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dearMoon mission seeks eight crew members for a trip to the moon in 2023

dearMoon mission seeks eight crew members for a trip to the moon in 2023

The dearMoon Project is the first civilian mission to the moon, with plans to take place in 2023. The mission will use a rocket being developed by SpaceX for the week-long journey to the moon and back. Back in 2018, a Japanese entrepreneur named Yusaku Maezawa purchased all eight seats aboard the rocket.

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Starlink speeds could be boosted by ongoing system upgrades

Starlink speeds could be boosted by ongoing system upgrades

Almost all of Elon Musk's endeavors and dreams have proven to be controversial but most of them prove themselves in the long run. While The Boring Company has still to bear any usable fruit and Neuralink is still too early in its infancy, SpaceX's Starlink Internet satellite constellation continues to split people up. It still has to reach its full potential, both in number of satellites and promised speeds, but Elon Musk says that there might be a speed bump on the way.

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Another passenger named for the first SpaceX private spaceflight

Another passenger named for the first SpaceX private spaceflight

Another astronaut has been named in the first SpaceX private spaceflight. The astronaut is a 29-year-old physician assistant named Hayley Arceneaux, who is a bone cancer survivor. Arceneaux was announced as a passenger on the spaceflight by Saint Jude Children's Research Hospital on Monday. Arceneaux was a former patient of the hospital hired to work there last spring.

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SpaceX Starlink speed & service expansion: Elon Musk reveals big new goals

SpaceX Starlink speed & service expansion: Elon Musk reveals big new goals

SpaceX's Starlink internet service may be opening up to new customers, but according to Elon Musk the satellite system has even more aggressive targets over the next 12-18 months. Until recently in an invite-only beta, Starlink has recently begun taking broader reservations from those who want to try out its cable- and DSL-free connectivity.

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SpaceX puts 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit but fails to recover the booster

SpaceX puts 60 additional Starlink satellites into orbit but fails to recover the booster

It's become routine for SpaceX to launch its own Falcon 9 rockets with Starlink broadband satellites aboard. A Falcon 9 rocket launched a new batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit late on Monday, February 15. While the launch went off without a hitch, and the second stage with the satellites aboard continued functioning normally, the Falcon 9 booster recovery failed.

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NASA announces astronauts assigned to SpaceX Crew-4 mission

NASA announces astronauts assigned to SpaceX Crew-4 mission

NASA has announced two of the astronauts it has assigned to the SpaceX Crew 4 mission to the ISS. This will be the fourth crew rotation flight for the Crew Dragon spacecraft. NASA astronauts Kjell Lindgren and Bob Hines have been assigned to the mission and will serve as commander and pilot respectively.

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SpaceX Starlink beta opens for $99 reservations and some patience

SpaceX Starlink beta opens for $99 reservations and some patience

SpaceX is opening up preorders for its Starlink beta, as the satellite internet service readies an expansion for those wanting to dump their ISP in favor of Elon Musk's orbiting constellation. A private Starlink beta opened up in mid-2020, with around 10,000 people currently using the service according to SpaceX's most recent announcement.

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NASA picks SpaceX to launch Gateway’s HALO and PPE elements

NASA picks SpaceX to launch Gateway’s HALO and PPE elements

NASA has announced that SpaceX will use its Falcon Heavy rocket to launch its Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO) and Power and Propulsion Element (PPE), two 'foundational' parts of the future Gateway station. The two components will be integrated with each other before launching, the date for which will be 'no earlier' than May 2024.

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SpaceX won the contract to put NASA’s SPHEREx mission into orbit

SpaceX won the contract to put NASA’s SPHEREx mission into orbit

SpaceX recently won a contract that will see it launch an important astrophysics mission into Earth orbit for NASA. The contract will have SpaceX put the NASA SPHEREx spacecraft into orbit as early as 2024. SPHEREx stands for Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoque of Reionization, and Ices Explorer.

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Amazon responds to claims that it’s attempting to stifle satellite Internet competition

Amazon responds to claims that it’s attempting to stifle satellite Internet competition

Certainly, one of the most profitable realms that SpaceX is involved in is satellite Internet service with its Starlink satellites. With the potential to make huge profits, satellite Internet service is something other competing companies are also trying to get into, including Amazon. This week, Amazon's satellite Internet project attempted to clarify its position in response to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's accusations that Amazon is trying to stifle competition in the sector.

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SpaceX Starlink Internet service has over 10,000 subscribers

SpaceX Starlink Internet service has over 10,000 subscribers

SpaceX has been putting load after a load of Starlink satellites into orbit to help get nationwide coverage for its Internet service. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced this week that the Starlink Internet service has over 10,000 subscribers in the United States and abroad. The public beta program for Starlink only kicked off in October 2020.

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This SpaceX Starlink limit has killed my satellite internet dream for now

This SpaceX Starlink limit has killed my satellite internet dream for now

SpaceX successfully launched another 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, aiming to add to the coverage of its internet service, but while the constellation may be moving it turns out your dish can't. Like a lot of people, I've been hoping to score a space on the Starlink "Better Than Nothing Beta" which is giving some users early access to the company's internet network, but it turns out there's some fine print that might limit how you hoped to use it.

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