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These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data into two charts that summarize the roles and duties of those being let go. Technicians, engineers, and machinists together make up a majority of SpaceX's terminated positions, while managers and supervisors represent about 7% of the layoffs...
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SpaceX is reportedly laying off about 10% of its workforce

SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday citing an unnamed source. The company has more than 6,000 employees and has been working rapidly to build and start testing a prototype of its brand-new rocket system. SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. SpaceX currently has more than 6,000 employe...
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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 ...
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Elon Musk says SpaceX's Starship could reach orbit within 2 years. Here's the latest photo of the spaceship's construction.

Elon Musk shared pictures on Twitter showing the construction of a prototype of SpaceX's massive Mars-bound spaceship at a launch site in Texas. The 180-foot-tall Starship, previously known as the Big Falcon Spaceship, is being designed to ultimately carry humans to Mars. Musk also said Starship has a 60% chance of launching into orbit by 2020. SpaceX is taking major steps toward CEO Elon Musk's ultimate goal to send humans to Mars. Musk recently posted images on Twitter showing the construc...
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Elon Musk shows off stainless steel ‘Starship’

It was just last month that Elon Musk took to Twitter to unceremoniously announce that he was changing the name of the crew module and rocket booster of SpaceX's BFR rocket program to "Starship" and "Super Heavy," respectively. Now, in another spontaneous update from Musk via Twitter, we're getting our first good look at the Starship section in all its stainless steel glory. In the early morning hours, Musk tweeted out an image of the top section of the spacecraft with the simple captio...
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What is going on with SpaceX and all these Big Falcon Rocket changes? (ars technica)

Enlarge / Elon Musk speaks near a Falcon 9 rocket during his announcement that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard the BFR launch vehicle. (credit: DAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty Images) SpaceX and Elon Musk have been in the news a lot in recent days, both because of financial disclosures and the rocket company founder's musings on Twitter about his current space obsession—the Big Falcon Rocket or BFR. There has been a lot to process, so...
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SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket goes bolder, changes its name to Starship

Elon Musk has revealed that he's changing the name of SpaceX's Big Falcon Rocket to the grander Starship. It's getting a redesign and may even be one day used to visit other star systems trillions of miles away. The post SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket goes bolder, changes its name to Starship appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Elon Musk is making a 'radical change' to SpaceX's monster Mars rocket — and renamed its parts 'Starship' and 'Super Heavy'

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, said a "radical change" is coming to the design of the company's reusable Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) for deep-space travel. On Monday, Musk released new details about the BFR redesign and renamed the system's two main parts to "Starship" and "Super Heavy." SpaceX's current workhorse rocket, Falcon 9, will no longer be upgraded for reusability. Instead, Musk said, the company will "accelerate" development of its Mars vehicle. Musk has said he wants to launch a car...
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Goodbye, BFR … hello, Starship: Elon Musk gives a classic name to his Mars spaceship

First it was the Mars Colonial Transporter, or MCT … then it was the Interplanetary Transport System, or ITS … then it was the Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR. Now it’s Starship. Tonight SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the latest name for the spaceship that he says SpaceX aims to use to deliver a million people to Mars, send a Japanese billionaire and an assortment of artists around the moon and back, carry passengers on supersonic trips around the globe, and basically do everything big that needs to b...
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Elon Musk and SpaceX are building a monster rocket for Mars. Here's how big it is compared to 20 familiar objects.

Elon Musk's aerospace company, SpaceX, is building a gigantic rocketship to reach Mars. The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, will use a fully reusable booster and a fully reusable spaceship. In SpaceX's "final' design, the two-part launch system stands about 387 feet tall and 30 feet in diameter. We created a interactive size comparison tool to show how big a real-life BFR might be. Elon Musk's rocket company, SpaceX, is working on something big — really big. The Big Falcon Rocket, or BFR, is an un...
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The Military Chooses Which Rockets It Wants Built For the Next Decade (slashdot)

The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded funds to three rocket companies to help them complete development of their boosters. The three winners include: United Launch Services: $967,000,000 for the development of the Vulcan Centaur launch system. Northrop Grumman: $791,601,015 for development of the Omega launch system Blue Origin: $500,000,000 for the development of the New Glenn launch system The obvious company missing from the list is SpaceX, which did not win an award. Aerojet Rocketdyne...
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The Military Chooses Which Rockets It Wants Built For the Next Decade

The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded funds to three rocket companies to help them complete development of their boosters. The three winners include: United Launch Services: $967,000,000 for the development of the Vulcan Centaur launch system. Northrop Grumman: $791,601,015 for development of the Omega launch system Blue Origin: $500,000,000 for the development of the New Glenn launch system The obvious company missing from the list is SpaceX, which did not win an award. Aerojet Rocketdyne...
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Jeff Bezos plans to build and launch a 'large lunar lander' as part of his quest to colonize space

Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon. Blue Origin, Bezos' 18-year-old rocket company, announced the plan on Wednesday. Bezos has said he wants to move heavy industry off of Earth and into space to make "a very beautiful planet" and colonize space. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon — and now the richest person on Earth — is taking another concrete step toward colonizing space. Bezos' 18-year-old rocket company, Blue Origin, announced on Wednesd...
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Jeff Bezos plans to build and launch a 'large lunar lander' in his quest to colonize space

Jeff Bezos, the richest person on Earth, is designing a spacecraft to land on the moon. Blue Origin, Bezos' 18-year-old rocket company, shared new details about plans for its "Blue Moon" mission on Wednesday. Bezos has said he wants to move heavy industry off of Earth and into space to make "a very beautiful planet" and colonize space. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon — and now the richest person on Earth — is dead-set on launching a spacecraft to the moon and colonizing space, though not wi...
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Elon Musk shows off concept for SpaceX Mars base, says it could be underway by 2028

Never let it be said that Elon Musk isn't one heck of an optimist. The SpaceX boss has been doing a whole lot of forecasting in recent months, painting vague timelines for when his company will be ready to launch its powerful Big Falcon Rocket and even send paying passengers around the Moon. Now, in a recent tweet, Musk has teased what seems to be a Mars colony that would be facilitated by SpaceX rockets. Calling the concept simply "Mars Base Alpha," the render is pure fiction... at least fo...
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Elon Musk just gave the most revealing look yet at the rocket ship SpaceX is building to fly to the moon and Mars

Elon Musk recently announced plans to launch a Japanese billionaire around the moon in a new SpaceX launch system. Musk shared new illustrations of the system, called Big Falcon Rocket or BFR, along with photographs of its hardware. The pictures reveal some of the techniques SpaceX is using to construct the BFR out of carbon-fiber composites. Aerospace experts also say the images could attract wealthy individuals to invest in SpaceX. Elon Musk has provided several new, rare, and telling glim...
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How SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic plan on taking you to space

Billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson all want to send private citizens to space. Their respective companies, SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic are dedicated to making space travel and space tourism more accessible. Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator:  SpaceX, Blue Origin, and Virgin Galactic are in a modern space race. Similar to when the United States and the Soviet Union competed to get astronauts on the moon, these billionaire-run companies are racing t...
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Elon Musk is building a spaceship that's so ambitious that some experts are calling it 'science fiction.' Here's what SpaceX and its engineers are up against.

Elon Musk plans to blast a tourist around the moon in a ship made by his rocket company, SpaceX. The private lunar mission is meant to demonstrate a new two-part launch system called Big Falcon Rocket, which is designed to eventually bring humans to Mars. Engineers are said to be building a prototype of the BFR's spaceship primarily out of carbon-fiber composites. Exactly how SpaceX is building that spaceship isn't publicly known, but industry experts have some guesses based on a handful of im...
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Elon Musk usually reveals new details about SpaceX's plan to colonize Mars at this annual conference. The next one is in 2 weeks, but Musk hasn't said whether he's going.

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, plans to fly a Japanese billionaire around the moon in 2023 inside a new rocket ship. But the launch system, called Big Falcon Rocket, is ultimately designed to colonize Mars. In September 2016 and 2017, Musk revealed new details and updates about his Mars colonization plan at the annual International Astronautical Congress. IAC organizers hope Musk will return this year, but they don't know if he is coming. On Monday, Elon Musk revealed the identity of Space...
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18 new details about Elon Musk’s redesigned, moon-bound ‘Big F*ing Rocket’

Although the spotlight at this week’s SpaceX event was squarely on Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa — the first paying passenger for the company’s nascent space tourism business — Elon Musk also revealed a wealth of new details about the BFR and just how this enormous rocket and spacecraft will get to the moon and back. In a lengthy (one might even say rambling, in the true Musk style) presentation, we were treated to cinematic and technical views of the planned rocket, which is already un...
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Meet SpaceX’s first private passenger to the moon

Southern California-based SpaceX founder Elon Musk announced Monday that Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private citizen to purchase a ticket on a lunar mission. Maezawa vowed to invite as many as eight artists to join him on the journey, which is expected to lift off sometime in 2023. Who is Yusaku Maezawa?Age: 42 Nationality: Japanese Net worth: $3 billion Education: Skipped college to move to the U.S. with his girlfriend, where he started collecting record albums and C...
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UPDATE 4-Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his moon flight in 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights. Maezawa's identity was revealed at an event on ...
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Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger on a voyage around the moon as Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa is tentatively planning to make his moon flight in 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights.
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Elon Musk just revealed the 'final iteration' of SpaceX's biggest and most powerful rocket ship — take a look

HAWTHORNE, California — Elon Musk has finally revealed the person who is paying SpaceX untold millions to have the rocket company launch a private mission around the moon. Yasuka Maezawa, or "MZ" as SpaceX's newest benefactor prefers to be called, is a Japanese entrepreneur, art collector, billionaire, and skateboarder who made his fortune in the fashion industry over the past 20 years. In 2023, Maezawa hopes to pile six to eight artists inside SpaceX's giant new launch system called BFR, which...
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Elon Musk Names Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as First Tourist on SpaceX's BFR

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the first paying tourist that the company plans to fly around the moon on a 240,000-mile journey on its promised Big Falcon Rocket (BFR)—and it’s Japanese billionaire, founder of online fashion giant Zozo, and art collector Yusaku Maezawa.Read more...
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Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the first private passenger to take SpaceX’s BFR around the moon

Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private citizen to take a flight around the moon in SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket, a 240,000-mile journey slated for as early as 2023. In an emotional and jubilant speech during a SpaceX event Monday at the company’s headquarters in near Los Angeles, Maezawa exclaimed “I choose to go to the moon!” Maezawa will be the first passenger to travel to the moon since the 1972 Apollo mission conducted by the United States. “This is my l...
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SpaceX's first private passenger is Japanese fashion magnate Maezawa

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, on Monday named its first private passenger as Japanese businessman Yusaku Maezawa, the founder and chief executive of online fashion retailer Zozo. A former drummer in a punk band, billionaire Maezawa will take a trip around the moon planned for 2023 aboard its forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights. The first person to travel to the moon since the United States' Apollo missions en...
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Japan fashion guru Maezawa lands first SpaceX moon flight

A former drummer in a punk band, Maezawa's moon flight is tentatively planned for 2023 aboard SpaceX's forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights. The first person to travel to the moon since the United States' Apollo missions ended in 1972, Maezawa's identity was revealed at an event on Monday evening at the company's headquarters and rocket factory in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne. Most famous outside Japan for his record-break...
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Elon Musk is about to name the first tourist to fly around the moon — watch SpaceX's announcement live

Tonight, SpaceX  plans to  reveal "the world's first private passenger" to fly around the   moon. Elon Musk will announce the name of the passenger and describe the lunar mission. The lunar voyager will be launched into space aboard SpaceX's new   Big Falcon Rocket system. SpaceX will stream live video of the event on YouTube starting around 9 p.m. EDT (6 p.m. PDT), which you can watch below. Elon Musk, the founder of the rocket company SpaceX, plans to reveal who the company's first lunar sp...
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Elon Musk's SpaceX to name first passenger for moon voyage

SpaceX, Elon Musk's space transportation company, was set on Monday to name the first private passenger who will take a trip around the moon aboard its forthcoming Big Falcon Rocket spaceship, taking the race to commercialize space travel to new heights. SpaceX said it will name the first passenger to travel to the moon since the United States' Apollo missions ended in 1972 at an event Monday evening at the company's headquarters and rocket factory in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne. In mo...
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