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A NASA Camera Destroyed During SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Managed To Save The Photos

A NASA photographer got his camera melted during the takeoff of a SpaceX rocket. The camera, however, managed to save the photos that were taken by the photographer.

The First Private Rocket Launch In China Reaches 127,000 Feet: Following The Footsteps Of SpaceX

OneSpace Technologies became the first among private space companies in China to launch a rocket, after the successful maiden flight of the OS-X. OneSpace is following the footsteps of SpaceX, which is behind the Falcon 9 rocket.

Space May 20, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Launch And Landing Successful: Here's What This Means For Space Travel

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket launched and landed successfully in its first flight. The milestone is a big deal for space travel, as it progresses the goal of developing reusable rockets and spacecraft.

Space May 12, 2018

SpaceX Aborts Upgraded Falcon 9 Rocket Launch 58 Seconds Before Liftoff

The first flight of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket was aborted just 58 seconds before liftoff. The rocket and its cargo were in good condition though, so the wait will not be long for the next launch attempt.

Space May 11, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Prepares For Thursday Launch From Kennedy Space Center

Elon Musk and SpaceX are in the final stages to launch the newest incarnation of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The SpaceX Falcon 9 Block Five rocket is expected to carry Bangladesh’s first communications satellite.

Space May 8, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Returns With 4,000 Pounds Of Cargo To Earth

SpaceX’s Dragon has returned from its resupply mission to the International Space Station, which began on April 2. The space vehicle brought back 1,800 kilograms of cargo from the ISS, which include science and technology demonstration samples.

Space May 8, 2018

SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft’s Return Delayed To May 5, NASA Says

NASA and SpaceX decided to delay the SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft's return from the International Space Station by four days. The space vehicle will bring a plethora of experiments back to Earth.

Space May 2, 2018

Boeing Throws Shade At SpaceX, Says Falcon Heavy Is ‘Too Small’ For Deep Space

Like children fighting over who’s the best, Boeing is going after SpaceX in a new website, calling the Falcon Heavy insufficient for NASA’s deep space exploration needs. It’s also making bold claims about the Space Launch System.

Space May 1, 2018

NASA Is Expected To Pay More For Cargo Delivery To The International Space Station

The NASA Office of Inspector General conducted an audit of the agency and found that it has a spending problem. Apparently, NASA is spending too much on cargo delivery to the International Space Station.

Space April 27, 2018

SpaceX To Launch 5 Iridium NEXT Satellites From West Coast Base On May 19

SpaceX is getting ready to launch the next set of Iridium NEXT satellites. The partnership between both the aerospace company and the communications provider can be traced back to 2006.

Space April 26, 2018

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Will Use 'Giant Party Balloon' To Bring An Upper Stage Back

Elon Musk says that SpaceX will be using a 'giant party balloon' to bring back the upper stage of the rocket back. SpaceX is known for being able to reuse parts of its rockets.

Space April 19, 2018

SpaceX Takes Off With NASA Planet-Hunter TESS: How Is TESS Different From Kepler Telescope?

NASA has launched the TESS telescope on April 18 aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9. TESS is set out to focus on some 200,000 stars in search for exoplanets capable of sustaining life.

Space April 19, 2018

SpaceX Rocket To Mars Will Be Built In Los Angeles: Where, Exactly?

SpaceX received approval from Mayor Eric Garcetti to build the BFR, the spacecraft to send humans to Mars, in Los Angeles. Where in the crowded city will SpaceX build a rocket that will be taller than the Statue of Liberty?

Space April 17, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 To Launch NASA's New Planet-Hunting Spacecraft TESS

SpaceX and NASA announced the details of the April 16 launch of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The TESS will be on a two-year mission to scan the skies and find planets outside the Earth's solar system.

Space April 14, 2018

HP Envy ISS Printer Becomes First Model To Be Launched To Space

Two HP Envy ISS printers were included in cargo sent to space on April 2 aboard the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The model is the first of its kind designed to meet the challenge of a zero-gravity environment.

Space April 13, 2018

Boeing CEO: We Might Bring Back Elon Musk’s Tesla, And Also Go To Mars Within A Decade

The CEO of Boeing hopes to get to Mars first before SpaceX does, and claims that will be achieved within a decade. The space race for the new era is on.

Space April 13, 2018

Can Humans Procreate In Space? ISS Experiment To Study Effect Of Microgravity On Sperm

Scientists believe that reproduction in space flights is a dangerous and unchartered territory in human health. NASA sent human sperm cells in ISS to study its behavior and determine if fertilization and conception are possible in a microgravity environment.

Space April 11, 2018

Who's To Blame For Lost Zuma Satellite? Not SpaceX, Investigation Says

The SpaceX Falcon 9 Zuma mission in January was reportedly a failure as the U.S. spy satellite vanished shortly after launch. Investigations, however, revealed that SpaceX should not be blamed for the loss of the $3.5 billion satellite.

Space April 10, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Video Cut Short Due To Obscure 1992 Law

SpaceX had to cut short its recent Falcon 9 launch video due to an obscure law that was passed in 1992. The law is said to be protecting national security, but it is unclear how exactly it does that.

Space April 8, 2018

SpaceX Gets The Green Light For Falcon 9 Launch In Cape Canaveral

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 is now ready to take off, April 2, from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it receives 80 percent clearance from the Air Force. Launch window will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Space April 2, 2018

The FCC Gave SpaceX Permission To Build High-Speed Satellite Internet Service, Starlink

SpaceX was authorized by the FCC to build its broadband satellite service. This will give SpaceX the ability to give huge swaths of the U.S. internet access.

Space March 30, 2018

Used SpaceX Falcon 9 Rockets Used To Launch 10 Iridium Satellites Into Orbit

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets have shown their worth by being reused to launch 10 Iridium Communications satellites into space. It was the first anniversary of the first launch of the Falcon 9 rockets.

Space March 30, 2018

NASA: Nope, We Won’t Be Buying Falcon Heavy Rockets From SpaceX

NASA doesn’t want to use Falcon Heavy Rockets for future missions because its payload is too small. However, it might still purchase some for other uses.

Space March 27, 2018

Elon Musk Really Wants To Colonize Mars, And Here's How He'll Do It

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has set his sights on colonizing Mars. A presentation by Musk on Mars colonization has now been published, allowing everyone to see the visionary CEO's plans of sending humans to the Red Planet.

Space March 27, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Punched A Hole In The Ionosphere In 2017

As rockets become more reusable and less costly to develop, engineers must be mindful of how certain launch trajectories affect Earth. For instance, last year’s Falcon 9 launch actually punched a hole in the ionosphere.

Space March 26, 2018

#DeleteFacebook: Elon Musk Takes Down Tesla, SpaceX Pages On A Dare

On March 20, Whatsapp cofounder Brian Acton has started a viral #DeleteFacebook campaign. Three days later, SpaceX and Tesla's pages just disappeared on Mark Zuckerberg's social media platform.

Apps/Software March 24, 2018

Firefly Aerospace Makes A Comeback With Lightning 1 Engine Demo In Texas

Two years after declaring bankruptcy, Firefly Space System reemerges with new branding and the test launching of its innovative engine, Lightning 1. Unlike traditional engines, it has a self-pressurizing system and runs only on methane.

Space March 18, 2018

The New Space Race: Vladimir Putin Says Russia Will Beat US To Mars

Vladimir Putin wants Russia to land on Mars before the United States does. So, it’s launching a Mars mission in 2019, earlier than NASA’s own Mars exploration program.

Space March 16, 2018

NASA To SpaceX: A Design Flaw Was The Reason Your Rocket Exploded In 2015

NASA has released the results of its inquiry into what went wrong during SpaceX’s catastrophic CRS-7 mission rocket launch in 2015. It turns out SpaceX failed to be extra careful about testing components.

Space March 14, 2018

SpaceX's Mars Spacecraft Ready By 2019, Elon Musk Wants to Put 1 Million People On Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk made another bold statement regarding his dream to colonize Mars. He said the BFR will be ready by next year for 'test flights,' and he’s targeting to put 1 million people on Mars.

Space March 12, 2018

15 Terrifying Alien Abduction And Sighting Stories

For many years, people claimed to have witnessed strange objects (UFOs), in addition to multiple reports of alien abductions. Here are 15 terrifying stories about people being abducted by aliens, as well as witnessing UFOs in the sky.

Space March 12, 2018

Trump Praises SpaceX CEO Elon Musk For Falcon Heavy's Simultaneous Booster Landing

In a cabinet meeting on March 8, President Donald Trump mentions Elon Musk and the recent simultaneous landing of the Falcon Heavy's boosters. He also explains the beneficial role of the private space companies in the aerospace industry.

Space March 9, 2018

SpaceX Falcon 9 Prepares To Reach Another Milestone With Its 50th Launch

The Falcon 9, SpaceX's flagship rocket capable of reflight, will have its 50th launch this Tuesday. The launch will be a significant marker for Elon Musk's space transport services company, which is now leading the race of privately-owned space programs.

Space March 5, 2018

The Moon Will Get Its Own 4G Network While People Still Can’t Get A Connection On Earth

Earth's only natural satellite, the Moon, will be getting its own 4G network thanks to three major companies. The most surprising company behind the project is Audi.

Space February 27, 2018

SpaceX Launches First Starlink Satellites That Could Change Future Of The Internet

SpaceX has successfully launched the Starlink network of satellites on the Falcon 9 rocket. Dubbed Constellation, the network will help provide better internet connectivity.

Space February 25, 2018

SpaceX Completes Falcon 9 Rocket Launch But Misses Catching Nose Cone

Hours before and after the Falcon 9 rocket launch, news of its nose cone was making noise on social media. What is so special about this rocket fairing?

Space February 23, 2018

SpaceX Pushes Back Starlink Satellite Launch To Feb. 21 For Further Testing

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch, which will blast Starlink broadband satellites and a radar-imaging satellite called Paz into space, has been delayed. From Feb. 18, the launch has been pushed to Feb. 21.

Space February 20, 2018

Successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Opens Up More Asteroid Mining Opportunities

The successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket may have opened up more asteroid mining opportunities, according to an astrophysics researcher. Will the venture soon prove to be possible, or will it remain a concept for many more years?

Space February 19, 2018

Where Is Starman And His Tesla Roadster Right This Very Moment? Here’s How To Track Them

An engineer has created a website to keep track of where Starman and his Tesla Roadster is going. He even says they could return to Earth after several decades.

Space February 19, 2018

SpaceX Starlink Network Of Satellites To Beam Superfast Internet From Space

The FCC initially approved Elon Musk's latest endeavor to blanket the Earth with a network of satellites called 'Constellation.' These satellites in low-Earth orbit will beam superfast internet to bridge America's internet divide.

Space February 17, 2018

Where In The Galaxy Is Elon Musk's Roadster Now? Here's An Update

Elon Musk's red Tesla Roadster is out there in space, and today is the last Earth is going to see it. The car and its passenger, the SpaceX Starman, will sink into deep space today on board the Falcon Heavy.

Space February 14, 2018

SpaceX To Launch Test Internet Satellites Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket

Elon Musk’s SpaceX company is launching two test internet satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday, Feb. 17. What makes these satellites different from those currently at geostationary orbit?

Space February 13, 2018

What's Next For SpaceX After Falcon Heavy's First Successful Launch?

After launching the world’s most powerful rocket, what other tricks does SpaceX have up its sleeve? Well, Falcon Heavy was just a start, as the company has been building something even bigger in preparation for Mars.

Space February 12, 2018

Falcon Heavy A Hoax? Flat Earthers Imply Recent SpaceX Launch Was Faked

The Flat Earth Society does not directly say that the launch was faked, but many flat earthers are pretty peeved with the latest launch. The society warns the public to 'exercise caution' when it comes to the internet.

Space February 10, 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Appears For Sale On Craigslist

SpaceX completed a milestone achievement yesterday with the launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket. Now one of the rockets used to launch it into space has appeared on Craigslist.

Space February 7, 2018

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