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SpaceX 'parting ways' with 10 percent of work force to get leaner

Hawthorne - Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10 percent of the company’s more than 6,000 employees, it said on Friday.

SpaceX hints at launching prototype 'Starship' hopper in February

Hawthorne - The flight-test version of SpaceX's Starship vehicle could be ready to take its first short "hopping" excursion in a matter of weeks, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said over the weekend.

SpaceX set for its first orbital test flight of Crew Dragon

Cape Canaveral - Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has moved its first Dragon spaceship designed for astronauts to the launch pad ahead of an uncrewed test flight that's just weeks away.

SpaceX caps record year with launch of Air Force GPS satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life and streaked away from Cape Canaveral early Sunday carrying the first in a powerful new generation of GPS navigation satellites into orbit.

New NASA mission will create first 3-D map of world's forests

When SpaceX's Falcon 9 mission, CRS-16, lifts off Dec. 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Dragon spacecraft will be carrying an instrument called GEDI, short for Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, that will map the world's forests.

SpaceX advances plan to build a global wireless Internet network

SpaceX's mission to construct a global, high-speed wireless internet network using satellites has edged closer to realization. The company's is to place in orbit over 7,000 satellites for its Starlink network.

Japan space tourist says moon training 'shouldn't be too hard'

Apo - Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in.

SpaceX to attempt rocket landing on California soil tonight

SpaceX will loft an Earth-observation satellite and attempt its first-ever rocket landing on California soil tonight, with the launch scheduled for 10:21 p.m. EDT. There will also be an attempt to "catch" the payload fairing using Mr. Steven.

Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions

Apo - A Japanese start-up is to send spacecraft to the moon in a deal signed with Elon Musk's SpaceX, the Tokyo-based firm said Wednesday.

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.
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Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
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Falcon 9 successfully launched 10 NEXT satellites to orbit on January 10. This was the eighth set of...
Falcon 9 successfully launched 10 NEXT satellites to orbit on January 10. This was the eighth set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites that SpaceX has launched for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
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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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Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
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Elon Musk's vision of a Mars Colony
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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Ready for launch on December 15  2017.
Ready for launch on December 15, 2017.
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NASA’s Rodent Habitat module with both access doors open.
NASA’s Rodent Habitat module with both access doors open.
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Dragon Capsule
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The JCSAT-16 telecommunications satellite being readied for its trip into orbit.
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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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Falcon 9 with Koreasat-5A ready for launch on Pad 39A.
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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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Mars transportation architecture.
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Falcon 9 and Dragon went vertical on SLC-40 early this morning.
Falcon 9 and Dragon went vertical on SLC-40 early this morning.
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Two boosters make it back to perfect landing.
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