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SpaceX Inspiration4: Problem in the toilet sets off alarm on all tourist spaceflight

An alarm went off in SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft, a 13-foot-wide carbon-fiber capsule as it was free flying through Earth’s orbit, shielded from the unforgiving vacuum of space. Jared Isaacman and his three fellow crewmates were warned of a “significant” issue. They’d spent months poring over SpaceX manuals and training to respond to in-space emergencies, […]

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‘He’s Still Sleeping’: Elon Musk mocks Joe Biden for ignoring SpaceX Inspiration4 success

Billionaire Elon Musk mocked President Joe Biden over the weekend after the successful return of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 – an all civilian flight after a three-day orbital mission. When someone asked Musk on Twitter why Biden hadn’t acknowledged the accomplishment, the SpaceX and Tesla CEO offered some choice words. “He’s still sleeping,” Musk responded via Twitter, […]

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SpaceX Inspiration4: Amateur astronauts splash down in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space

Four private citizens splashed down successfully in the Atlantic Ocean after three days in space. They are the first private, all-civilian team ever to orbit the Earth. The Inspiration4 crew left on a SpaceX capsule from Florida on Wednesday, and landed off the state’s coast after 7pm local time on Saturday. Four parachutes slowed the […]

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SpaceX Inspiration4: Amateur astronauts blast off on their private mission to orbit

Four amateur astronauts blasted off from Florida on their private mission to orbit. The Inspiration4 crew, comprising one billionaire and three “ordinary citizens”, rode out of the Kennedy Space Center in a Dragon capsule provided by the SpaceX rocket company. The quartet will spend the next three days circling the Earth. Following this latest mission, […]

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Next SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to ISS will carry hundreds of glowing baby squids

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station on June 3 will carry 5,000 water bears and 128 glowing baby squids. Other than these special little creatures, the cargo resupply mission will also carry more than 7300 pounds of stuff that includes crew supplies, new solar panels and vehicle hardware. The space mission […]

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SpaceX successfully lands reusable heavy-lift launch Starship rocket

SpaceX has achieved the first successful touchdown of its prototype Starship rocket during the latest test flight of the next-generation launch vehicle in southern Texas in the United States after four previous landing attempts ended in explosions. Wednesday’s feat marked a key milestone for the private rocket company of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk in […]

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SpaceX ships four astronauts to the International Space Station

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft carried four astronauts from three countries to the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning the crew’s six-month stay in space. This mission, dubbed Crew-2, marks the third-ever crewed flight for Elon Musk’s company and the first to make use of a previously flown, privately-owned rocket booster and spacecraft. The astronauts took […]

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SpaceX awarded contract to build moon lander for Nasa

SpaceX was awarded a contract to build a lander that will return humans to the Moon this decade for American space agency Nasa. This vehicle will carry the next man and the first woman down to the lunar surface under the space agency’s Artemis programme. Another goal of the programme will be to land the […]

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Inspiration4: World’s first all-civilian spaceflight crew to orbit

A college science professor and an aerospace data analyst were named on Tuesday to round out a four-member crew for a SpaceX launch into orbit planned later this year billed as the first all-civilian spaceflight in history. The two latest citizen astronauts were introduced at a news briefing livestreamed from the Kennedy Space Center in […]

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Light show across sky over United States were mostly from SpaceX debris re-entering atmosphere

The display of lights across the sky over the US Pacific Northwest was probably debris from a SpaceX mission re-entering the atmosphere, the National Weather Service (NWS) has said. “While we await further confirmation on the details, here’s the unofficial information we have so far. The widely reported bright objects in the sky were the […]

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SpaceX deployed robot dog to inspect wreckage of crashed SN10 rocket prototype

SpaceX Boston Dynamics robot dog named “Zeus” was spotted at the test site of the space agency last week just after the rocket prototype called SN10 exploded just minutes after landing successfully. The latest heavy-duty launch vehicle prototype from SpaceX soared flawlessly into the sky in a high-altitude test blast-off on Wednesday from Boca Chica, […]

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SpaceX successfully manages to land SN10 prototype before bursting into flames

American aerospace company SpaceX successfully managed to sail one of its heavy-duty launch vehicle prototypes, Starship into the sky in a high-altitude test blast-off on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texas and then back to Earth to achieve the first upright landing. Starship SN10 stuck the landing!! #Starship #SN10 #SpaceX pic.twitter.com/hO7SBVzCkm — Leandra (@leandrahino) March 4, […]