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‘He’s Still Sleeping’: Elon Musk Drags Biden After Historic SpaceX Mission

‘He’s Still Sleeping’: Elon Musk Drags Biden After Historic SpaceX Mission

Thomas Catenacci  Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden to explain why the president never acknowledged the completion of a historic SpaceX mission over the weekend. “He’s still sleeping,” Musk tweeted regarding Biden’s silence Sunday. On Saturday, SpaceX completed the first-ever civilian mission into outer space, the company announced. The four-person civilian crew orbited Earth on the Dragon spaceship […]

SpaceX’s Declaration of Space Independence is Just Common Sense

SpaceX’s Declaration of Space Independence is Just Common Sense

    By Thomas L. Knapp Sooner or later, absent some kind of mass extinction event, humankind will establish itself there: On the Moon. On Mars. Among the asteroids. Someday even on planets orbiting distant stars. There isn’t — or at least shouldn’t be — anything controversial about that prediction. We have the technology to […]

NASA, SpaceX Launch American Astronauts Into Space, First Time Since 2011

NASA, SpaceX Launch American Astronauts Into Space, First Time Since 2011

BY TOM OZIMEK   NASA and SpaceX have completed a historic launch of the Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, marking the first time a private company has ever sent people into orbit and the first time in nearly a decade that a space-bound aircraft has taken off from U.S. soil. The rocket lifted off on schedule at 3:22 p.m. […]

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Beats Out Boeing In Race To Help Trump Complete Another Goal: Privatizing Space Flight

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Beats Out Boeing In Race To Help Trump Complete Another Goal: Privatizing Space Flight

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER . Tech billionaire Elon Musk is preparing to blast American astronauts into orbit Wednesday as his rocket company gains an edge over aerospace behemoth Boeing in the quest to become the first to end the government’s decades-long monopolization on space travel. SpaceX, a relative youngster in the aerospace industry, will launch a crew […]

SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown Marks Success of First NASA Commercial Crew Flight Test

SpaceX Crew Dragon Splashdown Marks Success of First NASA Commercial Crew Flight Test

NASA passed a major milestone Friday in its goal to restore America’s human spaceflight capability when SpaceX’s Crew Dragon returned to Earth after a five-day mission docked to the International Space Station. About 6 hours after departing the space station, Crew Dragon splashed down at 8:45 a.m. EST approximately 230 miles off the coast of Cape […]

New NASA Research, Hardware Heading to Space Station on 15th SpaceX Resupply Mission

New NASA Research, Hardware Heading to Space Station on 15th SpaceX Resupply Mission

Experiments investigating cellular biology, Earth science and artificial intelligence are among the research heading to the International Space Station following Friday’s launch of a NASA-contracted SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 5:42 a.m. EDT. Dragon lifted off on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida with more than 5,900 […]

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting no earlier than 5:42 a.m. EDT Friday, June 29, for the launch of its 15th resupply mission to the International Space Station. Live coverage will begin on NASA Television and the agency’s website Thursday, June 28, with prelaunch events. Packed with more than 5,900 pounds of research, crew supplies and hardware, the […]

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

SpaceX returns stem cells from orbit

By James Poulos Amid ongoing controversy over the economic impact of California’s thick regulatory environment, its leading space pioneers continued to notch new successes, underscoring the potential value of orbital and interplanetary technology to more earthbound challenges and opportunities. Off the Pacific coast, a SpaceX capsule successfully returned to Elon Musk’s company cutting-edge research samples developed […]

Private firm SpaceX launches 11 satellites, makes vertical earth landing

Private firm SpaceX launches 11 satellites, makes vertical earth landing

California company SpaceX, after many successes -and some spectacular failures- hit a home run this week: Successful launch carrying 11 satellites Vertical landing of a returning spacecraft to earth (reusability) One of lowest cost missions ever   WATCH mission video: Employee reactions: http://www.spacex.com/falcon9 DECEMBER 21, 2015 BACKGROUND ON TONIGHT’S LAUNCH A lot about how things […]