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SpaceX tweets Falcon Heavy rocket test

First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week. pic.twitter.com/tHUHc1QiKG — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 9, 2017 SpaceX showed off the first static-fire engine test for the center core of … Continue reading

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SpaceX updates plan for internet satellites

SpaceX has laid out its latest schedule for the satellite broadband service it’s developing in the Seattle area, starting with the launch of a prototype satellite by the end of this year. The ambitious plan foresees beginning the launch of … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s spy satellite launch marks milestone

SpaceX launched a top-secret satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office today, then brought its Falcon 9 booster back for a spectacular touchdown at its Florida landing zone. The NROL-76 launch marks a milestone as the first SpaceX launch fully dedicated to a classified mission, … Continue reading

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SpaceX exec compares rockets to airplanes

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell isn’t satisfied with last week’s history-making relaunch and landing of a previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. The way she sees it, rocket reusability doesn’t really count unless the rocket can be reused … Continue reading

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Elon Musk wants to launch a rocket every day

SpaceX took nearly a year to relaunch its first “flight-proven” Falcon 9 booster, but within a year or two, company founder Elon Musk expects to be able to launch the same rocket day after day. He also foresees a time … Continue reading

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SpaceX relaunches and re-lands a rocket!

Today SpaceX did something it’s never done before: reusing a Falcon 9 rocket booster that’s already been launched and landed. The Falcon 9 mission to send the SES-10 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit lifted off at 6:27 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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SpaceX puts Arcadia on the map for Mars

SpaceX’s current favorite place to land on Mars is reportedly Arcadia Planitia, which combines flat terrain, potential deposits of water ice and an equatorial region well-suited for solar power. According to Space News, that’s the word from SpaceX’s Paul Wooster, … Continue reading

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