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FAA opens Houston office to keep an eye on SpaceX and Blue Origin

FAA opens Houston office to keep an eye on SpaceX and Blue Origin

This week, the Federal Aviation Administration opened a new office in Houston that is designed to help the agency monitor nearby private space companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin. The facility will help the agency monitor activities conducted by private space companies in and near Texas, the FAA explained, joining the new tracking system it announced last month.

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SpaceX Super Heavy booster first static test is an uneventful success

SpaceX Super Heavy booster first static test is an uneventful success

SpaceX has been launching and landing rockets successfully for half a decade now, but its famed Falcon 9 is just a stepping stone in its grand plans. Elon Musk's company wants to make deep space travel to the Moon and beyond more economical, and that will require rockets far larger and more powerful than the company's own Falcon Heavy. That role will be filled by the SpaceX Starship, and the company took just a small step closer to that end goal with the successful test of what will eventually be the Super Heavy booster.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor will change ports on the ISS next week

SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavor will change ports on the ISS next week

NASA is having crewmembers aboard the ISS change the docking location for the SpaceX Crew-2 Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft. The docking port swap will happen on Wednesday, July 21. Next week will mark a historic occasion when two different US commercial spacecraft built for crew will be docked to the orbiting ISS at the same time.

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SpaceX Dragon Cargo returns to Earth safely

SpaceX Dragon Cargo returns to Earth safely

SpaceX confirmed via Twitter on Friday that the Dragon Cargo capsule that departed the ISS earlier in the week had successfully splashed down in the ocean. The successful splashdown marked the end of the CRS-22 mission and the return of approximately 5000 pounds of experiments and cargo to Earth. The capsule's return marks the end of the 22nd commercial resupply mission, with splashdown occurring on Friday at 11:30 PM EDT off the coast of Florida.

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Starlink teardown reveals how SpaceX keeps its secrets

Starlink teardown reveals how SpaceX keeps its secrets

A new Starlink teardown has revealed fresh details about SpaceX's satellite internet dish, including how the company prevents its development hardware from being misused. Launched last year, Starlink relies upon both a growing constellation of satellites in orbit around Earth and an auto-positioning dish on the ground that communicates with them.

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PSA: Don’t put a Starlink satellite dish on your car

PSA: Don’t put a Starlink satellite dish on your car

There's a saying that goes: if you see a warning sign, no matter how absurd, it exists because someone performed the action advised against. That's the case with this new warning against putting a Starlink satellite dish on your car's exterior, an action that recently earned one customer a moving violation citation.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon for the all-civilian orbital mission has an incredible toilet

SpaceX Crew Dragon for the all-civilian orbital mission has an incredible toilet

Typically when SpaceX sends a Crew Dragon spacecraft into orbit, it's headed to the ISS to deliver astronauts and cargo. Recently, SpaceX announced that it would be launching the world's first all-civilian crew into orbit and was targeting a launch date as early as September. Some new details about the spacecraft and how the civilian crew will live while aboard have surfaced, and it's very interesting.

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NASA to air SpaceX Dragon cargo departure from the ISS

NASA to air SpaceX Dragon cargo departure from the ISS

NASA has confirmed that it will air the departure of the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule from the ISS. The departure will occur on Tuesday, July 6, and the capsule splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean on Thursday, July 8. After the successful splashdown, SpaceX will have 22 commercial resupply services missions under its belt.

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SpaceX Starlink: A Billionaire’s dream of internet for all

SpaceX Starlink: A Billionaire’s dream of internet for all

Elon Musk is a profound visionary of modern times and his vision to colonize Mars is the ultimate dream humankind has its eyes on. While setting foot on the red planet with SpaceX may happen sometime in the future, Elon has another ambition that’s agonizingly close to commercial viability.

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Elon Musk shares Starlink forecasts as new hardware plan revealed

Elon Musk shares Starlink forecasts as new hardware plan revealed

SpaceX's Starlink internet satellite project could demand $30 billion in investment, Elon Musk has predicted, though the company hopes it'll stop losing money on each auto-tracking terminal within the next year. Speaking as part of a Mobile World Congress 2021 session today, Musk conceded that it could be some time before Starlink turns cash flow positive.

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SpaceX Transporter-2 launch today scrubbed and Elon Musk isn’t happy

SpaceX Transporter-2 launch today scrubbed and Elon Musk isn’t happy

SpaceX's Transporter-2 launch has been called off at the last moment, with Elon Musk blaming an intrusion into the so-called "keep out zone" around the site. The company had planned to launch its second dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida, today.

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SpaceX Starship first orbital flight has a tentative launch date

SpaceX Starship first orbital flight has a tentative launch date

SpaceX has announced a tentative launch date for its first Starship orbital flight, though it may end up delayed if things don't go according to plan. Back in May, SpaceX detailed the plans for the first Starship orbital flight, marking a new milestone on the journey to make the massive rocket available for regular space missions.

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