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SpaceX Crew Dragon arrives in Florida for test flight

After months of testing, a SpaceX Dragon capsule that’s designed to carry astronauts to and from the International Space Station has arrived in Florida, marking a significant step toward this summer’s scheduled test launch. Even though the vehicle is called … Continue reading

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Could SpaceX mini-sub serve as space escape pod?

The mini-submarine created by SpaceX engineers may not play a role in the crisis it was designed for — the Thai cave rescue drama that’s now speeding to a resolution — but it could be a lifesaver for future space missions. “With … Continue reading

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Elon Musk sends engineers to aid Thai cave rescue

Billionaire techie Elon Musk is sending a team of engineers from SpaceX and the Boring Company to help with the increasingly desperate effort to rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a waterlogged cave in Thailand. The soccer team became … Continue reading

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Science-laden cargo ship reaches space station

Three days after its launch, SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo capsule is now attached to the International Space Station. Astronauts used the station’s robotic arm to capture the spaceship at 3:54 a.m. PT today and pull it in for its berthing. Over the … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket sends robot pal to space station

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off today from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, sending an AI-enabled, sphere-shaped robot companion to keep the International Space Station’s crew company. The European CIMON robot, complete with a video-screen smiley face, is packed … Continue reading

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Why SpaceX and Boeing can sell extra seats to orbit

RENTON, Wash. — When NASA’s Phil McAlister worked out the contracts with SpaceX and Boeing to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station, he made sure they could make some money on the side. The contracts contain a clause … 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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