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SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts fly plush monkey and turtle as zero-g indicators

Home News Human Spaceflights SpaceX Crew-4 pilot Bob Hines and mission specialist Samantha Cristoforetti let their daughters select their zero-g indicators, a plush turtle named Zippy and small monkey named Etta. (Image credit: NASA TV) What do you get when you cross a turtle with a chimp and send both into outer space? A whole…

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SpaceX: Facts about Elon Musk’s private spaceflight company

Home References Spaceflight SpaceX’s Starship on the launch pad at Starbase on March 18, 2022. (Image credit: SpaceX) SpaceX is a private spaceflight company that sends satellites and people to space, including NASA crews to the International Space Station (ISS). Founder Elon Musk is also creating and testing a Starship system for lunar landings and,…

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Rocket Lab, SpaceX launching missions Friday: Watch them live

Home News Spaceflight A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 143 small satellites into orbit from Space Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida on Jan. 24, 2021 on the Transporter 1 rideshare mission. (Image credit: SpaceX) Rocket Lab and SpaceX both plan to launch missions on Friday (April 1), and…

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Why SpaceX Stopped Production Of The Crew Dragon Astronaut Capsules

SpaceX is reportedly putting a halt to the production of new Crew Dragon units, a vehicle that has been employed for ferrying passengers between Earth and the International Space Station. As per a Reuters report, the company will continue to develop parts for the existing fleet for refurbishing needs and will retain the necessary production…

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FAA delays SpaceX Starship environmental review another month to April 29

Home News Spaceflight (Image credit: SpaceX) The U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has delayed completion of an environmental review of SpaceX’s Starship program by at least another month, to April 29 at the earliest.The FAA has been working on a programmatic environmental assessment (PEA) of Starbase, the South Texas site where SpaceX develops, builds and…

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SpaceX will launch OneWeb’s satellites following Russia’s ultimatum

OneWeb will turn to a competitor to ferry its remaining first-generation internet satellites to space after Russia’s Roscosmos space agency issued an ultimatum to the company at the start of the month. On Monday, OneWeb announced an agreement with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. The private firm will ferry the remainder of OneWeb’s constellation fleet, with the…

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SpaceX plans to launch Starship into orbit in May

SpaceX’s long-delayed Starship orbital test flight might finally be close. As CNBC notes, Elon Musk now believes SpaceX will launch Starship into orbit this May. The company plans to have 39 “flightworthy” engines ready by April, and will take about a month to integrate them. The launch will depend on the newer Raptor 2 engines…

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2 SpaceX astronaut launches to the space station delayed by a few days

Home News Spaceflight The Ax-1 crew performs microgravity training ahead of their launch to the International Space Station, which is now targeted for April 3. (Image credit: Axiom Space) We’ll have to wait a little longer to see SpaceX’s next two astronaut missions take flight.Elon Musk’s company is gearing up to launch two crewed missions…

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The 20 most memorable SpaceX missions from its 1st 20 years in photos

Home References Spaceflight SpaceX has changed the spaceflight landscape during its two decades of existence. The company, which Elon Musk founded on March 14, 2002, has made rocket reuse routine, a breakthrough that allows for cheaper and more frequent launches. Thanks to SpaceX, the United States is once again sending astronauts to orbit from American…

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8 ways that SpaceX has transformed spaceflight

Home References Spaceflight SpaceX’s Starship is stacked atop its Super Heavy for the first time in August 2021 during tests of the new, giant reusable rocket. (Image credit: SpaceX) Falcon. Dragon. Starlink. Starship. Starman.SpaceX has contributed a lot to our spaceflight vernacular, showing just how far the company has come in its first 20 years. Elon…