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What are you doing, InsideEVs? Are you really that thirsty for Tesla truck clicks? Is there a gas leak at your offices? Because I’m having trouble figuring out why the hell else you’d point out what is clearly a Mars rover image and speculate that it may be the new Tesla truck. It’s got six […]

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All About SpaceX’s Ambitious New Starship

I’m very excited about the SpaceX Starship, mostly because it represents the first spacecraft being designed for general-use space travel that goes beyond Earth orbit, and, well, that’s exciting. Currently, SpaceX has built a rough steel full-size prototype called Starship Mark 1, which they plan to launch in a…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Elon Musk Unveils His Gigantic Starship Prototype, Says It’ll Be Flying Within Months

SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the towering Mk1 prototype of his Starship space vehicle on Saturday evening in Boca Chica Village, Texas, announcing that the craft will be ready to fly within the next few months.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Secretive U.S. Air Force Spaceplane Breaks Record With 719 Straight Days in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s Boeing X-37B spaceplane broke a record yesterday for the most amount of time in orbit around the Earth. But we still don’t know when the uncrewed plane is going to land or even what it’s doing up there. All of the details about the X-37B mission are classified.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Secretive U.S. Air Force Spaceplane Breaks Record With 719 Straight Days in Orbit

The U.S. Air Force’s Boeing X-37B spaceplane broke a record yesterday for the most amount of time in orbit around the Earth. But we still don’t know when the uncrewed plane is going to land or even what it’s doing up there. All of the details about the X-37B mission are classified.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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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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