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Elon Musk Reveals SpaceX’s Full Spacesuit Design In A New Photo

Elon Musk has shared yet another photo of SpaceX’s spacesuit, this time showing the full-body design. The suit is what astronauts will wear when they travel from Earth to the International Space Station.

Space September 9, 2017

SpaceX Rocket Launches Taiwan's Earth-Observation Satellite From California

SpaceX successfully launches FORMOSAT-5 satellite aboard its Falcon9 rocket on Aug. 24. Taiwan’s satellite will observe the Earth’s terrain and atmosphere for natural disaster management.

Space August 26, 2017

Elon Musk Unveils The Official SpaceX Spacesuit That’s Seemingly Inspired By Sci-Fi

SpaceX is scheduled to send astronauts to the International Space Station sometime in the near future. Elon Musk has shared a photo of what they’re going to wear.

Space August 24, 2017

Africa Enters Space Race With Ghana’s First Satellite Now Orbiting Our Planet

GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, has recently started to orbit around Earth. Learn more about the launch of the satellite technology funded by the Japan space agency and which is heralding Africa's entry to the space race.

Space August 8, 2017

Elon Musk Says He Has Verbal Approval To Begin Work On Hyperloop Train Tunnel From New York To DC

He's conquered space and electric cars, so what's Elon Musk's next step? Well, it looks like the billionaire will begin work on high-speed rail to connect two of America's largest cities.

Business Tech July 21, 2017

SpaceX Is Rethinking How It Will Get To Mars, But Elon Musk Still Wants A Lunar City

SpaceX's Elon Musk has said his company is having to rethink the landing systems for their Dragon spacecraft. Mars isn't out of the question, but first, he wants a base on the moon.

Space July 19, 2017

SpaceX Shoots For Third Falcon 9 Launch In Barely 2 Weeks

Blasting off from the Kennedy Space Center of NASA in Florida this Sunday, July 2, the third Falcon 9 rocket mission will carry an Intelsat communications satellite to space. Here are the details on this SpaceX launch.

Space June 28, 2017

SpaceX's Second Falcon 9 Rocket Landing A Success: Blasts Into Space, Returns Within 48 Hours

SpaceX has successfully launched and landed a second Falcon 9 rocket just two days after a previous launch, which was also successful. SpaceX’s success in reusing rockets bodes significant things for aerospace engineering and space travel.

Space June 25, 2017

SpaceX Launches Bulgaria's First Communications Satellite Into Orbit

SpaceX launched Bulgarias's first communications satellite using a previously flown Falcon 9 booster. BulgariaSat-1 will provide television and data-communications services during its 15-year mission.

Space June 24, 2017

SpaceX Could Launch Falcon Heavy In Four Months

SpaceX is keeping Falcon Heavy on schedule for its maiden flight. Elon Musk reveals that the megarocket could be ready to launch by the end of summer.

Space June 10, 2017

ULA Wasn't Given The Opportunity To Bid Against SpaceX For Air Force’s X-37B Space Plane's Upcoming Launch

ULA has claimed that it was not given a fair chance to bid for the launch contract of U.S. Air Force’s X-37B miniature space plane. The contract was awarded to Elon Musk owned Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX.

Space June 10, 2017

SpaceX To Launch X-37B Space Plane For U.S. Air Force

SpaceX bagged the contract to launch the unmanned X-37B, its fifth mission to the outer space. United Launch Alliance launched the X-37B space plane for U.S. Air Force.

Space June 8, 2017

NASA Considers Using Previously Flown SpaceX Rockets For Future ISS Resupply Missions

NASA entertains the idea of using used rockets for future cargo missions as a SpaceX Dragon capsule had its first reflight on Saturday, June 3, aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. Reusable spaceflight systems can slash costs of space missions.

Space June 5, 2017

Falcon 9 Static Fire Test Sparks Brush Fire Near Launchpad 39A

The static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket started a four-acre brush fire on May 28. The Falcon 9 rocket will be used to lift of the Dragon resupply spacecraft to the International Space Station on Thursday, June 1.

Space May 29, 2017

Will The Billionaires Beat NASA To Planet Mars?

The Trump administration refocused NASA’s budget to the Mars mission but it may not be enough to succeed. An expert believes Musk and Bezos will get there first.

Space May 21, 2017

SpaceX Launches Largest Ever Payload Atop Falcon 9: Here Are The Details

On Monday, May 15, SpaceX launched the Inmarsat-5 F4 satellite from the launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The satellite was the heaviest ever to have been flown to orbit by the Falcon 9.

Space May 17, 2017

SpaceX Tests World's Most Powerful Rocket Falcon Heavy

SpaceX tested the main core engine of its Falcon Heavy rocket at its facility in McGregor, Texas. The Falcon Heavy rocket will likely be launched toward the end of summer 2017.

Space May 11, 2017

High-Speed Satellite Broadband Likely On Its Way: SpaceX Tests Later This Year, Launches In 2019

The Elon Musk-owned SpaceX is determined to launch the first of a network of internet-providing satellites in 2019 and start the technology’s development later in 2017. Know more from company executive Patricia Cooper speaking before the Senate.

Space May 8, 2017

California Plans To Tax Space Rockets By Miles Traveled

California’s Franchise Tax Board just released their proposed tax plan for the state’s thriving rocket industry. Are they really planning to charge rockets by mileage?

Space May 7, 2017

Insider Leaks Possible SpaceX IPO With Early Access For Tesla Shareholders, But Space Firm Is Quick To Deny Report

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell spoke about circulating rumors saying Elon Musk’s space firm is preparing for IPO. What are the chances of SpaceX ever going public soon?

Business Tech May 4, 2017

SpaceX Aims To Launch Over 4,000 Broadband Satellites Starting 2019

SpaceX stated that it would launch 4,425 broadband satellites by 2024 and the first one would be launched as early as 2019. These satellites would reduce latency and increase the speeds of broadband internet across the globe.

Space May 4, 2017

SpaceX Manages To Recover Falcon 9 First Stage Rocket Used To Launch US Spy Satellite

SpaceX managed to recover the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 after the launch of the NRO's intelligence satellite on Monday, May 1. A detailed video showcased how the landing took place.

Space May 2, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Spy Satellite And Nails Rocket Landing In 1st Mission For Defense Department

Elon Musk's SpaceX successfully launched a mysterious spy satellite into orbit on Monday morning, then landed the rocket at a nearby landing pad. This marks SpaceX's first mission for the U.S. Department of Defense, breaking a decade-old ULA monopoly.

Space May 1, 2017

Elon Musk Finally Reveals Plans For His Boring Company At Ted Conference [Video]

Elon Musk reveals what he wants his tunnel company to accomplish at a TED Talk. The Boring Company plans to solve Los Angeles traffic with a series of 3D tunnels.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

SpaceX Saving Significant Costs By Reusing Falcon 9 Rockets

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell mentioned at a conference that the company saved tons of money by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket. The refurbished Falcon 9 rocket was used to lift-off a SES-10 satellite onto the Earth’s orbit.

Space April 6, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Won’t Fly SpaceX To Mars Until Elon Musk's Mom Completes Roundtrip Journey First

Would Neil deGrasse Tyson, who lauded reusable rocket technology, consider going to planet Mars via SpaceX? Yes, if Elon Musk decides to get his mom safely to Mars and back on Earth.

Space April 3, 2017

Elon Musk Aiming For Full Rocket Reusability: Wants SpaceX To Attempt Upper Stage Recovery

Elon Musk does not plan to stop at SpaceX’s latest achievement with the reuse of Falcon Heavy. He wants to bring stage 2 back on land.

Space April 2, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Satellite With Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX launched the recycled Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on March 30. Before the historic launch, SpaceX renovated and tested the 15-foot booster along with its nine engines.

Space March 31, 2017

Why Is SpaceX's Next Rocket Launch A Huge Deal?

Elon Musk's rocket company will attempt to relaunch and recover a first stage booster that was already fired off in 2016. Should the operation succeed, flying into space would become significantly cheaper.

Space March 29, 2017

LOOK: French Astronaut Takes Pals’ Wedding Rings To The International Space Station

European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet brought his friends’ wedding rings with him to the International Space Station. Now that’s out of this world.

Space March 29, 2017

SpaceX Conducts Hot-Fire Test Ahead Of First Reusable Rocket's Historic Thursday Launch

SpaceX has test-fired its Falcon 9 rocket poised to make history on Thursday as a demonstration of Musk's reusable rocket technology. The Thursday launch will mark its fourth launch so far in 2017.

Space March 28, 2017

SpaceX’s Elon Musk: Trump’s New NASA Bill ‘Does Nothing For Mars Mission’

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is not too pleased about President Donald Trump’s recently signed NASA bill, despite it making human exploration to Mars a law. Here’s why.

Space March 25, 2017

SpaceX's Dragon Cargo Ship Brings To Earth Science Experiments From Space Station

The Dragon spacecraft brought back to Earth science experiments and devices that were tested on the International Space Station. What are the potential applications of these studies and equipment?

Space March 21, 2017

Dragon Spacecraft Returns To Earth With 5400 Pounds Of Space Station Cargo

SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft returned to Earth on March 19 and splashed into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Baja California. The capsule brought back 5,400 pounds of cargo from the International Space Station.

Space March 20, 2017

SpaceX Intends Bringing Internet To Space: How Realistic Are Elon Musk's Plans?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.

Space March 18, 2017

Galactic Easter Eggs: ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ Contains SpaceX Program References

Upcoming open-world space shooter ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ will let you discover the hidden secrets of the Andromeda galaxy, including a hidden SpaceX spaceship. Discover this Easter Egg when ‘Andromeda’ launches on March 21.

Video Games March 17, 2017

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Falcon 9 Due To Bad Weather Conditions

SpaceX has delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar XXIII satellite due to poor weather conditions. The EchoStar XXIII is a commercial satellite, weighing about 12,500 pounds.

Space March 14, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in reviving moon exploration missions. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

Space March 13, 2017

NASA, SpaceX, Mars One Mission, UAE Mull Sending Humans To Mars, Study Reveals Travel To Red Planet Poses Health Risks

Mars travel could well be a possibility soon, as space organizations look to send people to the Red Planet. However, a recent study has shown that the trip may result in high exposure to radiation, causing many health hazards.

Space March 9, 2017

NASA Creating The Coldest Place In Entire Universe, Here's Why

The Cold Atom Laboratory is going to be launched into outer space in August 2017. This is being done so that physicists can study the various scientific phenomena taking place inside the device and learn more about the Bose-Einstein condensate.

Energy March 8, 2017

SpaceX Shoots For The Moon In 2018: How Feasible Is It?

In 2018, SpaceX plans to fly people around the moon using the Falcon Heavy rocket and the Dragon V2 capsule. How feasible is Elon Musk's moonshot and what does the spaceflight company's track record say about its future success?

Space March 5, 2017

SpaceX Planning To Take Passengers Around The Moon In 2018, Says Elon Musk

SpaceX is set to take two passengers for the trip around the moon. The company's CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the duo will fly with the company's Dragon spacecraft in Q2 2018.

Space February 28, 2017

Russian Progress 66 Cargo Ship Arrives At ISS With 3 Tons Of Supplies

Russian cargo ship Progress 66 has successfully reached orbiting space laboratory ISS on Feb. 24. The unmanned spacecraft is delivering 3 tons of supplies to the crew of Expedition 50.

Space February 26, 2017

Dragon Capsule Docks With Space Station After 24-Hour Delay

Following a 24-hour delay, SpaceX's Dragon capsule has successfully delivered more than 2,000 kilograms of supply and equipment to the International Space Station on Feb. 24. Engineers quickly fixed an issue with the capsule's GPS system.

Space February 23, 2017

Navigation Software Glitch Postpones SpaceX Dragon Capsule Cargo Delivery To ISS

SpaceX postponed its Dragon capsule cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station because of a navigation software glitch, NASA said on Feb. 22. The mission will resume on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Space February 23, 2017

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