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Falcon Heavy puts sports car (and Starman) in space

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX’s triple-barreled Falcon Heavy rocket rose into space today for the first time on a pillar of flame and clouds of exhaust, blending the serious and silly sides of spaceflight. And to top it all off, two … Continue reading

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Watch the Falcon Heavy’s final countdown

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The maiden launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket is arguably the biggest thing to hit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center since the retirement of the space shuttle fleet in 2011. Liftoff was set for 3:45 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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Elon Musk explains Falcon Heavy’s risks and rewards

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Launching the Falcon Heavy rocket is arguably one of the riskiest operations that SpaceX has ever taken on, but billionaire CEO Elon Musk says he’s made his peace with the risks. “Normally I feel super-stressed out … Continue reading

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Space Roadster has a ‘Starman’ in driver’s seat

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — When SpaceX launches a Tesla Roadster sports car into deep space atop its very first Falcon Heavy rocket, the driver’s seat won’t be empty. The company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, posted a photo on Instagram overnight … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches satellite, and rocket survives

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket sent a telecommunications satellite into orbit today for Luxembourg’s government and the SES satellite venture, setting the stage for next week’s maiden launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. The GovSat-1 spacecraft is the first component in a NATO satellite … Continue reading

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SpaceX sets Falcon Heavy’s first liftoff for Feb. 6

The world’s most powerful rocket finally has a date for its debut: Feb. 6. In a tweet, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk confirmed the target date for the first test launch of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket, which is due to send … Continue reading

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SpaceX test-fires Falcon Heavy rocket’s engines

SpaceX test-fired all 27 Merlin rocket engines on its mammoth Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time today, throwing up clouds of smoke and steam and sending out the roll of thunder from Kennedy Space Center’s historic Launch Complex 39A … Continue reading

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