Tag: SpaceX

NASA Announces SpaceX, Boeing Target Test Flight Dates For Commercial Crew Program

NASA has officially announced the scheduled test flights for SpaceX and Boeing under the agency’s Commercial Crew Program. Elon Musk’s SpaceX was scheduled to conduct its first crewed test flights ahead of Boeing’s.

Space August 4, 2018

SpaceX Launches Telstar 19 Vantage Communications Satellite Into Space

SpaceX successfully launched its Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on July 22. The rocket was carrying the Telstar 19 Vantage rocket into geostationary orbit for Canadian satellite communications company Telesat.

Space July 23, 2018

Delays In NASA Commercial Crew Program Impede Astronaut Launches To ISS: Report

Delays in NASA’s commercial crew program could impede the planned astronaut launches to the ISS from American soil, a new GAO report warned. The agency urged NASA to have a contingency plan to ensure U.S. access to the ISS.

Space July 12, 2018

Israel To Launch First Moon Mission This Year

Israel will launch its first lunar mission in December. The spacecraft will land on the moon in February 2019. What are the objectives of this moon mission?

Space July 10, 2018

Elon Musk’s Kid-Size Submarine For Thai Cave Rescue Arriving In 17 Hours

In a series of tweets, Elon Musk showed the kid-size submarine his team of engineers built to help rescue the boys trapped in Thailand cave. On Sunday, he tweeted that the submarine is arriving in Thailand in about 17 hours.

Robotics July 9, 2018

Australian Researchers Develop Camera, Now Blasted Into Space, To Track Great Barrier Reef

A high-resolution satellite camera partly developed at La Trobe University in Australia was blasted into space to track the Great Barrier Reef, as well as aid in the fight against bushfires and emergency situations.

Earth/Environment July 2, 2018

SpaceX 15th ISS Resupply Mission Launches Carrying AI Robot CIMON

Scientists experimented on the use of artificial intelligence to reduce stress levels of humans in space. The goal is also to simplify tasks so astronauts at the International Space Station can focus on other science projects.

Space July 1, 2018

Scientists Discover That The Milky Way Is Smothered In Gross 'Space Grease'

Scientists discovered the existence of 'space grease' and the quantity of it in the Milky Way galaxy. They recreated it in the lab to see how it absorbs certain kinds of light.

Space June 28, 2018

Humans Need to Venture Beyond Earth, Become A ‘Spacefaring Civilization’: Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the SpaceX CEO, tweeted Monday the need for humans to colonize space and extend life to other planets. The call came in response to a new study dwelling on the possibility of finding alien life in the universe.

Space June 27, 2018

Air Force Certifies SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket, Awards $130 Million Contract

The Department of Defense certified SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to be at the helm of an important national security space project. The military also awarded SpaceX a launch service contract amounting to $130 million.

Space June 22, 2018

Retired Astronaut Believes That NASA, SpaceX And Blue Origin Rockets Could Not Transport Humans To Mars

Retired Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield mentioned that he is not comfortable with the idea of NASA and aerospace firms Blue Origin and SpaceX transporting people to Mars. He believed that there are too many risk factors.

Space June 18, 2018

NASA Astronauts Complete Successful Spacewalk To Set Up HD Cameras For Incoming Spacecraft

Two NASA astronauts successfully installed high-definition TV cameras during a spacewalk performed on June 14. The cameras were set up to provide excellent views of commercial crew ships approaching the International Space Station.

Space June 15, 2018

Want To Join SpaceX? Elon Musk Is Hiring More Than 500 People Who Have These Qualifications

SpaceX is hiring more than 500 people to fulfill engineering, operations, and design positions. Elon Musk is pooling human resources to work on his most ambitious project so far – the Falcon Heavy Rocket.

Space June 10, 2018

Russia May Lack Funds To Compete With SpaceX

Anonymous sources revealed that Roscosmos, the agency responsible for cosmonautics program for Russia, might undergo budget cuts within the next three years. The looming shortage may happen amid SpaceX’s continued advancement in its future Mars mission.

Space June 9, 2018

Mysterious Objects Seen Lurking Close To Supermassive Black Hole At Milky Way Center

Scientists found three strange objects circling dangerously close to the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The mysterious objects look like clouds but behave mysteriously like massive stars

Space June 8, 2018

Persistent Bacteria On Spacecraft May Complicate Search For Alien Life

A group of chemists discovered that bacteria lurking in the recesses of spacecraft are resistant to NASA’s stringent cleaning measures. If left unchecked, the microbes could invade other worlds and confound humanity’s search for extraterrestrial life.

Space June 7, 2018

SpaceX Announces No Tourist Landing On The Moon Until Mid-2019 Or Longer

SpaceX is not catering commercial spaceflights this year, according to an e-mail sent to WSJ. No reasons for the delay were provided, but critics said such events are expected given SpaceX’s history of flight postponements.

Space June 5, 2018

SpaceX Launches SES-12 Communications Satellite For 11th Rocket Launch This Year

SpaceX launched its 11th rocket of the year, this time it was an SES-12 communications satellite. SpaceX used one of its Falcon9 Rockets to get the payload into space.

Space June 4, 2018

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.

May 24, 2018

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

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