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SpaceX's first civilian crew will have zip ties and sedatives onboard their spaceship in case someone becomes a danger

The Inspiration4 crew enjoys weightlessness on a parabolic flight, July 11, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first civilians into orbit Wednesday, weather permitting. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed a five-month training program to prepare. Nonetheless, SpaceX is sending them up with zip ties and sedatives in case someone becomes a danger to themselves or others. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX plans to launch a spaceship full ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Associated Press, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Kramer, St Jude Children s Research Hospital


NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

The Inspiration4 crew sits inside a model Crew Dragon spaceship. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman, and Hayley Arceneaux. SpaceX SpaceX just launched its first tourist crew into Earth's orbit aboard its Crew Dragon spaceship. The mission, called Inspiration4, will have four civilians orbiting in the spaceship for three days. NASA astronauts' video from inside the ship shows how cramped their quarters will be. See more stories on Insider's business pag...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Spaceships, Lockheed Martin, Astronauts, Air Force, Crew Dragon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, Proctor, Hawthorne California


Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense five-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


SpaceX is launching its first civilians on Wednesday. Photos reveal how they trained for the 3-day spaceflight.

The Crew-2 members on a parabolic flight that simulates zero gravity. Left to right: Chris Sembroski, Hayley Arceneaux, Jared Isaacman, and Sian Proctor. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is launching its first spaceship full of civilians into orbit on Wednesday. The crew of this Inspiration4 mission completed an intense four-month training program with SpaceX. They climbed Mount Rainier, did a 30-hour simulation inside the Crew Dragon spaceship, and took a zero-gravity plane ride. See more s...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Science, News, Montana, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Air Force, Falcon 9


Drivers at Elon Musk's Las Vegas Tunnel Told to Say Musk is 'Awesome!'

If you ride the Boring Company’s Las Vegas tunnel, known as the Convention Center Loop, you might be tempted to ask your driver about the company’s founder Elon Musk. But don’t expect a straight answer. The company has a script for its drivers and TechCrunch got its hands on what employees are supposed to say. It’s…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Corporate Governance, Las Vegas, Hyperloop, Hawthorne California, Tunnel, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Chief Executive Officers, Boring Company, The Boring Company, Spacex Mars Program, Disaster Accident, Las Vegas Tunnel Told


Elon Musk Is Correct, I Am Specifically Attacking Space Itself and Not Just His Mars Colonization Project

Billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has big plans to abandon our endangered species and colonize Mars, under the theory that a planet whose conditions are inimically hostile to human life will make us less endangered. Fair enough.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Mars, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, Hawthorne California, Businesspeople, Star Trek Enterprise, Whitney Kimball, Colonization Of Mars, Spacex Mars Program, Exploration Of Mars


Elon Musk's Boring Company Wants to Build One of Its Ridiculous Tunnels in Florida

The city of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has accepted a proposal from Elon Musk’s Boring Company to build a transportation tunnel that would bring people from downtown to the beach, according to Mayor Dean J. Trantalis in a tweet late Tuesday. And if Musk’s previous tunnel efforts are any guide, the residents of Fort…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Corporate Governance, Hyperloop, Musk, Rahm Emanuel, Fort Lauderdale Florida, Hawthorne California, Tunnel, Businesspeople, Tesla Inc, Boring Company, Elon Musk 's Boring Company, The Boring Company, Elon Musk s Boring Company Wants


SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts were 'hooting and giggling' as they rocketed into orbit

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit Friday morning aboard the Crew Dragon spaceship. The astronauts gave a video tour of the ship in orbit and shared their reactions about the launch. "There may have been some hooting and giggling" during the ride, pilot Megan McArthur said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Spaceflight is serious business: Getting peo...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Demo, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. Update: The Crew-2 mission successfully launched into Earth's orbit early Friday morn...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch, Falcon


Watch live: SpaceX is launching 4 astronauts aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is rocketing four astronauts toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Live, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch


SpaceX is launching 4 astronauts into space on Friday. Here's how the journey will go - from liftoff to splashdown.

Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. Left to right: Thomas Pesquet, Megan McArthur, Shane Kimbrough, and Akihiko Hoshide. SpaceX SpaceX is launching four astronauts for NASA aboard a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship on Friday. Crew-2 is SpaceX's second routine astronaut mission to the International Space Station. Here's what to expect - from liftoff on Friday to an ocean splashdown six months later. See more storie...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Obama, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo


Watch SpaceX launch 4 astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday

The Crew-2 astronauts pose during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX SpaceX is set to launch four astronauts toward the International Space Station on Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is SpaceX's second routine astronaut flight for NASA. Watch the historic spaceflight on NASA's livestream below. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is rocketing four astronauts toward the International Space Station (ISS) on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Getty, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Rocket Launch, Falcon


Elon Musk's 'Public Transit' in Las Vegas Still Just Humans Driving Cars Slowly in a Tunnel

Local media outlets in Las Vegas were invited for a sneak peek of Elon Musk’s new form of ‘public transit’ on Thursday. But just how futuristic is this technology, which Musk’s Boring Company has dubbed the “Loop”? That depends how futuristic you think a car being driven slowly by a human inside of a tunnel might be.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Transport, Corporate Governance, Vimeo, Las Vegas, Nevada, Hyperloop, Tesla Roadster, Hawthorne California, Businesspeople, Boring Company, The Boring Company, Musk 's Boring Company, Mick Akers, Spacex Mars Program


SpaceX to launch billionaire Jared Isaacman into space with a mission of 3 private astronauts on the Crew Dragon

Jared Isaacman at SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX/Business Wire via AP Photo Billionaire Jared Isaacman has bought seats on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship to launch himself, a healthcare worker and two others — to be selected via sweepstakes — into orbit in late 2021. The mission, called Inspiration4, will be the first ever to fly a crew of people who aren't professional astronauts into space. "The risk is not zero," SpaceX founder Elon Musk said, but this is a big step toward maki...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Nbc News, US, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Dragon, Mars, Falcon 9, Gulf of Mexico, Musk


Astronaut Soichi Noguchi has now flown on 3 different spaceships. SpaceX's Crew Dragon is 'the best,' he said.

Astronaut Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is a mission specialist for Crew-1, the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX launched its first long-term astronaut mission for NASA on Sunday, blasting a crew of four into orbit. Soichi Noguchi, one of those astronauts, said Crew Dragon is "the best" spacecraft he's ever flown. Noguchi is only the third person ever to fly on three different spaceships: Crew Dragon, NASA's Space Shuttle, ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Falcon, Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been delayed until Sunday due to wind and issues with the rocket-booster recovery

The SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft sits atop a Falcon 9 rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 29, 2020. NASA and SpaceX have delayed the launch of their next astronaut mission to 7:27 p.m. EST on Sunday. The launch was scheduled for Saturday but pushed back due to "onshore winds and first-stage booster recovery readiness," according to NASA. The Crew-1 mission is SpaceX's first full-length, contracted mission for NASA. This was the fourth time NASA announced a...
Tags: Transportation, Weather, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Air Force, Boeing, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Walker


SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Sunday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Sunday at 7:27 p.m. ET. Called Crew-1, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and th...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, SpaceX SpaceX


SpaceX is slated to send its first full astronaut crew to space on Saturday. Watch it live.

NASA's Crew-1 astronauts participate in equipment testing at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX is scheduled to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday at 7:49 p.m. ET.  Called Crew-1, it's SpaceX's first full-length mission for NASA. Here's how to watch the rocket launch live. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX has secured its Crew Dragon spaceship to the top of a Falcon 9 rocket, and...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, SpaceX SpaceX


SpaceX is about to launch its longest and most ambitious NASA mission to date. Here's what to expect from liftoff to landing.

SpaceX's Crew-1 mission for NASA will fly (from left) astronauts Mike Hopkins, Soichi Noguchi, Shannon Walker, and Victor Glover to orbit aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. SpaceX; NASA; Samantha Lee/Business Insider SpaceX's Crew-1 mission is set to launch from the Kennedy Space Center at 7:49 p.m. ET on Saturday, rocketing four astronauts into space. It's the first full-length mission NASA has contracted from Elon Musk's company, and NASA's first full-length commercial space mission ove...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Obama, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, International Space Station, Cbs, Merlin


SpaceX's next astronaut mission for NASA has been pushed to November following an issue with its rocket engines

From left: mission specialist Shannon Walker, pilot Victor Glover, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX NASA's next mission with SpaceX will launch "no sooner than early-to-mid November," the agency announced Saturday. That mission, called Crew-1, will ferry four astronauts to the International Space Station and back. The launch was previously slated for Halloween. The del...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Iss, Boeing, Falcon, Delay, Crew, Walker, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Glover


Double Dragon: SpaceX plans to have at least 1 spaceship – and sometimes 2 – in space for the next 14 months without a break

Crew-1 astronauts Soichi Noguchi of JAXA and Victor Glover of NASA wear SpaceX spacesuits at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on September 24, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX’s next NASA astronaut mission is scheduled to launch on Halloween. After that, the company will have at least one spacecraft in orbit continuously for the following 14 months. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. SpaceX is preparing to launch four NASA astronauts on its Crew Dragon spaceship...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Estee Lauder, Astronauts, Iss, Tom Cruise, Boeing, Crew


A Japanese astronaut is in talks to join SpaceX's artist-filled Starship mission around the moon

Japanese astronaut Soichi Noguchi is slated to fly on the first operational SpaceX Crew Dragon mission, called Crew-1, but is also hoping to join a lunar flight. Sam Friedman/SpaceX SpaceX plans to launch a mission around the moon in 2023 with its reusable steel Starship vehicle. Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is funding the private voyage, called #dearMoon, and plans to bring along a handful of artists plus an astronaut or two. Soichi Noguchi, a JAXA astronaut who's slated to fly on ...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Japan, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, International Space Station, Spaceships, Tokyo, Mars


SpaceX has a new plan to keep boats away during its next astronaut landing — a response to the unsafe crowd it faced last time

Support teams and recreational boaters approach SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft after it landed with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Douglas Hurley in the Gulf of Mexico, August 2, 2020. Bill Ingalls/NASA SpaceX and NASA are set to launch four astronauts on the company's Crew Dragon spaceship on October 31. When the Crew Dragon splashed down at the end of its first crewed mission, boats of onlookers surrounded the capsule. That could have endangered the astronauts inside and exposed th...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Boats, Astronauts, Gulf of Mexico, Hurley, Coast Guard, US Coast Guard, Crew Dragon, Pensacola Florida


Astronauts just named SpaceX's newest spaceship 'Resilience' ahead of a major launch

NASA's Crew-1 crew members in SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft (left to right): NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, Victor Glover, and Mike Hopkins, as well as JAXA astronaut Soichi Noguchi. SpaceX via NASA SpaceX's next astronauts — Mike Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi — have named their new spaceship "Resilience." The astronauts are set to launch aboard the capsule, a Crew Dragon spacecraft funded by NASA and designed by SpaceX, on October 31. Visit Busi...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Resilience, Astronauts, Boeing, Falcon, Hopkins, Hurley, Mike Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Crew Dragon


SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. The linkup occurred 262 miles above the China-Mongolia border. In this image taken f...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Mars, Houston, Donald Trump, Musk


NASA Mission to Space Station Goes Horribly Wrong

A high-tech space capsule malfunctioned Friday morning during its first NASA test mission, temporarily stranding the unmanned spacecraft in the wrong place and dealing a blow to Boeing, its developer. The failed launch is a setback for NASA as it scrambles to finish work on a pair of new spacecraft that the space agency wants for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station. The new capsules could finally end the American space program’s long reliance on Russian capsules.Boeing’s CST-1...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, Russia, Nasa, Earth, Chicago, International Space Station, Boeing, Cape Canaveral, U S Air Force, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Hawthorne California, Tory Bruno, Jim Bridenstine, White Sands New Mexico


Musk's SpaceX sues U.S. Air Force over rocket-building contracts: filings

In the complaint, Space Exploration Technologies Corp said contracts were awarded for three "unbuilt, unflown" rocket systems that would not be ready to fly under the government's timeline, "defeating the very objectives" outlined by the Air Force's program. SpaceX asked the court to force the Air Force to reopen the $2.3 billion Launch Service Agreements competition and reconsider the Hawthorne, California-based company's proposal. In the watershed race for dominance in the space industry, ne...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Jeff Bezos, Air Force, Blue Origin, U S Air Force, Hawthorne California, Space Exploration Technologies Corp


Blue Origin and SpaceX get million-dollar NASA nod to test moon lander tech

Eleven aerospace companies will share more than $45 million in funds from NASA to design and test prototypes for the Artemis moon missions, the agency has announced. Among the established names like Northrop Grumman and Sierra Nevada are relative newcomers SpaceX and Blue Origin, looking to make a place for themselves on the agency’s biggest push in decades. The funds are to enable what NASA calls undefinitized contract actions, in which partners get to work before negotiations on the rest of...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Government, Tech, Nasa, Lockheed Martin, Houston, Boeing, Sierra Nevada, Artemis, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Dulles Virginia, Madison Wisconsin


Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight, blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its first customer payload. "T plus 33 seconds into flight, under the power of 5.1 million pounds of thrust, Falcon Heavy is headed to space," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said on a livestream. Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy’s two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a syn...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Falcon Heavy, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Hawthorne California, John Insprucker


SpaceX Layoffs Include 577 Positions at California Headquarters

Hours after launching its first rocket of the new year on Friday morning, the Elon Musk-led company told employees that roughly 10 percent of SpaceX’s workforce would be laid off. The vast majority of Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s more than 6,000 employees are employed at its headquarters and rocket factory in Hawthorne, California, and hundreds of others are based in Seattle, Florida, Washington, D.C. and Texas. Some 577 positions will be cut in Hawthorne, according to Jan Vogel, exe...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, California, Hawthorne, Hawthorne California, Space Exploration Technologies Corp, Seattle Florida Washington D C, Jan Vogel



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