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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists toward orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket screa...
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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

The Inspiration4 crew lifted off aboard a Falcon 9 rocket on September 15, 2021. Inspiration4/John Kraus; NASA/Aubrey Gemignani SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Inspiration4 mission is sending four people into orbit for three days aboard a Crew Dragon spaceship. In space, the crew members will do scientific research, make art, and take in the views. See more stories on Insider's business page. A SpaceX rocket just sc...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch, Falcon, Crew Dragon


SpaceX is about to launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit. Watch it live Wednesday night.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss


SpaceX rocket to take world’s first all-civilian crew into orbit

Four-person Inspiration4 mission will orbit Earth for up to four days and marks latest step in space tourismThe world’s first crew of “amateur astronauts” is preparing to blast off on a mission that will carry them into orbit around Earth before bringing them back home at the weekend.The four civilians, who have spent the past few months on an astronaut training crash course, are due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 8.02pm local time on Wednesday ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, UK, Science, World news, US news, Earth, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX is about to launch 4 inexperienced civilians into Earth's orbit. Watch it live on Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew poses in front of the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spaceship that will launch them into space. Inspiration4/John Kraus SpaceX is about to launch its first private human spaceflight, the Inspiration4 mission. There will be no professional astronauts on board. Instead, four civilians are set to orbit Earth in a spaceship. Watch SpaceX's livestream below starting Wednesday afternoon. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time ever, a space...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Richard Branson, Lockheed Martin, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Rocket Launch


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


Boeing's spaceship launch for NASA is seriously delayed as 'disappointing' technical issues send it back to the factory

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket with Boeing's Starliner spacecraft onboard is readied at the launchpad, July 29, 2021 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. NASA/Aubrey Gemignani Boeing's Starliner spaceship won't launch to the International Space Station for NASA this month. Four valves on the spaceship's propulsion system are stuck, preventing it from firing its engines. Boeing is rolling Starliner back to the factory for further troubleshooting. See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Jupiter, Iss, Boeing, Lucy, Commercial Crew Program, International Space Station ISS, Cape Canaveral Florida


Boeing's spaceship has yet another technical issue, delaying the launch of a critical re-do flight for NASA

Boeing's Starliner spacecraft stacked atop an Atlas V rocket at in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 17, 2021. Boeing Boeing has delayed the launch of a critical test flight for NASA after discovering technical issues. Engineers found "unexpected valve position indications" in the Starliner spaceship's propulsion system. Boeing aims to fly astronauts but has suffered a series of delays and software issues. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing found technical issues w...
Tags: Spacex, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Commercial Crew Program, Cape Canaveral Florida, Kennedy Space Center


Watch live: Boeing will launch its spaceship on a do-over flight on Tuesday to prove it can carry astronauts for NASA

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is set to launch its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Tuesday. Before flying astronauts, Starliner must complete this uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boeing's Starliner spaceship will attempt to redeem itself on...
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Commercial Crew Program


Boeing is ready try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing is ready to try flying its spaceship to the space station for NASA once again, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA next week. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. Next week, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Russia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT


Boeing will once again try to fly its spaceship to the space station for NASA on Friday, after failing its first attempt

A computer rendering of Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spaceship orbiting Earth. Boeing Boeing is launching its Starliner spaceship to the International Space Station for NASA on Friday. Starliner is designed to fly astronauts, but first it needs to complete an uncrewed test flight successfully. Boeing tried this flight in 2019, but a software issue prevented Starliner from reaching the ISS. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Friday, Boeing's Starliner spaceship will a...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Boeing, Rocket Launch, OFT, Cape Canaveral Florida


NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa's vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in October 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its nex...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Alien Life, Jupiter, Europa, Rocket Launch, Berger, Extraterrestrial Life, Spacecraft


A startup offering to take tourists to space in a ship lifted by an enormous balloon is selling tickets for $125,000 a ride

Spaceship Neptune. Space Perspective Space Perspective is building a balloon that will shuttle tourists to the "edge of space." Tickets for the luxury six-hour round trip journey start at $125,000. The Spaceship Neptune will bring tourists above 99% of Earth's atmosphere. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forget airplanes, cruises, and hotels. Space Perspective wants to take you on a $125,000 luxury trip to the "edge of space," according to the company. Spacesh...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Bloomberg, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Tourism, Neptune, Jane Poynter, Kennedy Space Center, Nikki Ekstein


NASA’s Upcoming Megarocket Is Really Starting to Take Shape

NASA has reached an important milestone, as the 188,000-pound core stage of its latest rocket is now standing vertically inside an assembly building in Florida.Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Nasa, Orion, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center, Space Launch System, Lunar Gateway, Artemis program, Artemis Iii, Mobile Launcher Platform, Exploration Ground Systems, Artemis 1


Photos shows NASA's newly-assembled megarocket, which is taller than the Statue of Liberty and its most powerful launch vehicle built since the 1960s

The core module of the Space Launch System placed between the two booster rockets. NASA NASA assembled its first Space Launch System rocket on Friday. The rocket is the first of NASA's new generation of heavy launchers. The assembly is an important step in NASA's plan to put humans back on the moon by 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has released new photos of its newly-assembled Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket, its most powerful launch vehicle buil...
Tags: Florida, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Bbc, News UK, Rocket, Mars, Kennedy Space Center, Christina Koch, SLS, NASA NASA, Jessica Meir, Mars Saturn, Marianne Guenot


SpaceX just launched 5,000 tardigrades into space so astronauts can study how indestructible they are

A tardigrade under a microscope. Shutterstock SpaceX launched tardigrades and baby squid toward the space station on Thursday. The creatures are part of a resupply mission - astronauts will test how well they survive in orbit. Tardigrades can withstand extreme temperatures and pressures, including being shot out of a gun. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX's latest resupply mission to the International Space Station has some tiny, living passengers.Five thousand ta...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Cnn, International Space Station, University of Florida, Iss, Squid, Jamie, Antarctic, Tardigrades


NASA is developing plans to build an enormous, Arecibo-like telescope inside a crater on the moon

An illustration of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope concept. Vladimir Vustyansky NASA is funding research into how a radio telescope could be built on the far side of the moon. It could function similarly to the Arecibo telescope, which collapsed in December. A lunar telescope could hear radio waves from the early universe that Earth-based telescopes can't. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is paying a team of researchers to develop a plan for a telescope on the far...
Tags: Astronomy, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Radio, Moon, Einstein, Telescope, Venus, Puerto Rico, Craters, Space Technology, Kennedy Space Center


Astronaut Michael Collins, who circled the moon during the Apollo 11 landing, has died at age 90

Michael Collins practices in the Apollo 11 Command Module simulator on June 19, 1969, at Kennedy Space Center. NASA NASA astronaut Michael Collins, who participated in the Apollo 11 moon-landing mission, has died at 90. Collins piloted the Command Module Columbia while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon. "The thing I remember most is the view of planet Earth from a great distance," Collins later said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Astronaut Michael Collins...
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SpaceX's new astronaut flight for NASA has reached the space station, which is now crowded with 11 people

There are now 11 humans aboard the International Space Station. NASA Crew-2 arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday morning. There are now 11 astronauts on the ISS for at least the next four days. Crew-1 astronauts will return to Earth as early as Wednesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. A new international crew of astronauts, riding SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, has arrived at the International Space Station (ISS).The astronauts - Shane Kimbroug...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Esa, International Space Station, News UK, European Space Agency, Spaceships, Astronauts, Iss, Columbus


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


Elon Musk said watching SpaceX's Friday astronaut launch was 'extremely intense' - he couldn't sleep the night before

Elon Musk (left) arrives at NASA's Kennedy Space Center ahead of the Crew-2 launch (right) on April 23, 2021. Aubrey Gemignani/NASA via AP; Joe Skipper/Reuters Elon Musk watched his company SpaceX rocket four astronauts into orbit on Friday. Musk said he usually can't sleep the night before a launch. This is SpaceX's third astronaut flight, but Musk said it's still an "extremely intense" experience. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Florida sky exploded w...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Ap, Nasa, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, Falcon, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency


LIFTOFF: SpaceX launches 4 astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavour, its first time reusing a spaceship on a crewed mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with the Crew-2 mission on April 23, 2021. NASA TV SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit for NASA early Friday morning. The Crew-2 mission is using a recycled Crew Dragon spaceship and Falcon 9 rocket booster. Now the Crew Dragon, named Endeavour, must dock to a crowded International Space Station. See more stories on Insider's business page. A recycled SpaceX rocket launched a multinational crew of four astronauts into Earth's orbit on Frida...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, European Space Agency, Spaceships, Astronauts, Falcon 9, Iss, Demo


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


NASA has chosen SpaceX's Starship to land its next astronauts on the moon

Left: The SN10 Starship prototypes soars above Boca Chica, Texas, March 3, 2021. Right: Elon Musk Spacex; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images NASA is awarding SpaceX an exclusive contract to land the first humans on the moon since 1972. The company's Starship spaceship will carry two astronauts to the moon as early as 2024. SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, beat out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin for the contract. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has picked SpaceX to put it...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Orion, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Astronauts, Spaceflight, Artemis, Musk


NASA is developing a plan to build an Arecibo-like telescope on the moon

An illustration of the Lunar Crater Radio Telescope concept. Vladimir Vustyansky NASA is funding research into how a radio telescope could be built on the far side of the moon. It could function similarly to the Arecibo telescope, which collapsed in December. A lunar telescope could hear radio waves from the early universe that Earth-based telescopes can't. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA is paying a team of researchers to develop a plan for a telescope on the far...
Tags: Astronomy, Florida, Science, News, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Radio, Moon, Einstein, Telescope, Venus, Puerto Rico, Craters, Space Technology, Kennedy Space Center


SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket booster for a record-breaking 9th time

The Falcon 9 booster lands on a ship after launching the Demo-2 mission into space, May 30, 2020. SpaceX SpaceX launched its Falcon 9 rocket booster for a record-breaking 9th time. The rocket delivered a payload of Starlink satellites, bringing the total to 180 launched in the past two weeks. The launch underscores Space X's Falcon 9 reusability program. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX on Sunday launched a new batch of 6o Starlink internet satellites into orbi...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Trends, Nasa, Antarctica, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Flor, StarLink, Tech Insider, Weekend BI UK, Zahra Tayeb


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


NASA is destroying this iconic launcher platform (and no one wants the parts)

NASA's Mobile Launcher Platform-2 supported the launches of historic Apollo missions, including two crewed missions to the Moon.The space agency is in the process of deconstructing the platform to make space for its new Space Launch System (SLS).NASA's Artemis program aims to launch three missions, including a crewed mission to the lunar surface in 2024. NASA plans to scrap its Mobile Launcher Platform-2 (MLP-2), the gigantic structure that helped launch more than 50 missions, including Apollo ...
Tags: Space, Science, Joe Biden, Nasa, Moon, Innovation, Orion, Mars, Artemis, North Star, Kennedy Space Center, MLP, Smithsonian National Air, Jim Bridenstine, Scott Tenhoff, Mobile Launcher



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