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SpaceX just teased a chic new spacesuit

Elon Musk unveils SpaceX’s new spacesuit The world just got a glimpse of the suits astronauts may one day wear when they travel to the International Space Stationaboard a SpaceX craft. Elon Musk — the billionaire serial entrepreneur behind SpaceX — shared a photo Wednesday of an astronaut wearing a crisp white suit with black paneling, and a helmet with a large, tinted face shield. Musk said via an Instagram post that the suit pictured is an actual, functioning version of what the company will one day give to astronauts. ...

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SpaceX to launch most powerful computer ever sent to space station

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Rocket make a flawless landing A SpaceX rocket is ready to deliver one of the most high-tech payloads ever to the International Space Station. When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise(HPE, Tech30), dubbed the “Spaceborne Computer.” If it works, it could be the most powerful commercial, off-the-shelf computer ever to operate in space. Astronauts aboard the space station already have a bunch of devices you’d find at your local ...

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SpaceX Targets November for First Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX has gotten quite adept at launching its Falcon 9 rocket. In fact, it’s becoming commonplace for it to do something no one else can do — land the first stage of that rocket for reuse. SpaceX is not content to just putter around in low-Earth orbit, though. The next big step for SpaceX is to begin flying the Falcon Heavy, a much more powerful version of the Falcon 9 that’s still intended to be reusable. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has announced that the first Falcon Heavy launch is currently ...

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SpaceX now valued at $21 billion

Elon Musk in 90 Seconds SpaceX is grabbing headlines and trying to turn the aerospace industry on its head. It’s also one of the world’s most valuable privately held companies. The space exploration outfit, headed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, recently raised another $ 350 million — bringing the company’s value to $ 21 billion, according to Equidate, which operates a marketplace for investing in private companies. The new valuation was reported earlier by The New York Times. SpaceX is among an exclusive group of private U.S.-based companies that have ...

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SpaceX rocket finally lifts off after two aborted launch attempts

Elon Musk in 90 Seconds After two aborted attempts and a three-day delay, SpaceX successfully sent a communications satellite soaring toward orbit on Wednesday. The commercial space company, headed by Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, initially planned for the launch to occur on July 2, but pushed it to July 3 — when it was scrubbed for a second time. In both attempts, the countdown was halted with just nine seconds left on the clock. SpaceX said the abort on Monday was not triggered by an issue with the hardware, and ...

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SpaceX Nailed Two Falcon 9 Launches and Landings Over the Weekend

A few years ago we were all holding our breath during each SpaceX launch, wondering if the company’s innovative Falcon 9 rocket would be able to land itself after sending the second stage into orbit. Now, it’s becoming commonplace. In the last few days, there have been two successful SpaceX launches and landings. The first of the two launches took place on Friday, and the second was on Sunday. SpaceX didn’t set out to show off by having the two launches so close to each other. The first launch was ...

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SpaceX nails two rocket launches in one weekend

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX just capped off two successful missions to space this weekend — the company’s quickest launch turnaround yet. After it launched a communications satellite into orbit from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Friday, Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s private space outfit finished its run with a clean launch from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base on Sunday. The launch Sunday marked SpaceX’s eighth launch so far this year. The company has now tied the record for the most launches in a single year, which it ...

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SpaceX Successfully Launches, Lands Second Reused Rocket

SpaceX has made a name for itself with its reusable rockets, but the company has only begun putting those rockets back in space for a second time relatively recently. Earlier this week, SpaceX delayed launching its first Bulgarian payload, BulgariaSat-1. Today, the rocket launched and reached orbit without incident. It was a significant launch for both companies. For SpaceX, this is the second demonstration of its reusable rocket capabilities. For Bulgaria, it’s the first satellite the country has ever launched. BulgariaSat-1 is based on the SSL 1300 satellite platform and ...

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SpaceX set for launch on historic mission after 2-day delay

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX is set to reach another historic milestone this evening by sending a used Dragon spacecraft into orbit. The launch — which is scheduled for 5:07 pm ET from Kennedy Space Center in Florida — comes after a two-day delay. Liftoff was originally scheduled for Thursday evening, but that plan was scrubbed due to a lightning storm. SpaceX tweeted Saturday that the weather looked “60% favorable” for liftoff. The pioneering company, headed by Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, has proven it can reuse a first-stage ...

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SpaceX to re-fly a Dragon spacecraft for first time ever

SpaceX successfully launches a used rocket SpaceX is poised to do something it’s never done before: send the same spacecraft into Earth’s orbit for a second time. The pioneering company, headed by Tesla(TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, will attempt to reuse a Dragon spacecraft on an unmanned resupply trip to the International Space Station. SpaceX has proven it can reuse a first-stage rocket booster, which flings the spacecraft toward orbit. But it hasn’t ever attempted to reuse the craft that actually goes into orbit. Liftoff is scheduled for Thursday at 5:55 ...

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