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Elon Musk says that NASA is free to share all SpaceX IP with “anyone it wants”

SpaceX CEO joined NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine at SpaceX HQ in Hawthorne today to provide an update on the commercial crew launch program that the company is working on with the agency. During the remarks, which detailed the current state of the program and next steps, Musk reiterated twice that the intellectual property it’s developing in working with the agency is free for NASA to share with whoever it should wish. Early on in the Q+A portion of the event, Musk said that the learnings...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Ceo, Nasa, Earth, Information Technology, Dragon, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Hyperloop, Spacecraft

The first spacecraft that can service satellites to extend their life launched today

Up until now, commercial satellites have essentially been disposable. Even the massive, multi-ton ones that can have service lives spanning a decade or more eventually just become so much space trash once they’re out of fuel, or they experience some kind fo terminal mechanical failure. A new spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman and launched aboard a Russian Soyuz today (via could change all that, however. The MEV-1, as its known, is a satellite service spacecraft, which has the spe...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Satellite, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Space Debris, Northrop Grumman, Outer Space, Northrop, Intelsat, TC Disrupt, Orbit Fab

NASA calls for input on Moon spacesuits and plans to source them commercially in future

NASA issues a new formal request for info from industry specifically around spacesuits. The agency is hoping to gather information in order to help it figure out a future path for acquisition of spacesuit production and services from external industry sources. That doesn’t mean it’s outsourcing its spacesuit design and production immediately – NASA will build and certify its own spacesuits for use in the first Artemis missions, including Artemis III which is the one that’ll see the next Ameri...
Tags: TC, Space, Science, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Iss, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Spacecraft, Space Technology, Outer Space, RFI

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity Just Survived a Massive Crash in Outer Space

Gravity is big and weird and difficult to study. It moves through space as a wave, sort of like how light does. But these waves are subtle and difficult to detect. They occur in measurable amounts only after massive events, like the collision of black holes. Humanity didn't spot its first gravitational wave until 2015. Then, in 2017, astronomers for the first time detected both gravitational waves and light from a single event: a neutron star collision. Now, researchers are using data from t...
Tags: Science, Einstein, Outer Space

New DC/CW Crossover Pictures Confirm the Return of a Major Character

Shea Whigam teases his Joker character. Warner Bros. deals a heavy blow to its Six Billion Dollar Man reboot. Syfy has plans for Killer Klowns from Outer Space and Critters. Plus, new looks at Mary Poppins Returns and Legends of Tomorrow’s next episode, and Netflix adds a creepy mermaid show to its roster. Spoilers…Read more...
Tags: Science, The Walking Dead, Robin Hood, Syfy, Netflix, Warner Bros, Arrow, Legends Of Tomorrow, Joker, The Prodigy, Outer Space, Critters, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Mary Poppins Returns, Dc Cw Verse, The Six Billion Dollar Man

China’s Looming Land Grab in Outer Space

Xi Jinping promised that China will head to the moon. The plan is to occupy it like the South China Sea. And after that? Mars.
Tags: Science, China, Xi Jinping, South China Sea, Outer Space

Astronauts Are Reading Storybooks to Kids from Outer Space and Here's How to Get in the Orbit

Story time is fun and all, but with so many distractions these days, it can be hard to get kids to focus on a book instead of an iPad blaring Daniel Tiger. A new project from the nonprofit Global Space...
Tags: Science, Outer Space, Daniel Tiger, Astronauts Are Reading Storybooks

SpaceX successfully launches Iridium-5 Falcon 9 mission

SpaceX has successfully launched its Iridium -5 mission, which carries 10 satellites to add to Iridium’s NEXT global communications constellation. This is the fifth set of 10, out of a total of 75 that SpaceX is launching for client Iridium, and today’s launch used a first stage Falcon 9 booster originally employed last October for the third Iridium NEXT satellite launch. The launch included reuse of a flight proven rocket, but it did not include a recovery attempt for the first stage bo...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Ceo, International Space Station, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space, Iridium

Watch this Falcon Heavy reel by Westworld co-creator, including core landing miss

 If you couldn’t be at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch that happened earlier this year, the next best thing might be watching this highlight reel of the launch, the voyage of Elon’s Tesla-driving Starman and the landing/landing attempt of the three Falcon Heavy booster cores. Set to David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’, the nearly two-minute clip has plenty of footage of… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Tesla, Space Tourism, David Bowie, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Elon

Watch SpaceX launch a record-sized satellite on its 50th Falcon 9 live

 SpaceX is setting up to launch its 50th Falcon 9 rocket, with a payload that also represents a new milestone. The two-hour launch window is set to begin at 12:33 AM EST (9:33 PM PST) so it’s a late one, but if you’re a fan of watching SpaceX make history, this is one to watch. The Falcon 9 launching tonight is carrying Hispasat 30W-6, a satellite destined for Geostationary… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Space Tourism, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon, Outer Space

Scientist warns Elon Musk's Starman could be a bio-threat to Mars

Starman, the “driver” of Elon Musk‘s Tesla Roadster as it cruises through the cosmos, may be carrying the largest collection of terrestrial bacteria ever sent into space. “Even if they radiated the outside, the engine would be dirty,” scientist Jay Melosh said in a statement. “Cars aren’t assembled clean. And even then, there’s a big difference between clean and sterile.” SpaceX has not yet commented on whether Starman and Musk’s Roadster were sterilized before being sent into space. Starman is...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Design, News, Environment, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Bacteria, Space Travel, Mars, Extraterrestrial Life, Musk, Tesla Roadster, Starman

SpaceX misses catching Falcon 9 rocket fairing with a giant net on a big ship

 SpaceX nearly succeeded in catching the fairing used in its PAZ Falcon 9 mission on Thursday, using a barge called ‘Mr. Steven’ that uses four giant arms with a net strung between them to secure the used nosecone once it floats back from space. The fairing missed the boat by just a few hundred meters, but did land intact in the water, at least. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk noted that… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon, Steven, Outer Space

Watch SpaceX launch its first broadband internet satellites to space live here

 SpaceX is making a second attempt to launch its PAZ mission today, which includes the PAZ satellite from client Hisdesat, and is set for launch during an instantaneous window at 6:17 AM PST, or 9:17 AM EST. The mission was scrubbed on Wednesday due to high upper level winds, and reset for this morning. The Hisdesat payload is a satellite with radar instrumentation on board, with a planned… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Tech, Space Tourism, Satellite, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Outer Space, StarLink, Paz

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 carrying Starlink demo satellites

 SpaceX has successfully launched a Falcon 9 from SLC-4 at Vandenberg Air Force Base today, its first launch since its successful Falcon Heavy test earlier this month. The launch took off early Wednesday morning, after being rescheduled a couple of times from an initial target of this past weekend. The launch was primarily designed to bring the PAZ satellite to orbit (which was deployed as… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Spaceflight, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon, SLC, Outer Space, StarLink

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 carrying its first internet demo satellites live here

 SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 with client Hisdesat’s PAZ satellite on board today, provided weather remains favorable and everything else goes according to plan. The satellite, an imaging and radar instrument with a planned lifespan of five and a half years, will serve Spanish government and commercial needs, and will also work as part of a constellation together with TerraSAR-X and… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Airbus, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon, Outer Space, Falcon 1

SpaceX to use a net boat called ‘Mr. Steven’ to recover next rocket fairing

 SpaceX is all about reducing the cost of launching things into space, and right now one of those costs it think it can eliminate is having to use a new fairing every time it launches a rocket. The fairing is basically the shell at the top of the rocket that protects whatever cargo’s being launched (for instance, it housed the Tesla Roadster and SpaceX’s Starman mannequin during… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Transport, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon, Tesla Roadster, Steven, Starman, Outer Space

Here’s what it was like to be there when SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy

 SpaceX made history earlier this week with its Falcon Heavy launch: The Falcon Heavy is now the largest active rocket in terms of cargo capacity, and is able to propel over 140,000 lbs of cargo to lower Earth orbit, or smaller loads all the way to Mars and beyond. The launch was incredible to witness live, and watching the feed is cool enough, but we were actually there on site as it took… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Earth, Space Tourism, Mars, Spaceflight, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space

SpaceX’s spacesuited Starman mannequin serves a real purpose

 SpaceX put a “Starman” into space today, on a path to a potential wide looping orbit of Mars and Earth – it was actually a mannequin wearing an official SpaceX crew flight suit, but it was more than just a fun payload for a rocket that stood every chance of exploding mid-flight, it turns out. Elon Musk revealed on a press call following the Falcon Heavy launch on Tuesday that… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Mars, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Outer Space

Elon Musk says SpaceX to focus on BFR following Falcon Heavy launch

 SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said at a press event for the just-launched Falcon Heavy that SpaceX will now begin focusing in earnest on “BFR,” the code name for its next big space launch vehicle. BFR (aka “big f*cking rocket,” in case you lack imagination) will be designed to be a vehicle capable of using a single stage to make it all the way to orbit, with fully loaded tanks. Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon Heavy, Outer Space, Bfr

SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters

 SpaceX has managed an incredible feat alongside its historic Falcon Heavy first test launch today — landing two of its boosters at once, nearly simultaneously, intact. The first-stage rockets used during today’s launch included two flight-proven Falcon 9 boosters previously used during missions for SpaceX in 2016 and then refurbished, which landed at their intended destinations… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space

Watch the live feed from SpaceX’s Roadster-driving Starman in space

 SpaceX now has a live feed of its Mars bound simulated astronaut, a dummy wearing the private space company’s new crew uniform. There are cameras mounted on the Tesla Roadster the dummy is “driving,” which was the primary payload for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch, which went off almost perfectly as planned by SpaceX earlier today. The livestream switches between…
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Transport, Mars, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Tesla Roadster, Outer Space

SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches

 SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in active operation. The massive, three-booster rocket took off from Cape Canaveral in Florida as planned on Tuesday at 1:30 PM EST, lifting off from Kennedy Space Center’s LC-39A. This is a historic moment for SpaceX, since it has… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Spaceflight, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center

Behind the scenes of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch day prep

 SpaceX is launching its Falcon Heavy rocket tomorrow, and if it’s successful, it’ll be twice as powerful in terms of cargo capacity as its next closest active rival. That will help give SpaceX an edge in the growing private space race, and open up new opportunities in terms of potential clients, as well as set the stage for traveling to Mars. The launch itself is happening on… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Mars, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space

SpaceX successfully launches GovSat-1 on a flight proven Falcon 9

 SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with a geocommunications satellite commissioned by the Government of Luxembourg. The satellite, created by Orbital STK and to be operated by SES, will support humanitarian and military operations for Luxembourg, among other communications functions. The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral on Wednesday, a day after its initial planned launch. The… Read More
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Ses, Space Tourism, Luxembourg, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Spacecraft, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Outer Space

Watch SpaceX re-use a Falcon 9 first stage for today’s GovSat-1 launch

 SpaceX is launching a rocket today – no, not the Falcon Heavy, that’s still targeting February 6, but a Falcon 9 carrying a satellite bound for Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). The mission, GovSat-1, is set to take place during a launch window which opens today at 4:25 PM EST (1:25 PM PST) and closes at 6:46 PM EST (3:46 PM PST). The payload is a government satellite comissioned… Read More
Tags: TC, Transportation, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Falcon, Outer Space

SpaceX sets historic first Falcon Heavy launch for February 6

 SpaceX has set February 6 as the target for its Falcon Heavy launch, the first ever test flight of the new, high-capacity rocket that the company is building to allow it to send nearly three times as much payload per mission into orbit. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted the target date on Saturday, adding that there will be plenty of viewing opportunity for the public from the nearby causeway.… Read More
Tags: Travel, TC, Transportation, Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Space Tourism, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Outer Space

SpaceX test fires Falcon Heavy rocket, readies for launch in ‘a week or so’

 SpaceX has successfully test fired its Falcon Heavy rocket – but this is just the prelude to the big show. The static test fire performed today is a necessary step prior to an actual test launch, firing up all 27 of the rocket’s big Merlin engines prior to trying to do the same but actually following through with a proper take-off. The test fire, completed at the SpaceX Cape… Read More
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Merlin, Spaceflight, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Cape, Rocketry, Outer Space

Rocket Lab successfully launches second Electron booster test flight

 Rocket Lab is hoping to fill a niche for small payload orbital launches with its house-built Electron rocket and private launch facility – and now it’s one step closer to full commercial operations. The startup managed its second test flight (via Space) for its Electron booster – this time making it all the way to orbit, where it deployed some of its first ever customer… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Space, Science, Space Tourism, Commercial Spaceflight, Spaceflight, Outer Space, Electron, Rocket Lab

NASA just unveiled a tiny nuclear reactor for future Mars residents

Researchers at NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy announced they have successfully tested a small nuclear reactor that may someday provide power to human habitats on Mars and beyond. Called Kilopower, or KRUSTY (Kilopower Reactor Using Stirling Technology), the reactor comes in several versions to meet power needs from 1 kilowatt (enough to power a small kitchen appliance) to 10 kilowatts, and four or five would be needed to provide power for a habitat on Mars. “K...
Tags: Energy, Space, Science, Design, News, Nasa, Mit, Nuclear Power, Nuclear, Mars, Department Of Energy, Los Alamos, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Engadget, Stirling, Outer Space

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule returns from the International Space Station

 SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has returned from the International Space Station as planned, after spending around a month docked at the orbital facility. This Dragon spacecraft was previously flown on an ISS resupply mission, meaning it’s done the round trip successfully twice in its lifetime now. Dragon decoupled and departed from the space station around six hours ago, and finished… Read More
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, International Space Station, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Outer Space

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