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Dragon capsule delivers cargo to space station

Two days after its launch, SpaceX’s uncrewed Dragon cargo capsule was pulled in for its hookup to the International Space Station today. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Reused cargo ship launched on reused rocket

SpaceX sent nearly three tons of supplies, hardware and experiments to the International Space Station today, using a Falcon 9 rocket booster and a Dragon capsule that have both been flown before. The rocket rose from its launch pad at … Continue reading

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Space billionaires take the spotlight

Space is hard: That used to be the excuse for explaining why sending people into space would always be something only governments could do. Now it explains why even billionaires find the feat difficult. As SpaceX CEO Elon Musk told me back in … Continue reading

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket puts 10 satellites in orbit

Another 10 next-generation Iridium telecommunications satellites were sent into orbit today aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. This makes the fifth set of 10, out of a total of 75 that SpaceX … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s Starlink satellite plan wins FCC’s approval

The Federal Communications Commission says it has approved SpaceX’s application to provide broadband internet access via thousands of Starlink satellites — a new breed of spacecraft that’s currently under development at the company’s Seattle-area facilities. SpaceX launched its first test prototype … Continue reading

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Elon Musk deletes SpaceX and Tesla from Facebook

Facebook suffered another blow today: Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, had those two companies’ official pages removed from the embattled social network. Musk’s action came after it was pointed out to him on Twitter that SpaceX … Continue reading

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Elon Musk Q&A: First Mars ship is being built

SpaceX is building its first Mars transport vehicle, also known as the BFR, and “making good progress” toward short-hop test flights on Earth by the middle of next year, CEO Elon Musk said today. “We’re actually building that ship right now,” … Continue reading

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