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Prince gets a shout-out from space station

We caught a #Dragon! @AstroPeggy & @Astro2Fish use @Space_Station’s robotic arm to capture @SpaceX’s cargo vehicle: https://t.co/mzKW5uDsTi pic.twitter.com/g258TK6dcK — NASA (@NASA) June 5, 2017 What do Prince and SpaceX’s Dragon cargo capsule, freshly arrived at the International Space Station, have … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches its first reused cargo ship

SpaceX took one more step in its campaign for rocket reusability today by sending a previously flown Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station for the first time. If all goes well, it should mark the first space station rendezvous … Continue reading

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SpaceX rocket launches Inmarsat satellite

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket today launched the Inmarsat-5 F4 telecommunications satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit ranging beyond 22,000 miles in height – so high that there was no chance to bring the first-stage booster back for a landing. The rocket lifted off … Continue reading

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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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