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SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket explodes during test

SpaceX Falcon 9R rocket explodes during test

Friday is the happiest day of the week, but not for SpaceX. The space company's Falcon 9R rocket exploded in the air earlier today over McGregor, Texas, an apparent self-destruction after the system detected something faulty going on.

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SpaceX launch facility goes green, will have solar panel field

SpaceX launch facility goes green, will have solar panel field

With SpaceX getting its own launch center for Elon Musk to continue his march to Mars, it seems his mind is still on the planet we occupy. Roughly 6.5 acres of the site will house solar panels, according to a local paper. Even more interesting is that Musk is in control of the solar company, too.

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Elon Musk AI warning bolsters Iron Man image

Elon Musk AI warning bolsters Iron Man image

If you didn’t think Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk was living the Tony Stark life before, today’s chatter should have you wondering if he’s pumped up about Avengers: Age of Ultron. This film is about artificial intelligence getting out of hand - exactly the subject of Musk’s most recent public set of comments. Even as he speaks, Musk continues to invest in AI companies, aiming to keep a watchful eye on the lot.

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SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to visit ‘fixer upper planet’ Mars

SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to visit ‘fixer upper planet’ Mars

Now that NASA has shuttered their own shuttle program, and Russia is being Russia again, how are we going to get to space? One popular option is SpaceX, which is currently testing re-usable rockets. Currently unmanned, SpaceX’s trips to the International Space Station could see passengers soon.

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SpaceX vs. Air Force: ULA prices weren’t checked for fairness, says complaint

SpaceX vs. Air Force: ULA prices weren’t checked for fairness, says complaint

SpaceX targeted the US Air Force earlier this year, accusing it of blocking competition and costing tax payers unnecessary fees when it awarded the United Launch Alliance joint venture various contracts. That issue has persisted, with the latest being an amended complaint.

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SpaceX Dragon V2 flight animation takes astronauts to ISS

SpaceX Dragon V2 flight animation takes astronauts to ISS

The SpaceX Dragon V2 has been revealed by CEO Elon Musk, and now - just a few hours after the craft has been introduced - we get to see it (animated) in flight. This animation shows the craft up in space - after its launch - attaching to the International Space Station, and returning to Earth.

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SpaceX Dragon V2 designed for humans and reusabiility

SpaceX Dragon V2 designed for humans and reusabiility

With the first Dragon spacecraft hanging above the audience's heads, the illustrious Elon Musk unveiled the Dragon version 2. This latest spaceship from his SpaceX company was designed with two goals in mind: carrying humans and landing on solid ground, all in one piece.

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SpaceX Dragon MK 2 unveiling starts now

SpaceX Dragon MK 2 unveiling starts now

As promised, SpaceX is unveiling the Dragon MK 2 at the moment, having kicked it off just now at about 10PM EDT. You can watch it for yourself in a live streaming of the event, which is set to take place for two hours, coming to an end at midnight in the same time zone.

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SpaceX’s spat with Air Force prompts corruption accusation

SpaceX’s spat with Air Force prompts corruption accusation

Last month, SpaceX filed a lawsuit to get work with the Air Force, something that has been henceforth granted to a Boeing and Lockheed Martin joint venture. That led to plans by the Air Force to certify SpaceX to carry its payload, but that doesn't seem to be the end of the issue.

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SpaceX Dragon MK 2 being unveiled May 29

SpaceX Dragon MK 2 being unveiled May 29

The SpaceX Dragon MK 2 is coming, and will be unveiled in full next week. Via Twitter, SpaceX guru Elon Musk confirmed May 29 would be the day we get our first look at their new craft. Though he was light on details of the new craft, there are suggestions it will be a massive improvement over the original.

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Elon Musk, SpaceX want to move you to Mars for $500,000

Elon Musk, SpaceX want to move you to Mars for $500,000

Speaking at the 33rd annual International Space Development Conference last Friday, SpaceX’s Elon Musk spoke about the company’s plan to make commercial exploration of space possible. He touched on Mars as well, saying the progress they’ve made at SpaceX is aimed at getting a colony of humans on Mars, and the company is “making some progress in that direction”, but noted “not as fast as I'd like”.

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Expedition Crew 39 returns to earth after six months on ISS

Expedition Crew 39 returns to earth after six months on ISS

The Expedition 39 crew is back from their recent mission, having spent 188 days in orbit. They’ve completed 3,00 orbits of Earth since November, when they departed Earth for the International Space Station. Their Soyuz TMA-11M spacecraft touched down in Kazakhstan at 7:58am Kazakh time.

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