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A scrappy competitor to SpaceX and Blue Origin just secured a crucial and historic launch site in Cape Canaveral, Florida

Relativity Space is a startup focused on 3D-printed rockets that was founded by former SpaceX and Blue Origin engineers The company has secured a launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Called Launch Complex 16, it's a historic location where missiles and Space Race hardware were once tested. The US Air Force awarded Relativity Space a contract for the site, saying they "were impressed" by the company's team and technologies. Relativity Space seeks to prove that its first r...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Mississippi, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Nasa, Earth, Lockheed Martin, Air Force, Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Usaf

Perfect Album: Pettiford in Hi-Fi

Back in the 1940s and '50s, Oscar Pettiford was one of the finest jazz bassists and cellists in New York. In the mid-1950s, he formed a big band with top musicians and arrangers and recorded two albums for Creed Taylor's ABC-Paramount label. The albums were Oscar Pettiford Orchestra in Hi-Fi, Vol 1. and Vol. 2. The first was recorded in June 1956. The compositions and arrangements on each and every track remain spectacular. The first of the three sessions for Hi-Fi Vol. 1 was recorded on June ...
Tags: New York, Jazz, Tommy Flanagan, Falcon, Thompson, David Amram, Nica, Horace Silver, Marc Myers, Oscar Pettiford, Jimmy Cleveland, Gryce, Lucky Thompson, Creed Taylor, Osie Johnson, Danny Bank

SpaceX opts for Texas over LA for Starship work

SpaceX will center its largest-scale operations not in its Los Angeles-area headquarters but in south Texas facilities, the company said today. Development of its next-generation Starship and Super Heavy launch vehicle will take place in Texas, while Falcon 9 and Dragon work will remain at Hawthorne. The L.A. Times first reported the news. The decision spells trouble for workers at the Hawthorne, CA facility where many of SpaceX’s work has been done heretofore — however it may also come as li...
Tags: TC, Spacex, Texas, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Port Of Los Angeles, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Hawthorne, South Texas, Starship, Hawthorne CA, Vandenberg Air Base, Super Heavy, SpaceX Starship

SpaceX opts for Texas over LA to build Starship prototypes

Update: CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter that Starship and Raptor (rocket engine) development is staying in Hawthorne, while prototypes are being built in Texas. Musk also said that the story “stems from a miscommunication by SpaceX .” Original story follows (the headline has also been updated). The source info is incorrect. Starship & Raptor development is being done out of our HQ in Hawthorne, CA. We are building the Starship prototypes locally at our launch site in Texas, as their size make...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, California, La, Los Angeles, Tech, Port Of Los Angeles, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Hawthorne, South Texas, Starship, Hawthorne Calif

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...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Falcon, Los Angeles County, LA Times, Hawthorne

SpaceX rocket booster returns to Port of L.A., Dragon capsule soon to follow

SpaceX workers were busy Monday, Jan. 14, at the Port of Los Angeles preparing a Falcon 9 rocket booster for eventual re-flight. The booster was used during a launch on Friday, Jan. 11, out of Vandenberg Air Force Base to propel a set of 10 communication satellites into orbit for Iridium Communications. After carrying the payload through the thickest parts of the atmosphere, the booster separated and descended back to Earth in a controlled burn of its engines. It then stuck the landing on an unm...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, California, Sport, Earth, Soccer, International Space Station, Port Of Los Angeles, Iss, Pacific Ocean, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, San Pedro, Baja California, SpaceX Falcon

Han Solo movie - Spoilers

Spoilers Finally saw it last night, as it's free on Netflix. I'd grade it as an above average movie, but a fail for the Star Wars universe and Han Solo. I grew up on Star Wars, and find Episode IV and V some of the best films ever made and among the very best back-to-back sequels ever made of any movie genre. It offers deep and interest themes, very ambitious creativity, and bold characters. Harrison Ford played 3 of my favorite all time characters (Solo, Rick Deckard, and Indiana Jones). ...
Tags: Weapon, Harrison Ford, Indiana Jones, General Discussion, Falcon, Lando, Rick Deckard

SpaceX set for its first launch of 2019 on Friday (ars technica)

Enlarge / The first stage of a Falcon 9 rocket targeted for a launch Friday morning first flew in September, 2018, launching the Telstar 18 mission. (credit: SpaceX) Fresh off a successful flight campaign in 2018, which included a record 21 missions, SpaceX returns to the launchpad Friday for its first mission of the new year. The instantaneous launch window opens at 10:31am ET (15:31 UTC). This will be SpaceX's eighth and final launch to build out a constellation of 75 modern communications s...
Tags: Spacex, News, Atlantic, Pacific Ocean, Falcon, Eric Berger

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

SpaceX will lay off hundreds to ‘become a leaner company’

SpaceX plans to lay off approximately 10 percent of its workforce in order to manage its costs, the company confirmed to TechCrunch today. First reported by Ars Technica’s Eric Berger, the news comes as the company embarks on an ambitious plan to develop and test an interplanetary spacecraft while simultaneously performing frequent orbital launches. In a statement provided to TechCrunch, SpaceX explained that the layoffs are in pursuit of becoming a “leaner company” and that they were only ne...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Layoffs, Tech, Ars Technica, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Falcon, Eric Berger, Personnel, COO Gwynne Shotwell, TechCrunch SpaceX

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.
Tags: Spacex, Science, California, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon

SpaceX sends Iridium-8 into space while Musk flaunts his retro rocket

The 1930s called. They'd like their silver Starship back SpaceX launched its first mission of 2019, fulfilling its Iridium contract, while the Falcon 9 due to loft the company's Crew Dragon demo mission remained resolutely attached to Florida.…
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Software, Falcon, Iridium

SpaceX Successfully Launches Iridium 8 Satellite

SpaceX has another successful launch of the Falcon 9. They deployed the Iridium 8 satellites. They launched ten more Iridium satellites to complete a $3 billion upgrade to the company’s global voice... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, Falcon, Iridium

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 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 10 satellites for Iridium

"Three, two, one, ignition, liftoff of Falcon 9," Iridium CEO Matt Desch said on a live webcast as the white Falcon 9 rocket took flight from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 7:31 am (1531 GMT). The mission, carrying 10 Iridium NEXT satellites to orbit, completes Iridium's project to replace the world's largest commercial communication satellite network with 75 new satellites in orbit. Friday's launch was SpaceX's eighth and final in a series for Iridium, which is headquartered in Vi...
Tags: Spacex, News, California, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Falcon, Iridium, Matt Desch

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

The Latest: SpaceX lands 1st stage after California launch

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the launch of 10 communications satellites by SpaceX (all times local):7:45 a.m.SpaceX has successfully landed a Falcon 9 first-stage on an autonomous vessel in the Pacific after launching 10 satellites... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Spacex, California, Los Angeles, Ap, Pacific, Falcon

SpaceX Super Heavy Starship, StarHopper and Falcon 9 Compared

Kimi Talvitie has produced a new rendering with the SpaceX Starhopper, Falcon 9, the Super Heavy first stage, the Starship Upper Stage and the combined Super Heavy Starship. It can be seen that the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Falcon, SpaceX Super Heavy Starship StarHopper, Kimi Talvitie, SpaceX Starhopper Falcon

SpaceX Starship Follows the GrassHopper to Falcon 9 Development Path

Elon Musk indicates that the rocket engines currently on Starship hopper are a blend of Raptor development and operational parts. The first hopper engine to be fired is almost finished assembly in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Innovation, Falcon, SpaceX Starship Follows the GrassHopper

Steal This Look: A Botanical Stylist’s Creative Kitchen Remodel in London

Leave it to a botanical stylist to come up with a kitchen like this one: serene and bright, with an installation of dried and living botanical displays. It’s the kitchen of Yasuyo Harvey, who got her start in London working with designer Faye Toogood. Yasuyo and her husband, Phil, remodeled the kitchen of their 1930s house in Worcester Park with the help of friend Ryuta Hirayama, who works with architects Jonathan Tuckey Design. The plans included an extension, custom maple plywood cabinetry, an...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Japan, New York, London, France, Brooklyn, Italy, Belgium, Japanese, Falcon, Benjamin Moore, Botanical Art, Kitchens, Modern House, Phil

Chinese rover pootles about... on the far side of the friggin' MOON

Plus: SpaceX gets back to some Falcon work Roundup In the week that New Horizons snapped its snowman, China took its rover out for a spin on the lunar surface and SpaceX fired up another Falcon 9.…
Tags: Spacex, China, Software, Falcon

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon makes its way to the launchpad ahead of first major test flight

SpaceX and Boeing are both behind schedule in their independent efforts to create crewed launch systems that will allow NASA to send astronauts to space from U.S. soil. All eyes will be on both companies in 2019 as they inch their way towards their goals, and SpaceX just teased that they're almost ready to hit a big milestone. In a series of recent Twitter updates from the accounts of SpaceX and top dog Elon Musk, the Crew Dragon appears ready for one of its biggest tests yet: an actual lau...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Russia, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Roscosmos, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Kennedy Space Center

The 6 Pieces You Need to Dress Like Kylie Jenner Right Now

The essentials you need to look as cool as the Instagram queen herself. At only 21, Kylie Jenner, the youngest sister of the Kardashian-Jenner clan, was recently named the 5th wealthiest person in America, undoubtedly thanks to her beauty brand, Kylie Cosmetics, as well as her influence on her 122 millions followers. (Kylie is the highest paid celebrity on Instagram, with each of her sponsored posts bringing her roughly $ 1 million.)Of course, Kylie is also known for her fabulous sense of fashi...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, College, Inspiration, America, Adidas, Kylie Jenner, Falcon, Celebrity Fashion, Kylie, Kardashian Jenner, Kendall Kylie, Style Inspiration, Kylie Cosmetics, Adidas Falcon

SpaceX is a Month Away from Oribtal Test Flight of Crewed Dragon

The crew dragon and Falcon 9 are vertical on the launch pad. SpaceX is about a month away from the first orbital test flight of crew Dragon. There is a nice boarding bridge from the tower to the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, Falcon

SpaceX's Crew Dragon shows up at pad 39A, nearly 8 years after the last Shuttle left (the register)

Musk's mighty missile erected but not yet engorged with fuel as engineers check it all fits SpaceX took another step toward sticking humans atop its Falcon 9 rocket as one of the units, equipped with a crew version of the Dragon spacecraft, was erected at pad 39A at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.… [Author: Richard Speed]
Tags: Spacex, Florida, News, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center, Richard Speed

SpaceX's Crew Dragon shows up at pad 39A, nearly 8 years after the last Shuttle left

Musk's mighty missile erected but not yet engorged with fuel as engineers check it all fits SpaceX took another step toward sticking humans atop its Falcon 9 rocket as one of the units, equipped with a crew version of the Dragon spacecraft, was erected at pad 39A at Florida's Kennedy Space Center.…
Tags: Spacex, Florida, Software, Falcon, Kennedy Space Center

PR management firm Cision is acquiring to expand into social media marketing

Social media has become a primary conduit for getting the word out, in some cases proving to be an even stronger force for publicity than more traditional media outlets and paid advertising, and so today, a company that has grown its business around public relations services has acquired a social media management company to make sure it has a foothold in the medium. Cision, which provides press release distribution, media monitoring, and other PR services to businesses and the media industry, ha...
Tags: TC, Facebook, US, Linkedin, Tech, Denmark, Falcon, Hootsuite, Cision, Datasift, Facebook Twitter, PitchBook, Ulrik Bo Larsen, Kevin Akeroyd, Falcon Sprout Social, Akeroyd

Watch Lando's Falcon Become Han's in a New Video From Industrial Light & Magic

Remember when we first saw images of the Millennium Falcon in Solo: A Star Wars Story? Everyone freaked out because it looked so different from the Falcon of the past. But, of course, there was a plan in place for how that Falcon, owned by Lando Calrissian, would turn into the one we knew from when it was owned by Han…Read more...
Tags: Star Wars, Science, Han Solo, Millennium Falcon, Lucasfilm, Falcon, Lando, Lando Calrissian, Industrial Light And Magic, Solo A Star Wars Story

How Netflix’s ‘Cowboy Bebop’ Series Can beat the Anime Adaptation Curse (And What It Can Borrow From Marvel and ‘Star Wars’)

Anime fans around the country clutched their chests in fear as they read the fateful words that Netflix is planning on adapting Cowboy Bebop into a 10 episode live-action miniseries. If you’re an American anime fan like me, then you’ve probably been a person who has had to suffer through several horrible live-action adaptations. It seems like Hollywood never gets their approach to live-action anime correct. Sometimes, it can seem like the industry doesn’t even try. Therefore, I’ve prov...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Los Angeles, Features, Netflix, United States, Adaptation, Christoph Waltz, Anime, Jackie Chan, Shell, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Harlem, Falcon