Orbital Transportation Services development flight.

SpacEx enthusiastic about Obama's space vision

Private space rocket technology company Space Exploration Technologies has expressed support and enthusiasm for President Obama's vision for space exploration.

Driver, Follow That Rocket: NASA Plans For Space Taxis

NASA will retire its fleet of space shuttles and is developing rockets and capsules to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. New transportation vehicles will soon be available.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 1 Rocket

Private owned SpaceX launches successfully Falcon 1 Rocket but fails to orbit the rocket after Stage two.
 

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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral  Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is de...
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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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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Dragon capsule approaching ISS
Dragon capsule approaching 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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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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Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
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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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Artist s conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
Artist's conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Dragon Capsule
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Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
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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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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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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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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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Successful launch of Falcon 9
Successful launch of Falcon 9
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