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How Much Is SpaceX Stock Worth?

At long last, we can put a price tag on SpaceX stock -- even if we can't yet buy it.
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Elon Musk's 'incredibly expensive' tunneling plans unrealistic, says Uber

Elon Musk’s plans for underground tunnels to solve congestion in cities are unrealistic because they are too expensive to dig, Uber has said. Speaking about its “flying car” project, the company’s aviation engineering director, Mark Moore, said the Boring Company tunnels pioneered by the entrepreneur were “one of the most expensive things you can do”. "It's a great thing if he can do it. The cost is really what he's up against. It really is incredibly expensive to dig holes under the gro...
Tags: Uber, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, America, Los Angeles, Tesla, Musk, Moore, Mark Moore, Boring Company, Hawthorne LA The

Boeing-Lockheed's Vulcan rocket design 'nearly fully mature'

A joint venture between Boeing Co and Lockheed Martin Corp will conduct the final design review for its new flagship Vulcan rocket within months, it said on Wednesday, as the aerospace company heads for a showdown with Elon Musk's SpaceX and others in the launch services market. The final design review is a crucial milestone as the company, United Launch Alliance (ULA), tries to move into full production ahead of a first flight in spring 2021 after slipping from its initial 2019 timetable. ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Reuters, Boeing Co, Lockheed Martin Corp, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Boeing Lockheed, United Launch Alliance ULA, Dane Drefke

SpaceX says it’ll build and test its Starship prototypes in Texas, not Los Angeles

SpaceX says it’ll build and test the prototypes for its next-generation Starship space cruiser and Super Heavy booster in South Texas, despite a deal it struck to build a rocket factory at the Port of Los Angeles. At least by some accounts, the turnabout is a setback to Los Angeles’ efforts to build a high-tech “Silicon Harbor” at the port, with SpaceX’s planned 18-acre site on Terminal Island as the centerpiece. The Los Angeles City Council approved a rent-free, 20-year lease agreement with bil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Los Angeles, Port Of Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Council, South Texas, Silicon Harbor, Joe Buscaino, Terminal Island

India’s space agency is aiming to create world’s first rocket with two reusable stages

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has gained accolades for its multiple successful launches of reusable rockets. Now, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), wants to take this idea a step further and create the first rocket that has two reusable stages. According to a report from Times of India, ISRO is going to conduct advanced tests of this technology in June and July.  For the recovery of the first stage, ISRO is going to follow SpaceX‘s method and land it on a pad situated in the sea. To recover the se...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, India, ISRO, Insider, Indian Space Research Organisation ISRO, Times of India ISRO

Wine on Mars? The World's Oldest Wine-Making Country Wants to Make It Happen

The first human colonists on Mars will have to forgo many of the creature comforts of Earth -- things like enjoying an ozone layer, for example, or opting out of rearing genetically engineered Martian babies. Fortunately, one essential earthly amenity these hardscrabble colonists may not have to give up is wine. Georgia, a country with an 8,000-year-old viticulture tradition, is putting its top space and wine scientists to work figuring out how to grow grapes on Mars. The project, named IX Mil...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Washington Post, China, Georgia, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Iss, The Washington Post, Tbilisi, Chang, Ardmore, International Space Station ISS, Red Planet

Here's how Elon Musk and Glynne Shotwell announced hundreds of layoffs at SpaceX

Elon Musk and Gwynne Shotwell were choked up at an all-hands meeting on Friday where they announced layoffs of about 10 percent of SpaceX employees. Post-restructuring, SpaceX headcount still stands above 6,400, employees told CNBC.
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SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship leaves space station and splashes down in the dark

SpaceX’s robotic Dragon cargo ship splashed down in the Pacific Ocean tonight, bringing science experiments and used hardware from the International Space Station back to Earth after dark. The Dragon delivered nearly 3 tons of food, supplies and experiments to the station on Dec. 8, and it took more than four weeks to unload the cargo and reload the Dragon with payloads for the return trip. NASA delayed the Dragon’s descent by several days due to concerns about weather in the recovery area. The ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Pacific Ocean

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

The International Space Station will release its SpaceX cargo ship this weekend

Both SpaceX and NASA are eager to get the Dragon cargo spacecraft back to Earth now that it has fulfilled its duties in bringing much-needed supplies to the crew aboard the International Space Station. The ship was originally expected to be released from the ISS earlier this week but plans have since changed, and NASA now expects the space station to bid farewell to the Dragon on Sunday afternoon instead. Prior to this latest change, the most recent schedule would have seen the ISS release the ...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, International Space Station Program

SpaceX is laying off 10 percent of its workforce

After a banner year of successful rocket launches for Elon Musk's private space flight company SpaceX, so far 2019 sees the company coming back down to Earth hard and fast. The company announced on Friday that it would be laying off 10 percent of its workforce, according to Reuters. SpaceX currently has about 6,000 employees, so that 10 percent layoff number means that roughly 600 people will  lose their jobs. SEE ALSO: Watching SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch to space was like seeing int...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Says It Is Laying Off 10 Percent of Its Workforce

Just days after Elon Musk unveiled the first images of his aerospace company’s Starship test rocket, SpaceX has announced that it is slimming down its workforce by roughly 10 percent.Read more...
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SpaceX plans to lay off about 10 percent of workforce

"This action is taken only due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead," the company said
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Elon Musk's SpaceX To Slash 10 Percent Of Staff

In a major shakeup at Elon Musk's aerospace company, SpaceX announced Friday
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Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX cuts one tenth of workforce

Company cites ‘extraordinarily difficult times ahead’ behind decision to slash about 600 employees Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10% of the company’s more than 6,000 employees.The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead”. Continue reading...
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SpaceX to layoff 10 percent of workforce

The company said it will "part ways" with some of its manpower, citing "extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead." "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company. In June, Elon Musk fired at least seven people in the senior management team leading a SpaceX satellite launch project, Reuters reported in November. SpaceX's Starlink program is competing with OneWeb and Canada...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Canada, Reuters, StarLink, Telesat

SpaceX is trimming back 10 percent of its workforce in strategic realignment

SpaceX says it’s reducing its workforce by about 10 percent as part of a strategic realignment to focus the California-based company on providings its global Starlink satellite broadband service and furthering CEO Elon Musk’s drive to make humanity a multiplanet species. Word of the reductions came just hours after SpaceX executed its first Falcon 9 rocket launch of the year, putting 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low Earth orbit, and a day after Musk hailed the assembly of a subscale test prot...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, California, Musk, Falcon, Iridium, StarLink

Elon Musk's SpaceX said to be planning to cut 10 per cent of workforce

Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday. The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a "leaner" organisation for which it would "part ways" with some of its workforce. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company", a Sp...
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SpaceX to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce: LA Times

(Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. The company did not respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours. (Reporting by Supriya Roy in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
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SpaceX to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce: source

The company did not comment on the number of layoffs but said in emailed comments that it needs to become a "leaner" organization for which it would "part ways" with some of its workforce. "To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and a global space-based Internet, SpaceX must become a leaner company", a SpaceX spokesman said.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches 10 communications satellites

Using its Falcon 9 rocket, SpaceX on Friday launched the final group of next generation communication satellites, known as Iridium NEXT, completing a decade-long project. The 10 satellites, which are part of a 75-piece constellation, were launched at 10:31 a.m. ET from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Successful deployment of 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites to low-Earth orbit confirmed.
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Elon Musk shows off newly-assembled Starship

NASA might still be waiting for its first real test of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft -- which was recently pushed back into February for unspecified reasons -- but that's not the only spacecraft SpaceX has been working on. Starship, the forward-looking concept thought to be the future of the company's space exploration ambitions, has appeared in brief teases as it slowly inches its way towards testing. Now, SpaceX boss Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to show off the very first full...
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NASA announces delay of SpaceX Crew Dragon test launch

SpaceX's Crew Dragon is one of the spacecraft that NASA will eventually use to ferry astronauts into space, but it's not quite there yet. Unfortunately, an anticipated January test flight has now been pushed back for unspecified reasons, and NASA now says that Crew Dragon won't life off until February at the earliest. SpaceX has been working to fill NASA's need for a crew-capable ship that it can launch on its own terms without relying on Russia's Soyuz rockets, but the comp...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Demo, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Eastern Range

SpaceX's New Test Rocket Is Awesomely Retro

The hopper won't go into space. But it'll look cool on Earth.
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SpaceX launch completes Iridium satellite refresh

The $3bn refurbishment of the original sat-phone network will help transform air-traffic surveillance.
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Elon Musk shows off prototype of Mars-bound rocket, Starship

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has unveiled the first pictures of a retro-looking, steely rocket called Starship that may one day carry people to the Moon and Mars. Musk posted pictures on Twitter late Thursday of the test version of the Starship Hopper, which awaits its first flight test in Texas in the coming weeks. The prototype built in Boca Chica, along the Gulf Coast of Texas, is nine yards (meters) in diameter -- like the future rocket will be -- but is shorter.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Boca Chica, Mars Musk, Gulf Coast of Texas, Starship Hopper

SpaceX Launches 10 Iridium Satellites Into Orbit, Then Sticks Rocket Landing

Update for 11:45 a.m. EST: All 10 Iridium Next satellites were successfully deployed. A used SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lofted 10 final Iridium Next satellites into orbit today (Jan. 11), completing a two-year, eight-launch contract between the two companies. The rocket lifted off from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 7:31 a.m. local time (10:31 a.m. EST, 1531 GMT) during an instantaneous launch window. If all goes well, satellite deployment will begin about an...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Nasa, Earth, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Cooper, SpaceX Falcon, Iridium, John Insprucker, Insprucker, Desch, Meghan Bartels, Matt Desch, Aireon

SpaceX launches final batch of Iridium telecom satellites (and lands rocket)

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket deployed the eighth and final set of next-generation Iridium satellites into orbit today, closing off a two-year launch campaign. The rocket rose into partly cloudy skies from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:31 a.m. PT after a trouble-free countdown. Iridium CEO Matt Desch counted down the final seconds. Minutes after liftoff, the first-stage booster separated and made an at-sea touchdown on a drone landing ship called “Just Read the Instructions,” hundreds o...
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Pacific Ocean, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Iridium, Matt Desch

Elon Musk shows off SpaceX's Tintin inspired 'Starship'

It may look like something straight out of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century or Tintin's Destination Moon but, according to Elon Musk, the pictures he tweeted of his latest SpaceX creation are very much real. Musk, the CEO of SpaceX and electric car-maker Tesla, revealed that assembly of the 'Starship Hopper' test-flight rocket was complete and that the pictures of the shimmering, stainless steel construction were 'not a rendering'. The Tintin comparison is not an accident. In ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Nasa, International Space Station, Mars, Musk, Hopper, Grasshopper, Vtol, Boca Chica, Starship, Yusaku Maezawa, Big Falcon Rocket, Musk SpaceX

Elon Musk Tweets Again About Tesla Roadster Rocket Engines But He's Going in a Weird Direction

You might recall that around six months ago, Elon Musk tweeted that he was planning an option package for the next Tesla Roadster that would replace the rear seats with equipment for a SpaceX-developed system of rocket thrusters. Initially, Musk described the system as “dramatically improve acceleration, top speed, braking & cornering,” and followed up with “Maybe they will even allow a Tesla to fly…” Now it seems he’s pushing that last bit even more. Which is sort of nuts.
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