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Starship prototype rocket blows up on test pad

Starship SN4, the latest in a series of prototypes for SpaceX’s super-rocket, exploded in a huge fireball today just after a static-fire test at the company’s South Texas facility. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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These landers made the list for lunar missions

NASA has selected teams led by Blue Origin, Dynetics and SpaceX to develop lunar landing systems capable of putting astronauts on the moon by as early as 2024. “We want to be able to go to the moon, but we want to … Continue reading

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SpaceX provides preview of Starship’s capabilities

SpaceX provided details about the expected capabilities of its fully reusable Starship super-heavy-lift launch system in a payload users guide that was issued online today. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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SpaceX’s Starship prototype blows up on pad

A prototype for SpaceX’s Starship super-rocket was destroyed tonight during a pressure test on its pad at the company’s South Texas facility. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Report: SpaceX seeking to raise $250 million

SpaceX is seeking to bring in about $250 million in new investment during a funding round that’s still underway, amid a burst of activity related to the company’s Starlink satellites and Starship super-rocket, CNBC reports. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Billionaire quits moonshot matchmaking TV show

It’s not you, it’s me: That’s basically what Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is saying about his decision to end participation in a reality-TV matchmaking show that would have traced the selection of a woman contestant to accompany him on a … Continue reading

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Reality-TV dating game offers moon trip as prize

What do you get when you cross “The Bachelor” with “Survivor,” and then throw in a round-the-moon trip? You might get the reality-TV project that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has signed on for. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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SpaceX’s Starship prototype rocket blows its top

SpaceX’s prototype for a Starship meant for trips to the moon and Mars suffered an eruption today on its South Texas launch pad, putting a dent in SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious schedule for flight tests. Clouds of vapor issued … Continue reading

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NASA adds 5 companies to moon delivery list

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture is among five companies that have just been cleared to deliver payloads to the moon for NASA. So is Elon Musk’s SpaceX, which is offering its Starship super-rocket for lunar trips. Sierra … Continue reading

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Elon Musk lays out fast and furious plan for Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk set a revved-up timeline tonight for testing and building a fleet of Starship rocket ships that he says would eventually take people on trips to the moon, Mars and other deep-space destinations. Standing in front of … Continue reading

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