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Everything You Need to Know About Crew Dragon, SpaceX’s Newest Human-Carrying Spaceship

This has been a very big week, space-travel-wise, because for the first time ever a privately-built-and-launched spacecraft capable of carrying a human crew (and, you know, maybe a space dog) docked at the International Space Station. Really, it’s the first private crew-capable spaceship ever to reach orbit. And while…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk’s Space Car Has Racked Up Way More Miles Than Any Car in History

A little over a year ago, SpaceX launched a 27-engine rocket, the Falcon Heavy, carrying a payload with Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster (and Starman) aboard. In November of last year, the space roadster passed by Musk’s future neighborhood on Mars.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Israel Is Preparing to Send the First Privately-Funded Spacecraft to the Moon

So far, there’s only been three countries to send spacecraft to the moon: the United States, home of the Whopper™, the Soviet Union (now re-branded as Russia), and China, maker of all the crap you own. It’s possible that very soon another country will be added to this select group: Israel. Notably, Israel’s lunar…Read more… […]

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Watch Rivals SpaceX and Arianespace Both Launch Rockets Within 15 Minutes on Wednesday Morning

Early risers on Wednesday are eligible to observe a rocket launch double header, with multinational company Arianespace planning to launch an Ariane 5 rocket carrying four Galileo GPS satellites for European customers at 7:25am ET and a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch carrying 10 Iridium satellites 15 minutes later at 7:39am…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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America Could Lose Its Access to the International Space Station for Nearly a Year

Boeing and SpaceX, owing to manufacturing delays and certification hurdles, are unlikely to provide NASA with the vehicles required to transport astronauts to the International Space Station next year, according to an alarming government report. As a result, and starting in late 2019, the U.S. might not have a crew…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Is Elon Musk Serious?

A kid-sized submarine arrived in northern Thailand, just a few hours before the final four members of a youth soccer team and their coach were rescued from the flooded Tham Luang cave complex. Elon Musk, whose minions had built the sub out of SpaceX rocket materials for the sole purpose of moving the trapped boys […]

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Russia Will Stop Building Their 53-Year-Old Workhorse Proton Rockets And It’s Partially Elon Musk’s Fault

The Russian Proton rocket, the Soviet Union’s and then Russia’s primary medium-lift workhorse rocket, is finally being discontinued after a remarkable 53-year run. A Proton rocket launched the very first space station ever into orbit (and every Soviet and Russian one since). A combination of highly toxic fuels, a…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins Bid to Build High-Speed Underground Rail in Chicago

Elon Musk’s underground transportation business, The Boring Company, has won a bid to create an underground high-speed rail line from downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport. The company beat out at least four other developers for the project, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to make an official…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Bacteria Is Why The Space Tesla Could Really Mess Up A Planet (If It Ever Hits A Planet)

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk launched a car into space in February, acting on something most thought was a joke. But less humorous are potential impacts the car could have on a planet, should it crash into one. Professors at Purdue University said the car could end up being a biological threat—or benefit.Read more… […]

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SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net by ‘a Few Hundred Meters’

Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket’s payload fairing—a feat that’s never been tried before. Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Watch SpaceX’s Second Attempt to Launch Experimental Internet Satellites Live Right Here [Updating]

SpaceX is set to launch a pair of experimental internet mini-satellites after yesterday’s launch was cancelled due to high winds. You can watch today’s launch of the Falcon 9 live right here starting at 9:00 a.m. Eastern (6:00 a.m. Pacific).Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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