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SpaceX rocket makes very cool blue spiral above New Zealand

A New Zealand resident spotted a “bizarre but very cool” blue spiral above her house following a SpaceX launch on Sunday (June 19). Clare Rehill photographed the spiral in the sky above Queenstown, a town on New Zealand’s South Island. She posted(opens in new tab) the photo on Twitter⁠ early in the morning her time […]

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SpaceX has reportedly fired several employees for criticizing Elon Musk: Report

SpaceX has fired several employees involved in an open letter that blasted billionaire boss Elon Musk, according to media reports. An email from Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX’s president, saying the company had terminated employees who put together and circulated the letter. The letter writers denounced Musk for actions that they said are a “frequent source of […]

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Shipment of Starlink satellite-internet dishes arrives in Ukraine

A shipment of SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-internet dishes arrived in Ukraine on Monday, less than 48 hours after CEO Elon Musk announced the company would send support, according to a top official in the nation’s government. Ukraine digital minister Mykhailo Fedorov, who tagged Musk in a request on Twitter on Saturday, posted that Starlink was “here” […]

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Starlink satellite broadband services ‘activate’ in Ukraine, Elon Musk confirms after internet disruption amid Russian invasion

SpaceX billionaire Elon Musk says the company’s Starlink satellite broadband service is available in Ukraine and SpaceX is sending more terminals to the country, whose internet has been disrupted due to the Russian invasion. “Starlink service is now active in Ukraine. More terminals en route,” Musk wrote on Twitter on Saturday. He was responding to […]

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Rocket that is expected to crash into the Moon built by China not SpaceX, astronomers say

A rocket expected to crash into the Moon in early March was built by China, not SpaceX, as originally announced by astronomy experts. A rocket will strike the lunar surface on March 4 but, contrary to what had been announced, it was built not by Elon Musk’s company, but by Beijing, experts now say. The […]

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At least 40 SpaceX satellites fall from orbit and burn up after being hit by geomagnetic storm

SpaceX has lost dozens of satellites after they were hit by a geomagnetic storm a day after launch, causing them to fall from orbit and burn up. Such solar “storms” are caused by powerful explosions on the sun’s surface, which spit out plasma and magnetic fields that can hit the Earth. The company, owned by […]

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Elon Musk praises anti-vax Canadian truck drivers protesting vaccine mandate

Canadian truck drivers determined to shut down central Ottawa over a federal government vaccine mandate rolled across the country towards the capital on Thursday, boosted by praise from Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk. The protesters are unhappy that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party government has imposed a Covid-19 vaccine mandate for cross-border truck drivers. […]

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Out of control SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to hit far side of the moon around March 4

A SpaceX rocket is on a collision course with the moon after spending almost seven years hurtling through space, experts say. The booster was originally launched from Florida in February 2015 as part of an interplanetary mission to send a space weather satellite on a million-mile journey. But after completing a long burn of its […]

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Elon Musk rejects claims that his Starlink satellites are taking too much space

Elon Musk has rejected claims that his Starlink satellite internet project is taking up too much room in space. “Tens of billions” of satellites can be accommodated in orbits close to Earth, he told the Financial Times. His comments come after a claim by the head of the European Space Agency (ESA) that Mr Musk […]

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Elon Musk faces criticism after Starlink satellite nearly misses China’s space station

Chinese citizens lashed out online against billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk’s space ambitions on Monday after China complained that its space station was forced to take evasive action to avoid collision with satellites launched by Musk’s Starlink programme. The satellites from Starlink Internet Services, a division of Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company, had two “close encounters” […]

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Elon Musk: The world’s richest person to pay $11 billion in taxes this year

Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, has tweeted he will pay $11 billion in tax for this year. Mr Musk has been embroiled in a public debate on social media over how much tax he pays. Earlier this week, Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren tweeted that Mr Musk should stop “freeloading off everyone else”. “For those […]

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Indian government asks citizens to shun Elon Musk’s Starlink internet services until it gets license

The Indian government advised people against subscribing to Starlink Internet Services, a division of billionaire Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company, as it does not have a license to operate in the country. A government statement issued late on Friday said Starlink had been told to comply with regulations and refrain from “booking/rendering the satellite internet […]