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Aliens? Even Elon Musk has fun with rocket show

The bloom of exhaust that blossomed in Southern California’s skies during Dec. 22’s liftoff of a Falcon 9 rocket sparked jokes and jitters — with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk joining in. Was it an alien visitation? A North Korean rocket attack? … Continue reading

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SpaceX satellite launch sparks sky spectacle

SpaceX has sent 10 more satellites into orbit for the Iridium NEXT constellation, passing the halfway point in its 75-satellite launch contract. The satellites went into space aboard a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched at 5:27 p.m. PT today from Vandenberg … Continue reading

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Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster gets set for liftoff

After a flurry of speculation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is showing off his midnight cherry-red Tesla Roadster sports car as it’s being prepared for its ride atop a Falcon Heavy rocket. Liftoff from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space … Continue reading

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Elon Musk lifts the veil on Falcon Heavy rocket

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket just got more real, now that billionaire founder Elon Musk has tweeted out pictures of the triple-barreled launch vehicle. The late-night tweet was accompanied by three views of the rocket cores being processed at SpaceX’s Florida facility in … Continue reading

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It’s delivery time for space crew and cargo

Three new crew members are on their way to the International Space Station after a successful launch from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. NASA’s Scott Tingle, Russia’s Anton Shkaplerov and Japan’s Norishige Kanai lifted off at 11:21 p.m. PT Saturday aboard a … Continue reading

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SpaceX takes rocket reusability to new heights

For the first time, SpaceX has sent a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station from a refurbished launch pad, atop a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket. The Falcon lifted off at 10:35 a.m. ET (7:35 a.m. PT) today … Continue reading

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SpaceX will take rocket reusability to new heights

For the first time, SpaceX is aiming to send up a refurbished Dragon cargo capsule to the International Space Station from a refurbished launch pad, atop a refurbished Falcon 9 rocket. Liftoff is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. ET (7:35 a.m. … Continue reading

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