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Year in Space: From launch pad to beyond Pluto

Launches, launches, launches! 2018 was a big year for liftoffs, particularly for SpaceX and its billionaire CEO, Elon Musk. The past year also saw a number of notable trips to interplanetary destinations, including the Martian surface and two asteroids. What’s … Continue reading

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Elon Musk and Mars take the TV spotlight

Science fiction blends with fact in tonight’s double dose of Mars from National Geographic’s TV channel. Truth to tell, there’s more fact than fiction: The first show in the double feature is “Mars: Inside SpaceX,” which wraps a tale of … Continue reading

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Air Force contract marks a first for Falcon Heavy

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a $130 million firm-fixed-price contract to SpaceX for the launch of its classified AFSPC-52 satellite on a Falcon Heavy rocket. It’s the first national security contract won for SpaceX’s heavy-lift rocket, which had its … Continue reading

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The tangled tale behind Falcon Heavy’s Tesla

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk makes it sound as if he always wanted to put a Tesla Roadster, and not much else, on top of the Falcon Heavy rocket for this week’s historic maiden launch. But NASA’s former deputy administrator, Lori Garver, says … Continue reading

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Zillow CEO talks about his SpaceX investment

Zillow Group has just reported an eye-popping $1 billion in annual revenue — but the Seattle-based real estate data company’s CEO, Spencer Rascoff, has another milestone to celebrate. One of the private ventures that he invests in, California-based SpaceX, pulled off a successful maiden … Continue reading

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Spacefaring Roadster will miss Mars and asteroids

It took a day or two, but astronomers have figured out where the Tesla Roadster launched into deep space aboard SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is going. And it’s not the planet Mars or the asteroid belt. Observations of the Roadster, … Continue reading

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Elon Musk looks beyond Falcon Heavy triumph

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, says that even he was surprised by how successful the first flight of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket turned out to be, and that it boosted his confidence about building an even bigger … Continue reading

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