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I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Written About How SpaceX Is About To Launch The Best Toilet Into Orbit

At about 8 pm EST today, the first all-civilian—as in no professional astronauts, no backing from a national space agency or military—crew will orbit the Earth in a commercial space capsule. This is a big deal, but all I can really focus on is the fact that the capsule will include a toilet with a […]

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NASA Chooses SpaceX To Launch Final GOES Satellite

NASA has chosen Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch a geostationary weather satellite, awarding SpaceX a contract to launch its GOES-U weather observation satellite.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NASA Chooses SpaceX To Launch Final GOES Satellite

NASA has chosen Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch a geostationary weather satellite, awarding SpaceX a contract to launch its GOES-U weather observation satellite.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Tech Icon Steve Wozniak May Be Starting A New SpaceX Rival

Okay, I don’t really know that this new company, Privateer Space, will end up becoming a direct rival to SpaceX, but I do know that it will be doing things in space, and that if I reference SpaceX in the hed, people are more likely to click. Look, I’m just being honest, here. I also […]

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Tech Icon Steve Wozniak May Be Starting A New SpaceX Rival

Okay, I don’t really know that this new company, Privateer Space, will end up becoming a direct rival to SpaceX, but I do know that it will be doing things in space, and that if I reference SpaceX in the hed, people are more likely to click. Look, I’m just being honest, here. I also […]

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NASA’s Defense Of Picking SpaceX For Lunar Landing Reveals Details Of Plan And Throws Real Shade

You know we’re planning to go back to the moon, right? We left some electric cars there, after all, and we should probably check on them. You also may recall that NASA selected SpaceX’s proposal for a lunar lander based on their in-development Starship spacecraft, and you may recall that Jeff Bezos didn’t take that […]

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China Sends First Crew To Their New Space Station

For the first time in 21 years, Earth has two separate crewed space stations in orbit. One is, of course, the International Space Station (ISS), with a crew of seven, and now there’s the three taikonauts aboard Tianhe, the core module of China’s new space station. There’s ten people in orbit now! Things are getting…Read […]

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SpaceX Lands Prototype Starship Without It Blowing Up Even A Little Bit

After a streak of four launch-and-landing attempts, each of which ended in a massive explosion, SpaceX finally managed to get one back on the ground without the fireball part. The Starship prototype SN15 launched, performed a “belly flop” maneuver, then landed vertically Wednesday. Sure, there was a little fire on the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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This Day In History: Hubble Space Telescope Goes Into Orbit

On April 25, 1990, NASA placed the Hubble Space Telescope into low orbit around Earth. It wasn’t the first telescope placed into orbit, but it’s been one of the longest-lasting and most versatile, providing gorgeous images of space that have furthered our understanding of astronomy and introduced future generations to…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Day In History: Hubble Space Telescope Goes Into Orbit

On April 25, 1990, NASA placed the Hubble Space Telescope into low orbit around Earth. It wasn’t the first telescope placed into orbit, but it’s been one of the longest-lasting and most versatile, providing gorgeous images of space that have furthered our understanding of astronomy and introduced future generations to… Read more…

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NASA’s Ingenuity Drone Could Potentially Glow During Flights On Mars

NASA successfully pulled off the first powered, controlled flight on another planet with its Ingenuity helicopter this week. The tiny rotorcraft managed to take off for a few seconds and land without any major incident. We also learned that the Martian atmosphere could potentially create enough static to make the… Read more…

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NASA Picks SpaceX Starship As The Next Lunar Lander To Land People On The Moon

Last year, NASA had narrowed down to three possible candidates to build the lunar landing vehicle for the Artemis program’s return to the moon: Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX. Today, NASA announced they picked the next lunar lander: Starship, built by SpaceX.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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NASA Picks SpaceX Starship As The Next Lunar Lander To Land People On The Moon

Last year, NASA had narrowed down to three possible candidates to build the lunar landing vehicle for the Artemis program’s return to the moon: Blue Origin, Dynetics, and SpaceX. Today, NASA announced they picked the next lunar lander: Starship, built by SpaceX.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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This Day In History: Apollo 13 Launches From Cape Canaveral

On April 11, 1970, the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission made a successful launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida carrying three astronauts set to conduct geological experiments on the moon. But despite the promising launch, the mission became a project in crisis management that put spacecraft technology to the test.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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People Love Breaking Into SpaceX

Yet another space enthusiast trespassed onto the SpaceX site in Boca Chica, Texas, last month, risking legal repercussions and even worse, the ire of dozens of SpaceX faithful, the Verge reports.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com