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SpaceX Crew Dragon recovery vessel team rehearses astronaut retrieval

SpaceX Crew Dragon recovery vessel team rehearses astronaut retrieval

Under NASA's Commercial Crew Program, private space company SpaceX has developed a capsule that will eventually take astronauts to the International Space Station, and it's called the Crew Dragon. When returning to Earth, astronauts will splash down into the ocean where recovery teams will need to retrieve them. According to NASA, officials carried out rehearsals of this scenario recently.

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Starman and his Tesla Roadster have passed Mars

Starman and his Tesla Roadster have passed Mars

Starman is on one heck of a road trip since Tesla launched it and Elon Musk's own Tesla Roadster into space. As cool as it was to see SpaceX and Musk shoot a car into space for it to orbit millions of years, there were some very unhappy scientists out there who feared the car might crash into a planet eventually and contaminate it. The Tesla might even hit the Earth in about 10 million years.

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First SpaceX Falcon Heavy government rocket launch coming in early 2019 says Air Force

First SpaceX Falcon Heavy government rocket launch coming in early 2019 says Air Force

The United States Air Force and SpaceX are now targeting early 2019 for the first government launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket. Falcon Heavy is designed to boost much heavier payloads into orbit and support manned space flight with capsules rather than cargo. The early 2019 launch window is a delay from the previously planned November 30 launch.

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US Air Force says California residents may hear sonic booms this weekend

US Air Force says California residents may hear sonic booms this weekend

People living and otherwise located in central California this weekend may be in for brief moments of noisiness, but the United States Air Force says not to panic. Sonic booms may be heard in the region resulting from a planned space test that'll involve launching the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The event is set to take place on Saturday, October 6.

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SpaceX says it would likely launch military weapons if asked

SpaceX says it would likely launch military weapons if asked

Yesterday, SpaceX announced its first private customer for a future flight near the Moon. On the same day, the company confirmed that it would at least consider launching weapons into space if asked to do so. The statement was given as an answer to a question, with the company indicating that the potential service would be provided for the US government if necessary for defense purposes.

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SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire and guests to the Moon

SpaceX will send Japanese billionaire and guests to the Moon

On September 13, SpaceX revealed that it had signed a private passenger to fly around the moon on its Big Falcon Rocket, though it wouldn't reveal who that passenger was until September 17. The company kicked off its announcement this evening, taking the wraps off its customer: Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa.

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SpaceX finally has its first tourist to fly around the moon

SpaceX finally has its first tourist to fly around the moon

The likes of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin have undoubtedly advanced space and rocket technology in the past few years but, make no mistake, their goals aren’t philanthropic. Sooner rather than later, they will need to recoup their investments in the form of commercial space travel, especially space tourism. SpaceX might have just taken the lead in that race yet again by announcing that it already has the first private passenger with the courage to make a round trip tour around the moon.

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These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history

These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history

NASA has revealed the nine astronauts who will man the first commercial spaceflights, as the US prepares to once again begin launching manned missions after retiring the Space Shuttle. The crews will be split between two of the commercial projects NASA is counting on to make space travel more accessible and, vitally, more affordable.

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This is Elon Musk’s submarine that will rescue Thai soccer team

This is Elon Musk’s submarine that will rescue Thai soccer team

There’s a tragic irony to the fact that while soccer (read: football) teams were competing over the 2018 World Cup in Russia, a Thai boys’ soccer team is fighting for their very lives. But as traditional and straightforward methods prove inadequate to rescue the children and their coach, Elon Musk is turning to technology to design a kid-size submarine that will help save the boys. Unsurprisingly, he’s borrowing a few things from SpaceX.

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SpaceX CRS-15 launch a huge success with ISS-bound AI onboard

SpaceX CRS-15 launch a huge success with ISS-bound AI onboard

In the pre-dawn hours of this morning, SpaceX launched its 15th International Space Station resupply mission. The mission, known as CRS-15, is notable for more reasons than one, but it's particularly exciting because both the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft have been used in previous launches. The Dragon capsule is taking more than 5,900 pounds of research, hardware, and equipment to the ISS, with some interesting items on board.

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Strongest coffee in space heads to ISS

Strongest coffee in space heads to ISS

Many coffee drinkers they can't function until they have that hot and caffeinated stuff flowing through their body. Not all coffee is created equal some has more caffeine than others and the variety of tastes are endless. A company called Death Wish Coffee Company has what it claims to be the strongest coffee in the world.

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SpaceX wins $130M bid to launch military satellite on Falcon Heavy

SpaceX wins $130M bid to launch military satellite on Falcon Heavy

SpaceX continues to make real progress on its Falcon Heavy project. After successfully launching the new, bigger rocket for the first time earlier this year, the company has landed a $130 million contract to launch a classified military satellite for the US Air Force using the Falcon Heavy. We're still awaiting SpaceX to announce additional test launches for the Falcon Heavy, which can carry much larger payloads than the standard Falcon 9, while the AFSPC-52 satellite isn't scheduled to launch until 2020.

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