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The Station: Amazon eyes Zoox, Aurora goes back to school and Cabana hits the road

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every Saturday in your inbox. Hi and welcome back to The Station, a newsletter dedicated to all the present and future ways people and packages move from Point A to Point B. I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. The mobility world got busy this week. Really. busy. This is gonna be a long one, buckle up. Take a look at the most r...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Transportation, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, Youtube, China, Germany, Boston, India, Africa, Tech, Tesla


SpaceX Dragon crew capsule docks at International Space Station

A milestone for two Nasa astronauts in historic missionFirst time since July 2011 that a US shuttle completes such a rendezvousA mere 19 hours after blasting off from Florida, and with a short break for some Black Sabbath music in between, two Nasa astronauts docked the SpaceX Dragon crew capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) on Sunday in another milestone moment for their historic mission.The precision move 262 miles about Earth, both spacecraft traveling at 17,500mph, was the first ...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, US, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, International Space Station ISS, Trump Administration


SpaceX's new 'Endeavour' spaceship just made history by docking to the International Space Station with 2 NASA astronauts inside

SpaceX on Saturday launched its first humans into space: veteran NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. On Sunday morning, the astronauts caught up to the International Space Station inside their Endeavour spaceship — their new name for SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — and docked it there. The docking marks a big milestone in the Demo-2 mission, as it's called; Behnken and Hurley can now stay and work in space for up to 110 days before having to return home. The docking is also the firs...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, China, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Iss, Mongolia, Falcon, Hurley, Houston Texas, Doug, Hawthorne


SpaceX’s astronaut-riding Dragon arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX delivered two astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA on Sunday, following up a historic liftoff with an equally smooth docking in yet another first for Elon Musk’s company. With test pilots Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken poised to take over manual control if necessary, the SpaceX Dragon capsule pulled up to the station and docked automatically, no assistance needed. The linkup occurred 262 miles above the China-Mongolia border. In this image taken f...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, United States, International Space Station, Mars, Houston, Donald Trump, Musk


10 times that Elon Musk proved Tesla doesn't need advertising (TSLA)

A for more old-school advertising. Tesla has never spent any money on traditional ads, while other carmakers have spent billions. But Tesla and CEO Elon Musk enjoy an immeasurable amount of goodwill, earned advertising, both from fans and customers, but also from Musk's other companies and his celebrity status. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tesla, famously or infamously, doesn't really spend an money on advertising. Contrast that with the traditional auto industry, whi...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Robert Downey Jr, Steve Jobs, China, US, Los Angeles, Trends, General Motors, Tesla, Iron Man, International Space Station, Ford


Watch SpaceX, NASA, and 2 astronauts perform an historic private spaceship docking live online

SpaceX on Saturday launched it's first crewed mission into space with the flight of NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken. The astronauts' Crew Dragon spaceship, which they named Endeavour once in orbit, spent the night catching up to the $150 billion International Space Station (ISS). The crew is performing a docking procedure that will fly them from about 400 meters below the ISS, up to 220 meters in front of it, and then in for a docking at roughly 10:39 a.m. ET. You can watch and lis...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Iss, Demo, Hurley, International Space Station ISS, Hawthorne, Hawthorne California, Gwynne Shotwell, Behnken, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


For Russia, SpaceX success is 'wakeup call'

Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless manned launch by US company SpaceX. The Russian space agency congratulated the United States and Elon Musk's SpaceX on the first crewed flight ever by a private company, but experts said the launch should be a wakeup call for Roscosmos. "The success of the mission will provide us with additional opportunities that will benefit the whole international pro...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Russia, US, United States, Sergei Krikalev Roscosmos


Elon Musk said he was 'overcome with emotion' over SpaceX launch and the task of bringing astronauts home: 'I'm getting choked up, I'm sorry.'

Elon Musk struggled to describe the feeling of sending astronauts into space for the first time — and his fear about bringing them home safety.
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Elon Musk said he was 'overcome with emotion' over SpaceX launch and the task of bringing astronauts home: 'I'm getting choked up, I'm sorry.'

Elon Musk said he was "overcome with emotion" after SpaceX's first-ever astronaut launch on Saturday. Though his adrenaline was at "100%" during the first launch attempt on Wednesday, the SpaceX CEO said he didn't feel nervous at all this weekend. Musk got choked up talking about his responsibility to bring the astronauts, who each have young children, home safely. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk struggled to describe how he felt after SpaceX, the company he foun...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Business Insider, Hurley, Crew Dragon, Cape Canaveral Florida, Behnken


From zero to hero in 18 years: How SpaceX became a nation-state

SpaceX was founded in 2002 and was an industry joke for many years. Eighteen years later, it is the first private company to launch astronauts to the International Space Station. Today, SpaceX's Crew Dragon launched NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the ISS. The journey will take about 19 hours.Dylan Taylor, chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, looks at SpaceX's journey from startup to a commercial space company with the operating power of a nation-state. Today is a historic...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Science, Technology, Russia, US, Los Angeles, Nasa, Engineering, International Space Station, Virgin Galactic, Innovation, Dubai, Airbus


Singer Grimes, SpaceX chief Elon Musk reveal they've got a nickname for their newborn son

The baby was initially named "X Æ A-12" but later renamed "X Æ A-Xii" to conform with California health codes.          [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Elon Musk, Usa, California, Religion, Grimes, Usa Today, Xii


SpaceX Rocket Ship Blasts Off Into Orbit With 2 Americans

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. NASA’s Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode skyward aboard a sleek, white-and-black, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, lifting off at 3:22 p.m. from the same launch pad used ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Minneapolis, China, Russia, America, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Mommy, Dragon, Kazakhstan, Mars


`Back in the game': SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Earth, United States


SpaceX successfully launches Nasa astronauts into orbit

Donald Trump and Mike Pence witness launch in FloridaFirst attempt was cancelled minutes from blast-offA rocketship named Dragon breathed new fire into America’s human spaceflight programme on Saturday, carrying two astronauts on a much-anticipated adventure. Related: Trump wants America looking at the stars as he drags it through the gutter Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Technology, America, World news, US news, Nasa, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Trump Administration, FloridaFirst


SpaceX launches astronauts into orbit from US soil for the first time in a decade

• The spacecraft is expected to dock with the space station on Sunday morning • Photos: SpaceX's historic launch • Watch SpaceX and NASA make history • Watch SpaceX's biggest moments • Elon Musk told CNN in 2008 how he could help NASA
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SpaceX and NASA Make History With Crew Dragon Launch

UPDATE: SpaceX’s Crew Dragon has made history as the first private spacecraft to launch astronauts into Earth’s orbit Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley were the astronauts on board the successful launch on Saturday. The SpaceX Twitter account live-tweeted updates as the shuttle lifted off and entered orbit. Crew Dragon has separated from Falcon 9’s second stage […]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Nasa, Earth, Falcon, Bob Behnken, Doug Hurley


Elon Musk's biggest worry about SpaceX's first astronaut mission isn't the rocket launch — it's the spaceship's return to Earth

SpaceX is set to launch its first astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday — a mission that would make history, but is not without significant risks. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, has said his biggest concern is not the rocket launch, though: It's safely returning NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to Earth. Musk said he's worried about the Crew Dragon spaceship's asymmetric design, which he said has a minor chance of causing the spaceship to rotate. Such a rotati...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Iss, Demo, Musk, Falcon, Irene Klotz, Draco, Hans Koenigsmann, Bob Behnken, SpaceX NASA


Elon Musk's biggest worry about SpaceX's first astronaut mission isn't the rocket launch — it's the spaceship's return to Earth

Elon Musk's "biggest concern" is reentry — the final stage of SpaceX's biggest mission for NASA, when its astronauts must hurtle back to Earth.
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Why SpaceX's launch for NASA is such a big deal for Elon Musk's rocket company and the US as a whole

SpaceX is set to launch NASA astronauts to the International Space Station for the first time on Saturday afternoon. Poor weather conditions forced NASA and SpaceX to scrap their first liftoff attempt on Wednesday. A successful launch would mark the first time an American-made spacecraft has launched humans from US soil in nearly a decade. The mission could resurrect the US's human spaceflight capabilities and open a new era of commercial space exploration. Visit Business Insider's homepage fo...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Russia, US, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Cbs, Mars, Bob, Tom Cruise, Demo, Boeing, Musk


MUSK MAKES HISTORY: SpaceX just launched 2 people into orbit for the first time, kicking off the rocket company's most important mission since its founding 18 years ago

SpaceX has successfully launched into orbit its first human passengers: NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley. The astronauts lifted off at 3:22 p.m. ET on Saturday while riding inside Crew Dragon, a new privately developed spaceship that Elon Musk's rocket company made in part for NASA. However, the Demo-2 mission is a test flight that's far from over. Behnken and Hurley could spend up to 110 days in space after they reach and dock with the International Space Station. Garrett Reisman, ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Barack Obama, Trends, Nasa, Earth, United States, International Space Station, Moon, Orion, Mars, Bob, Iss, Demo, Boeing


SpaceX rocket ship lifts off with 2 Americans

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.
Tags: Elon Musk, Nasa, Earth


In 2004, Elon Musk discussed partnering with NASA for the next era of space travel. This weekend marks a major milestone

In a 2004 interview with CNN, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discussed his ambitions to partner with NASA and to one day send people into space.
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SpaceX astronauts launch toward orbit from US soil for the first time in a decade

• Everything you need to know about the launch • Watch the biggest moments in SpaceX's history • Elon Musk told CNN in 2008 how he could help NASA
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Meet Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, 2 'badass' astronauts, engineers, and dads poised to make history for SpaceX, NASA, and the world

SpaceX is about to launch two people to space in its first human mission since Elon Musk founded the rocket company 18 years ago. SpaceX's new Crew Dragon spaceship will be piloted by NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley during the test flight, called Demo-2. Both men are military test pilots, engineers, members of the same NASA astronaut class, and flew on two space-shuttle missions. They each also married astronauts and have a son. Fellow astronauts describe Behnken and Hurley as dece...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, New York, Washington Post, Russia, US, America, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Marine Corps, Bob, Iss


SpaceX launches with 2 astronauts aboard

By MARCIA DUNN | AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade. NASA’s Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken rode skyward aboard a sleek, white-and-black, bullet-shaped Dragon capsule on top of a Falcon 9 rocket, lifting off at 3:22 p.m. ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, Minneapolis, Washington, China, Russia, America, Tesla, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer


2 astronauts climb aboard SpaceX rocket for historic flight — if weather permits

By MARCIA DUNN | AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts climbed into their capsule Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company. With the flight already delayed three days by bad weather, forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of the 270-foot Falcon 9 in what would be the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Soccer, International Space Station, Mommy, Kazakhstan, Bob, Air Force, Jack, Donald Trump, Aerospace


How to Watch the SpaceX Crew Dragon Launch

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is set to make history today as the first private spacecraft to launch astronauts into Earth’s orbit. If today’s launch is successful, it will also mark the first time that NASA has sent humans into space since the final flight of NASA’s Space Shuttle in 2011. Although the mission was first attempted […]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Nasa, Earth


2 astronauts arrive at launch pad for historic SpaceX flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Despite more storms in the forecast, two NASA astronauts arrived at the launch pad Saturday for a second attempt at a history-making ride into orbit aboard a rocket ship built by Elon Musk's SpaceX company.With the flight already delayed three days by bad weather, forecasters put the odds of acceptable conditions at 50-50 for the 3:22 p.m. liftoff of the 270-foot Falcon 9 rocket in what would be the first launch of astronauts into orbit by a private company.It would a...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Nasa, Mommy, Kazakhstan, Bob, Donald Trump, Boeing, North Atlantic, Falcon, Hurley, Mike Pence, Buffalo New York, Eastern Seaboard


Neil Cavuto Joins TV-News Countdown to SpaceX Launch

Neil Cavuto spends 17 hours a week on air at Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network. Today, he is eager to take on one more. Cavuto, who is known for his coverage of the worlds of business and finance, will later this day turn to space, as many news outlets hope that a joint […]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Cavuto, Neil Cavuto, Fox Business Network Today


SpaceX launch to ISS on schedule though weather uncertain

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission was set to blast off for the International Space Station as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions at the Florida launch site. "We are moving forward with launch today," NASA chief Jim Bridenstine said in a tweet. "Proceeding with countdown today," said SpaceX founder Elon Musk, the entrepreneur whose California-based company is seeking to become the first private firm to send astronauts into space.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Nasa, International Space Station, Jim Bridenstine