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Momentus seeks up to $25 million as it inks deals to transport cargo beyond low Earth orbit

Just nine months after launching from Y Combinator with a new propulsion technology, Momentus has inked its first customers for its transportation technology that can take cargo beyond geostationary orbit — and ultimately to a lunar orbit. With those customers in tow, the company is also out fundraising, looking for up to $25 million in fresh financing, according to chief executive Mikhail Kokorich. “It’s the first low-cost transportation way to deliver a low payload from low Earth orbit to geo...
Tags: Funding, Space, TC, Transportation, Blue Origin, Emerging-Technologies, Flight, Momentus, Outer Space, Satellite, Spacecraft, Spaceflight, SpaceX

It was that gosh-darn anomaly again, says SpaceX as smoke billows from Crew Dragon test site

NASA schedules walloped, Cynus launches, and Owen Garriott's final voyage Roundup It has been an eventful past seven days in space what with SpaceX making a big cloud o' orange smoke, Cygnus docking, and veteran astronaut Owen Garriott taking his final journey into the black.…

Crew capsule accident is serious setback for SpaceX

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.  — SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule during testing. Over the weekend, the Hawthorne-based company’s recently flown Dragon crew capsule was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand at Cape Canaveral. SpaceX was testing the Dragon’s abort thrusters when Saturday’s accident occurred. The company said the test area was clear and no one was injured. This ca...
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SpaceX blew up a Dragon spacecraft over the weekend

A stumble in Elon Musk's race to fly astronauts into space.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appears to have self-destructed during engine testing

SpaceX has had a really fantastic 2019 thus far, with its crowning achievement being the successful launch, docking, and reentry of its Crew Dragon capsule that is expected to be delivered to NASA for crewed missions sooner rather than later. Everything -- well, almost everything -- appeared to be going SpaceX's way this year... until Saturday, that is.According to NASA and multiple eyewitness reports something went very, very wrong with the Crew Dragon vehicle during an abort engine test at...
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SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year. Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an engine test stand. SpaceX says it was testing the […]
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After SpaceX Crew Dragon accident, timeline for domestic astronaut launches is murky

SpaceX had hoped to launch astronauts as soon as July. That schedule will likely be delayed after an accident Saturday during tests at Cape Canaveral.
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SpaceX's Crew Dragon Suffers 'Anomaly' During Testing at Cape Canaveral

One of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon crew capsules suffered an “anomaly” on the launch pad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while testing its engines on Saturday, with Florida Today posting an image of “orange plumes” rising from the launchpad and noting “unconfirmed reports” that the capsule was destroyed.Read more...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Florida, Science, Technology, Nasa, Rockets, Cape Canaveral, Commercial Crew Program, Crew Dragon, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

Video appears to show SpaceX's new spaceship for NASA exploding during a safety test

On Saturday, SpaceX tested the emergency escape rocket system for its new human-capable Crew Dragon spacecraft, but an "anomaly" occurred during the test. On Sunday, an unverified video on Twitter claimed to show the space capsule exploding during the test. Visit for more stories. A test of the emergency escape system for SpaceX's new spacecraft designed to carry NASA astronauts into orbit went awry on Saturday, and an unverified video making the rounds on Twitter claims t...
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SpaceX Crew Dragon Test 'Anomaly' Sends Plumes of Smoke Over Cape Canaveral

SpaceX has given no word on what went wrong during the test

SpaceX Crew Dragon Test ‘Anomaly’ Sends Plumes of Smoke Over Cape Canaveral

SpaceX has given no word on what went wrong during the test
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Incident on SpaceX pad could delay its first manned flight

A mysterious but apparently serious incident occurred Saturday in Cape Canaveral, Florida involving the SpaceX capsule intended to carry American astronauts into space late this year, the private company and NASA announced. “Earlier today, SpaceX conducted a series of engine tests on a Crew Dragon test vehicle on our test stand at Landing Zone 1 in Cape Canaveral, Florida," a SpaceX spokesman said in a statement.
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SpaceX experiences problem during test, Crew Dragon capsule may have exploded

SpaceX has experienced a problem during the testing of its Crew Dragon capsule. During the engine test firing at Cape Canaveral yesterday afternoon, an unspecified anomaly occurred which lead to plumes of smoke rising from the test site. The post SpaceX experiences problem during test, Crew Dragon capsule may have exploded appeared first on Digital Trends.
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SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

"The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," the company said in a statement. The issue was earlier reported by Florida Today, which said orange smoke was seen rising above SpaceX's facilities, and that the anomaly was contained with no injuries. SpaceX said its teams are investigating and are working closely with U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) partners.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," the company said in a statement. The issue was earlier reported by Florida Today, which said orange smoke was seen rising above SpaceX's facilities, and that the anomaly was contained with no injuries.
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SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers anomaly during engine test; no injuries reported

SpaceX suffered a setback in preparations for its first crewed launch to the International Space Station today when one of its Crew Dragon spacecraft experienced an anomaly during an engine test firing in Florida. No injuries were reported, but the anomaly threw up a huge pillar of smoke from SpaceX’s Landing Zone 1 during testing of the Dragon’s Super Draco thrusters. The static-fire test was being conducted in preparation for an in-flight abort test. The in-flight abort test is meant to demons...
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SpaceX capsule suffers ‘anomaly,’ smoke seen for miles

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Officials say SpaceX’s new capsule for astronauts suffered an “anomaly” during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles. Forty-fifth Space Wing Spokesman Jim Williams tells Florida Today that the anomaly happened Saturday at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station while the SpaceX Crew Dragon […]
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The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rocketsPresident Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there.The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, has made it clear that the private sector – much of it backed by a...
Tags: Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, White House, US, Technology sector, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence

Tesla’s board is about to get a lot smaller

Tesla is cutting its board down by more than 36 percent to seven directors by 2020, a move that includes the loss of some CEO Elon Musk’s early advisers and allies, according to regulator filings posted Friday. Longtime board member Brad Buss and Linda Johnson Rice, who joined two years ago as an independent director, will not seek re-election this year. Their terms will expire at the upcoming annual meeting. The board said in the proxy filing that it doesn’t plan to fill their seats. The ...
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What it's like to attend the TED conference, where attendees pay $10,000 to learn the next big ideas

The annual TED conference lasts for five days in Vancouver, Canada. The event features a veritable who's-who of celebrities, tech moguls, and executives looking for a front-row seat to the next big idea. I attended this year and got an inside look at the conference's debut technologies, luxury swag, and decadent meals.    Visit for more stories. Over the past 35 years, the TED conference has evolved from an idea-making machine to a global platform for the world's most soug...
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Space Access 2019 - Thursday morning

I have really enjoyed attending the Space Access conference over the years.  My father, my son and I are attending this years conference, which is in Fremont.  I'll be posting summaries of the various speakers.  My impression is that the number of people attending the conference is higher than in previous years! Henry Vanderbilt introduced Space Access with a little bit of looking back over the progress over the last thirty years.   Talked a bit about why we are here.   Quoted Jerry Pournelle...
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Parts of SpaceX Orbital Starship Prototype

SpaceX is making good progress on putting together the pieces of an orbital starship prototype. This would be the pieces for the top part of the Super Heavy Starship. Here are renderings by SpaceX of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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U.S. advances review of Musk's Baltimore-Washington tunnel project

Musk's Boring Co has proposed a privately funded 35.3-mile "loop project" that would include twin underground tunnels transporting passengers at speeds of up to 150 miles per hour. The company says passengers would be able to travel from downtown Washington to Baltimore in as little as 15 minutes. Musk, who also leads electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc and rocket company SpaceX, is seeking to revolutionize transportation by digging tunnels, including one that would connect downtown Chicago and t...
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NASA's administrator lavishly praised an influential Evangelical ministry during its $10,000-a-table fundraiser. Some experts say his speech violated the Constitution.

NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine gave a speech in February at a Christian ministry's fundraising dinner, which advertised $10,000-a-table sponsorships. NASA said Bridenstine was approved to attend the event in his official capacity. Bridenstine expressed his support for the ministry and its mission, saying he likes the idea of "institutional" but not "influential" separation of church and state. Some government-ethics experts said Bridenstine's speech ran afoul of the First Amendment of the ...
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SpaceX $500 Million Fundraising and First 75 Starlink Satellites

SpaceX finished raising $273 million and has now starting raising another $500 million according to Prime Unicorn Index and the Wall Street Journal. This will be at $204 per share and a $29 billion... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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549 Civil Air Patrol

A conversation about the Civil Air Patrol, noncommissioned officers in aviation, and the V-22 Osprey. Also, the last Doolittle Raider passes, the race to recover a Japanese F-35A, Special Operations Command (SOCOM) and light attack aircraft, the Stratolaunch first flight, the AOA sensor on Ethiopian 302, an airliner hits a sign, a positive airline story of the week, reduced seat recline, and an order for 60 all-electric airplanes. Guest Armando Carrion Armando Carrion just retired after a 2...
Tags: Japan, Spacex, UK, Texas, London, Congress, China, Russia, Raiders, Los Angeles, BBC News, David, Aviation, Norway, F-35, Jfk

SpaceX Loses the Center Core of Its Falcon Heavy Rocket Due To Choppy Seas (slashdot)

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: SpaceX successfully landed the center core of its Falcon Heavy rocket on a drone ship last week, but the vehicle accidentally fell into the ocean while in transit to the Florida coast. The company blamed the loss on choppy seas. "Over the weekend, due to rough sea conditions, SpaceX's recovery team was unable to secure the center core booster for its return trip to Port Canaveral," SpaceX said in a statement to The Verge. "As conditions worsene...
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SpaceX landed its three Falcon Heavy boosters without flaw. Then a stormy sea knocked one of them down

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket booster was toppled at sea by rough weather.
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SpaceX landed three boosters without flaw. Then a stormy sea knocked one down

Rough weather at sea toppled one of the three boosters used during the launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket last week.
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Real-life video game on the way: NASA chooses SpaceX to slam a rocket into an asteroid

Wire reports  Atari fan Elon Musk has been awarded a U.S. government contract to essentially play a real-life version of the arcade shooter game Asteroids with his rocket company, SpaceX. NASA has awarded Space Exploration Technologies Corp. a $69 million contract to provide launch services for the agency’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test mission. The program is seeking to be the first ever to demonstrate the ability to deflect an asteroid by colliding a space craft into one at high speed. The ...
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