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A cyberpunk scene at SpaceX's launch facilities: A robot dog inspected the wreckage of a Starship rocket prototype

SPadre.com SpaceX fans captured footage of a cyberpunk scene at the company's Texas launch facilities on Thursday. A robotic dog wandered the wreckage of a Starship prototype that exploded after its landing. The robo-dog is named Zeus, according to images of a doghouse stamped with the moniker. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SpaceX created a futuristic tableau at its Texas rocket-testing facilities on Thursday, when a robo-dog wandered the wreckage of its latest S...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, Dogs, Trends, Earth, Robots, Mars, Zeus, Musk, Boca Chica, Starship, Tech Insider, Rocket Landing


Minutes after a seemingly successful landing, SpaceX's Starship rocket exploded on the pad

The SN10 reignites its three Raptor engines to upright itself and land in this screengrab from a SpaceX livestream. SpaceX SpaceX flew a Starship rocket prototype six miles above Texas on Wednesday, landing it in one piece for the first time. About ten minutes later, however, the rocket exploded on the landing pad. This is Starship's third such test flight. The first two prototypes exploded immediately upon landing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. SpaceX finally lau...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Youtube, Trends, Earth, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Boca Chica


Watch live: SpaceX is launching a new Starship rocket prototype. The last 2 attempts ended in explosions.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX plans to launch a new Starship rocket prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air on Wednesday. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. Watch live feeds of the flight attempt below. Visit the Business section of Insider for more s...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


Watch live: SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is preparing to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air on Wednesday. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. Watch live feeds of the flight attempt below. Visit the Business section of Insider for m...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, South Padre Island


Japanese billionaire looking for people who 'push the envelope' for moon flight

Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, needs to fill eight spare seats on the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceXIt’s the sort of chance that comes along just once in a blue moon: a Japanese billionaire is throwing open a private lunar expedition to eight people from around the world.Yusaku Maezawa, an online fashion tycoon, was announced in 2018 as the first man to book a spot aboard the lunar spaceship being developed by SpaceX. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Japan, Spacex, Science, World news, Asia Pacific, The moon, Yusaku Maezawa, SpaceX Continue


Japanese Billionaire Who Bought Tickets on SpaceX's Starship Announces 8 Seats Are Up for Grabs

Yusaku Maezawa, the billionaire Japanese fashion CEO who paid big bucks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX for the first seats on its Starship spacecraft for a trip round the Moon in 2023, recently teased a big announcement regarding the journey. Mystery solved: Maezawa proclaimed on Tuesday he is offering anyone interested a shot…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Yusaku Maezawa, Maezawa


Elon Musk is trying to create a new city called 'Starbase' at SpaceX's Texas launch site

Left: SpaceX founder Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship serial No. 8 rocket prototype launches from a pad in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX Elon Musk is trying to create a city called Starbase at SpaceX's launch facilities in Texas. Musk wrote on Twitter that the city would be "much larger" than Boca Chica Village, where SpaceX is developing its Starship rocket. SpaceX has approached the judge's office in Camero...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Faa, Musk, Brownsville, Cameron County, Boca Chica, Cameron County Texas, SpaceX Elon Musk, Tech Insider, Dave Mosher, Starbase


SpaceX once left its rocket engineers on an island without food, leading them to mutiny, according to a new book

Elon Musk. Susan Walsh/AP SpaceX's first engineers lived on a remote Pacific island to prepare the company's earliest rocket for launch. In the first year that SpaceX was on the island, food shipments sometimes failed. So one day, hungry engineers refused to work until a helicopter brought chicken and cigarettes. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In SpaceX's earliest days, its rocket engineers lived on a remote Pacific island, where they occasionally ran out of food.O...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, California, Trends, Ars Technica, Ronald Reagan, US military, Army, Air Force, Pacific, US Army, Rocket Launch, US Air Force, Berger


Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck explains why the company needs a bigger rocket, and why it’s going public to build it

Rocket Lab packed a ton of news into Monday to kick off this week: It’s going public via a SPAC merger, for one, and it’s also building a new, larger launch vehicle called Neutron to support heavier payloads. I spoke to Rocket Lab founder and CEO Peter Beck about why it’s building Neutron now, and why it’s also choosing to go public at the same time. Unsurprisingly, the two things are tightly linked. “We have the benefit of flying Electron [Rocket Lab’s current, smaller launch vehicle] for a lot...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Finance, Beck, Supply Chain, Tech, Ceo, Earth, ERP, Launch, Computing, Rocket, Manufacturing, Aerospace


Rocket Lab debuts plans for a new, larger, reusable rocket for launching satellite constellations

Because news of its SPAC-fueled public market debut wasn’t enough, Rocket Lab also unveiled a new class of rocket it has in development on Monday. The launch vehicle, called Neutron, will be able to carry 8 metric tons (around 18,000 lbs) to orbit, far exceeding the cargo capacity of Rocket Lab’s current Electron vehicle, which can host only around 660 lbs. Neutron will also have a fully reusable first-stage, designed to launch on an ocean landing platform, not unlike SpaceX’s Falcon 9 booster. ...
Tags: Startups, Space, Spacex, Science, La, Virginia, Tech, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Louisiana, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon, Exit


Mars Rover, SpaceX launches, and the Hope Probe - these are some of 2021's biggest space stories so far

A screengrab from a NASA press conference of the Perseverance rover. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA's Mars Rover's daring landing on Mars is among the key space stories of 2021. The red planet is also an important destination for Elon Musk's SpaceX, the UAE, and China. Blue Origin and Zero 2 Infinity are among other space companies commanding attention.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The year has already got off to a winning start, with many key developments in the new spa...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, China, Virginia, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, International Space Station, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Uae, Falcon


Blue Origin pushes New Glenn orbital rocket’s first flight to Q4 2022

Jeff Bezos’ space company Blue Origin published an updated timeline for the first flight of New Glenn, the orbital rocket it’s building to complement its existing New Shepard suborbital space launch vehicle. The company is now targeting Q4 2022 – a slippage of roughly a year from the prior stated timeline of sometime towards the end of 2021. The main cause, per Blue Origin? Space Force passing on using New Glenn to launch national security payloads during a recent contract bid process. Blue Orig...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Tech, Space Tourism, Jeff Bezos, Spaceflight, Aerospace, United Launch Alliance, Blue Origin, Cape Canaveral, Northrop Grumman, Glenn, Outer Space


SpaceX is about to reattempt a high-altitude flight of its Starship rocket. The last 2 prototypes blew up.

SpaceX's Starship SN9 prototype failed to ignite one of its engines upon landing, so it slammed into the ground and exploded on February 2, 2021. Left: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters; Right: SPadre.com SpaceX is set to launch its newest Starship prototype tens of thousands of feet into the air as early as this week. Elon Musk estimated a 60% chance of a successful landing. The last two prototypes blew up. The launch window is fluid, so we will update this post once SpaceX confirms a planned...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Washington Post, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Spaceships, Mars, Faa, Rocket Launch, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Hannibal Hanschke Reuters


A 29-year-old woman who survived cancer as a child was just selected to fly to space aboard SpaceX's rocket

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39-A at Kennedy Space Center. Joe Burbank/Orlando Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/Tribune News Service via Getty Images 29-year-old childhood cancer survivor Hayley Arceneaux is set to board a SpaceX flight later this year. Arceneaux will be joined by three others as part of the first-ever all-civilian crew to enter space. Billionaire Jared Isaacman is chartering the flight and will select two more to join.  Visit the Business section o...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Cancer, Trends, Getty Images, New York Times, Astronaut, Times, Falcon, Memphis Tennessee, SpaceX Falcon, St Jude Children s Research Hospital, St. Jude, Tech Insider


FAA Ends Investigations Into Crashed SpaceX Starship Prototypes: Report

The Federal Aviation Administration has ended its investigations into SpaceX’s last two Starship prototype tests, dubbed SN8 and SN9, according to CNN’s Jackie Wattles. News of the federal probes threw the launch of SpaceX’s SN10 prototype into legal limbo, but on Sunday CEO Elon Musk seemed confident that the matter…Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Cnn, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Jackie Wattles


From the Mars Rover landing to SpaceX satellite launches, these are some of 2021's biggest space stories so far

The first (left) and second (right) images that the Perseverance rover took seconds after landing on Mars, February 18, 2021. NASA Nasa's Mars Rover's daring landing on Mars is among the key space stories of 2021. The red planet is also an important destination for Elon Musk's SpaceX, the UAE, and China. Blue Origin and Zero 2 Infinity are among other space companies commanding attention.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The year has already got off to a winning sta...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, China, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Features, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Uae, Falcon, Blue Origin, Mars Rover


A Spanish startup is offering trips to space in helium balloons as a cheaper alternative to SpaceX

Setting off from Andalucia in the south of the country, the space trip will take six hours. Zero 2 Infinity Spanish startup Zero 2 Infinity will soon be launching operational helium balloon space flights. Tourists will be taken 40 kilometers above Earth, allowing them to enjoy the "overview effect." As well as being lower cost, it's a lower risk operation than more ambitious missions like SpaceX. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Founded in 2009 by Jose Mariano Lopez-...
Tags: Travel, Space, Spacex, Science, Life, International, Trends, Spain, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Space Flight, Mars, Andalucia


Axiom Space raises $130 million for its commercial space station ambitions

One of the new space startups with the loftiest near-term goals has raised $130 million in a Series B round that demonstrates investor confidence in the scope of its ambitions: Axiom Space, which has been tapped by NASA to add privately-developed space station modules to the ISS, announced the new funding led by C5 Capital on Tuesday. This is the latest in a string of high-profile announcements for Axiom, which was founded in 2016 by a team including space professionals with a history of demonst...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Funding, Tech, Nasa, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Houston, Iss, Tom Cruise, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Falcon


Starlink vs. 5G: Which Could Be the Better Home Internet Service?

Reports indicate that Americans are clearly interested in both SpaceX’s Starlink and 5G broadband as potential home internet services. But so far it’s unclear which option has more appeal compared to traditional cable broadband. Some reports show Americans are more interested in Starlink, while others indicate most…Read more...
Tags: Internet Of Things, Spacex, Science, Technology, Broadband, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Verizon Communications, Mobile telecommunications, 5g, StarLink, T Mobile US, Satellite Internet Access, Technology Internet, Better Home Internet Service


SpaceX Selected by NASA To Launch First Two Elements of the Lunar Gateway

NASA selected SpaceX to deliver the first two segments of the moon-orbiting Lunar Gateway space station on Wednesday, the second high-profile contract the government agency awarded the private aerospace manufacturer this week.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa


NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $332M mission to launch lunar Gateway components in 2024

NASA has announced that SpaceX will take two major parts of the Gateway lunar orbiter that will function as a pit stop for future moon missions. The Power and Propulsion Element and Habitation and Logistics Outpost — which together will form the first usable lunar space station — will go up in 2024 on a Falcon Heavy, with an estimated price tag of $332 million. The Falcon Heavy, which provides a far larger lift capacity than SpaceX’s now commonly used Falcon 9, has only had two commercial launch...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Nasa, Power, Aerospace, Artemis, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, STP, Arabsat, Lunar Gateway, NASA Northrop Grumman


SpaceX Officially Opens Starlink Preorders

Hopeful Starlink users no longer have to wait for a magical beta invite to use the service. SpaceX has officially opened pre-orders to everyone currently in its service area, reports The Verge.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, StarLink


Regional ISPs Are Skeptical That SpaceX's Starlink Can Deliver On Its Internet Promises

Some regional internet service providers are urging the FCC to reexamine the recent rural broadband auction process that awarded unproven companies like SpaceX’s Starlink hundreds of millions of dollars to provide reliable broadband access to people in rural areas of the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Fcc, Internet Service Providers, Broadband, Telecommunications, Internet Access, Information and Communications Technology, StarLink, Business Finance, Satellite Internet Access, Technology Internet


FAA to Oversee Investigation of Crashed SpaceX Starship Prototype

The explosive crash of a SpaceX prototype Starship rocket this week has prompted the Federal Aviation Administration to oversee an investigation into the incident. The news follows recent reports that SpaceX violated federal safety regulations late last year.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Transport, Faa, Spaceflight, Hyperloop, Federal Aviation Administration, Aviation Safety, Businesspeople, Spacex Raptor, SpaceX Starship, Spacex Launch Vehicles, Disaster_accident, Cargo Spacecraft, Spacex South Texas Launch Site


Space Cargo Unlimited looks to space to make wine grape vines more resistant to climate change

The commercialization of space isn’t just about what new sensors we can put into orbit on cheaper and smaller satellites — it’s also about studying and leveraging the advantages of a microgravity environment on manufacturing and production. European startup Space Cargo Unlimited is focused on turning microgravity benefits into viable commercial ventures on Earth, and it just announced it will be working with global vine nursery company Mercier on applying the benefits of space to create more-har...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Tech, Earth, International Space Station, Wine, Manufacturing, Radiation, Canopy, Aerospace, Bordeaux, Additive Manufacturing, Mercier, Space Cargo Unlimited


Elon Musk Returns to Twitter After 46-Hour Hiatus, Causes Dogecoin Price to Soar

Elon Musk made a triumphant return to Twitter overnight, following his announcement early Tuesday that he’d be leaving the social media platform for “a while.”Read more...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Corporate Governance, Doge, Hyperloop, Dogecoin, Businesspeople, Drafthex, Elon Musk Returns


Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s 2nd Starship test flight ends with another kaboom

SpaceX launches Starship SN9 for a test flight from its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, February 2, 2021. Starship SN9 perform the belly flop maneuver but had a landing and exposed on the landing pad. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photographer. SpaceX launches Starship SN9 for a test flight from its facilities in Boca Chica, Texas, February 2, 2021. Starship SN9 perform the belly flop maneuver but had a landing and exposed on the landing pad. Photo by Gene Blevins/Contributing Photograp...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, News, US, Sport, Soccer, Mars, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Musk, Fla, Hawthorne, MARCIA DUNN


Up in flames: SpaceX Starship test flight ends in fiery crash, again

Futuristic rocket explodes on landing after test in TexasElon Musk developing Starship to carry people to MarsSpaceX’s second full test flight of its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship ended in another fiery crash landing on Tuesday.Elon Musk’s company launched its latest Starship prototype from the south-eastern tip of Texas, two months after the previous test ended in an equally explosive belly flop. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Technology, World news, US news, TexasElon Musk


Watch live: SpaceX is about to try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Live, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island


Watch SpaceX try launching a new Starship rocket 6 miles above Texas on Tuesday

Left: Elon Musk at a press briefing on March 2, 2019. Right: SpaceX's Starship SN8 rocketship prototype launches in Boca Chica, Texas, on December 9, 2020. Dave Mosher/Insider; SpaceX SpaceX is poised to fly the SN9 prototype of its Starship rocket system six miles above south Texas on Tuesday, with a backup launch window on Wednesday. Elon Musk publicly blasted the FAA for refusing to approve this flight last week. The agency cited "outstanding safety issues." SpaceX's last attempt, w...
Tags: Transportation, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Trends, Spaceships, Rockets, Mars, Faa, Spaceflight, Rocket Launch, Musk, South Padre Island, SpaceX SpaceX



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