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SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch delayed until early 2018

SpaceX Falcon Heavy test launch delayed until early 2018

SpaceX has delayed the test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket until early 2018, a slight postponement from the originally planned late December date. SpaceX has confirmed that the test launch is now scheduled to happen in January, making it only a minor setback. However, the rocket's static fire test will take place this month before the upcoming test launch.

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Budweiser will send barley to ISS for space brewing experiments

Budweiser will send barley to ISS for space brewing experiments

Following Anheuser-Busch's previous announcement about brewing beer on Mars comes an update that'll actually get the project started. The company has revealed that it will send barley to the International Space Station early next month for a series of experiments in space. This will help the company understand how microgravity affects the ingredients used to make Budweiser beer.

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Elon Musk’s multiplanetary vision includes our own Blue planet

Elon Musk’s multiplanetary vision includes our own Blue planet

Elon Musk just held a press conference revolving around his "multiplanetary species" campaign and, while a large part of his presentation recapped SpaceX's adventures and misadventures, the ambitious luminary didn't fail to impart some extraordinary plans as well. By now, it is no secret that he plans to set up camp on Mars and even on the moon. But it seems that Musk's dream of making life multiplantery will also come back full circle to make life here on Earth just as spectacular.

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Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

Elon Musk just made a SpaceX FAIL video

The many crashes of SpaceX were just captured in a single video edited by none other than Elon Musk. Musk is the founder and CEO of the company, and the video contains the many failed attempts at landing their Orbital Rocket Booster before pulling out a win. This is quite likely the most expensive FAIL compilation ever made for YouTube.

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Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s spacesuit in full

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX’s spacesuit in full

As SpaceX gets closer to its goal of sending astronauts into space, the private company is starting to share details on the spacesuits they'll be wearing when make the trip. Last month CEO Elon Musk teased a brief look at the suit with a photo that was cropped to only show the helmet and chest portions, but now he's taken to social media once more to share a full head-to-toe shot of the outfit.

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SpaceX successfully tests Falcon Heavy rocket’s first stage cores

SpaceX successfully tests Falcon Heavy rocket’s first stage cores

SpaceX first announced its Falcon Heavy — a much larger rocket than its standard Falcon 9s — back in 2011, and after several years of delays the private space company has scheduled its first launch for November. With that day quickly approaching, CEO Elon Musk and co. have revealed that things are on track with the news that they've successfully completed testing on Falcon Heavy's three first stage cores.

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Tesla tests out Hyperloop pusher pod to 220mph

Tesla tests out Hyperloop pusher pod to 220mph

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has posted an image and a video to Instagram talking about the recent test that was conducted of the Hyperloop pusher pod. Musk says that the test involved sending the pusher pod alone down the tube just to see what it would do. That pusher pod wasn't pushing any student pods in this test.

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SpaceX spacesuit revealed and it looks like a sci-fi movie prop

SpaceX spacesuit revealed and it looks like a sci-fi movie prop

Now that SpaceX has a string of successful launches and International Space Station visits under its belt, it's time to start looking further into the future. That future, of course, includes manned missions. Though the first manned mission for its Crew Dragon capsule won't take place until next year, today Elon Musk is giving us a look at how those astronauts will be outfitted when they eventually make their flight.

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SpaceX CRS-12 launches: Mars supercomputer headed to ISS

SpaceX CRS-12 launches: Mars supercomputer headed to ISS

SpaceX has aced its latest Dragon launch, with CRS-12 successfully taking off from Cape Canaveral this morning and the Falcon 9 rocket landing back safely. The mission, CRS-12, is SpaceX's twelfth resupply mission to the International Space Station. Among the cargo is a new supercomputer, which it's hoped will pave the way for a successful mission to Mars.

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SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation shows how things should go

SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch animation shows how things should go

Elon Musk is not one to shy away from media or controversy if it means pushing his dreams forward. That has been true with Tesla and even The Boring Company and while SpaceX has enjoyed a good amount of success, there are still naysayers just waiting for him to fail. They might have their chance in about three months, when SpaceX makes its first attempt to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket. Amusingly, Musk himself seems almost prepared for that as well.

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop plans are an unsurprising surprise

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop plans are an unsurprising surprise

Elon Musk may not have set out to build a Hyperloop, but it looks like the allure of putting those Boring Company digging machines to work is too much for the ambitious billionaire. Having watched - interested, but maintaining that he was too busy with SpaceX and Tesla to get involved himself - from the sidelines as startups like Hyperloop One tackled with the technical and regulatory issues around putting humans in bullet-like pods and blasting them at high speed through underground tunnels, it now seems he can't resist giving it a go himself.

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SpaceX’s next-gen Dragon won’t have propulsion landings after all

SpaceX’s next-gen Dragon won’t have propulsion landings after all

SpaceX has abandoned plans to use powered landings for its Mars-destined Dragon spacecraft, company CEO Elon Musk recently revealed. The original plan involved utilizing thrusters to help the Dragon land, but a 'tough decision' was made to eliminate that ability, or at least part of it. Musk explains that while the technical ability is still there, it has removed from the design the small legs that would pop out for the spacecraft to land on.

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