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SpaceX Loses Its Third Starship Prototype During a Cryogenic Test

For a third time, SpaceX lost one of its Starship prototype spacecrafts during a pressure test at the company's test site in Boca Chica, Texas. Ars Technica reports: This week, SpaceX workers in South Texas loaded the third full-scale Starship prototype -- SN3 -- onto a test stand at the company's Boca Chica launch site. On Wednesday night, they pressure-tested the vehicle at ambient temperature with nitrogen, and SN3 performed fine. On Thursday night SpaceX began cryo-testing the vehicle, which...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, South Texas, Boca Chica, Boca Chica Texas Ars Technica


Things that go crump in the night: Watch Musk's mighty missile go foom

Testing times for SpaceX as another Starship prototype implodes Video Yet another of SpaceX's Starship prototypes, SN3, was left in pieces last night following tank testing.…
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Daily Crunch: Google publishes coronavirus mobility reports

Google uses its ad-tracking data to provide a glimpse at how the world is responding to coronavirus, the CDC changes its tune on face masks and Apple accidentally reveals that AirTags are coming. Here’s your Daily Crunch for April 3, 2020. 1. Google is now publishing coronavirus mobility reports, feeding off users’ location history Google is giving the world a clearer look of exactly how much it knows about people everywhere — using the coronavirus crisis as an opportunity to repackage its pe...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Spacex, UK, Cdc, White House, Tech, Star Trek, Trump, Matt, Matt Burns, Picard, Daily Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Weekend reading: Stuck in the middle with you

What caught my eye this week. T he lockdown continues, with the predictable result that the global economy has fallen off a cliff in barely a fortnight. I’ll repeat again – we cannot take many months of this. I continue to have doubts about how we’re approaching this crisis, whilst conceding most policy makers are striving to do the right thing with incomplete data and faced with horrible choices. It’s easy for pundits with blogs to speculate about alternative approaches. Rather different if y...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spacex, UK, Cook, London, Marketing, US, Tesla, Bloomberg, Earth, Bbc, Atlantic, New York Times, Npr, Somerset


SpaceX Starship Prototype Collapses in Third Failed Test

Space is hard. We now have another reminder of this sad fact, as a prototype of SpaceX’s next-gen rocket collapsed in on itself during tests this morning, in what is now the third incident of its kind for the Starship program.Read more...
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Another SpaceX Starship prototype destroyed during pressure test

It passed an ambient pressure test but buckled during cryo pressure testing
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SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype fails under pressure testing

The process of designing, testing and building an entirely new spacecraft is definitely a difficult one, and bound to encounter some issues. SpaceX’s efforts to build Starship, its massive new fully reusable spaceship, is no exception. The most recent Starship prototype, designated “SN3,” failed catastrophically during cryogenic proof testing, which is designed to simulate pressures the spacecraft would encounter during a test flight. That might sound familiar: SpaceX’s first prototype, th...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Science, Youtube, Tech, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Prototype, Spacecraft, Outer Space, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship


Elon Musk's BiPAP Machines May Be Better Than Nothing, at Least

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said he’d be sending desperately needed “FDA-approved ventilators” to hard-hit hospitals across the nation dealing with the coronavirus crisis—but they haven’t been the high-grade kind needed to keep intensive care patients alive. Instead, those sent off so far appear to be Bilevel…Read more...
Tags: Health, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Tesla, Fda, CPAP, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Ventilators, Bipap


NASA and SpaceX add some retro flair to the Falcon 9 rocket flying the first crewed Dragon launch

NASA and SpaceX are moving ahead full-steam with the Demo-2 launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft – the first launch to carry astronauts to space aboard a private launch vehicle from American soil. The Falcon 9 rocket that will propel the Crew Dragon to space will include a NASA logo that has been – technically – retired from active duty since 1992. The 1970s-era “worm” logo is a take on NASA branding that has, for more than 20 years now, been relegated to souvenir status. You’ve proba...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Dragon, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Falcon, Don, Outer Space


SpaceX Bans Zoom Over Privacy Concerns

Elon Musk's rocket company SpaceX has banned its employees from using video conferencing app Zoom, citing "significant privacy and security concerns," according to a memo seen by Reuters, days after U.S. law enforcement warned users about the security of the popular app. From a report: SpaceX's ban on Zoom Video illustrates the mounting challenges facing aerospace manufacturers as they develop technology deemed vital to national security while also trying to keep employees safe from the fast-spr...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Boston, Tech, Nasa, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Zoom, Reuters, Stephanie Schierholz


Elon Musk praises Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison's Hawaiian island laboratory, which is home to a wellness spa and Tesla solar-powered greenhouses, as 'cool' and 'like a microcosm for the world'

Oracle billionaire Larry Ellison has the support of Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk as he builds out his sustainability and wellness laboratory on the Hawaiian island of Lanai, according to a new interview in Forbes. Ellison has built a wellness spa and hydroponic greenhouses on the island, which are powered by Tesla solar panels.  "It's cool; it's like a microcosm for the world," Musk told Forbes.  The two billionaires have a well-documented friendship. Ellison who is on Tesla's board, has des...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Drew Houston, US, Trends, Tesla, Larry Ellison, Silicon Valley, Ellison, Oracle, Musk, Lanai, Forbes, Hawaiian Electric Co, Lanai Ellison


Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom over security and privacy concerns

Elon Musk's SpaceX has banned its staff from using Zoom amid security concerns, disabling all company access to Zoom with immediate effect. In a 48-hour period, reports surfaced that Zoom didn't use end-to-end encryption for its video meetings and had allowed thousands of strangers to see each other's email addresses. It's also been suggested that attackers can use the Zoom Windows client to steal network credentials. In a statement on its website, Zoom said it was "looking into each and every...
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SpaceX tells workers to ditch Zoom over ‘significant’ privacy concerns

The video-conferencing service has been plagued by privacy issues
Tags: Security, Spacex, News, Trends, Zoom, WFH


SpaceX reportedly tells workers to ditch Zoom over privacy concerns

The company behind the software has faced increasing criticism in recent days
Tags: Security, Spacex, News, Trends, Zoom, Emerging Tech


Elon Musk's SpaceX bans Zoom video chat app over security and privacy concerns

SpaceX has banned Zoom, saying that it is unsafe.Elon Musk's private space company said that employees could no longer use the video conferencing app because of "significant privacy and security concerns".
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NASA and SpaceX prepare to launch astronauts from the US again

For the first time since the final space shuttle mission in 2011, astronauts will launch into space aboard an American rocket and spacecraft from American soil, according to NASA.
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Soichi to join three-spaceship club, SpaceX is going to the Moon (no, really), and rocket boffins step up COVID-19 fight

Also: Satellite comms outfit OneWeb files for Chapter 11 Roundup Welcome to another roundup of the week's rocket-based tomfoolery for space nerds. Let's jump straight into it.…
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Elon Musk Has Played An Extremely Dangerous Game

First, Tesla CEO Elon Musk dismissed the spread of the Coronavirus that causes covid-19. Then he called the general alarm over the pandemic “dumb.” Then he doubted that there was a shortage of ventilators and said that children were “essentially immune.” He said that “false positives” could account for up to 80% of…Read more...
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SpaceX’s Starship user guide details how it could replace the Space Shuttle and offer comfy passenger flights

SpaceX has released a first version of its spacecraft user manual for Starship, the next-generation launch vehicle that it’s currently developing in Boca Chica, Texas. The manual isn’t quite as detailed as the ones that exist for SpaceX’s other, operational launch spacecraft, but it does provide a lot of insight into how SpaceX envisions Starship being used, including as a high-capacity cargo hauler, and what sounds like a relatively luxurious passenger space liner. Starship will be able t...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Florida, Texas, Earth, International Space Station, Satellite, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Crew, Outer Space, Kennedy Space Center, Boca Chica


SpaceX’s first operational crew mission adds additional NASA and JAXA astronauts

SpaceX is readying for its first flight with astronauts on board – Demo-2, which is technically the last demonstration mission that is required before the Crew Dragon capsule is officially certified to start flying regular missions. Demo-2’s mission scope has been adjusted somewhat so that astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will be actually doing some shift work on the International Space Station, but Crew-1 is the official first operational mission of the SpaceX human-rated spacecraft, a...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, International Space Station, Dragon, Iss, Demo, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Mike Hopkins, Outer Space, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA, JAXA


Digital Trends Live: Workers may strike, HQ Trivia is back, SpaceX delivers

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech stories, including HQ Trivia and SpaceX’s lunar deliveries.
Tags: Spacex, Cars, Trends, Tesla, Emerging Tech, HQ Trivia, Dt Live, Digital Trends Live, Coronavirus


SoftBank is Letting Internet Satellite Company OneWeb File For Bankruptcy

SoftBank has decided to let satellite internet provider OneWeb file for bankruptcy rather than pump billions of dollars into the start-up to save it. From a report: SoftBank, which has already invested $2 billion into OneWeb, was in talks to provide more capital to the satellite operator but ultimately backed down after making the decision it needs to save capital instead of spending more, said people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the discussions were private. One...
Tags: Spacex, Softbank, Tech, Cnbc, Intelsat, OneWeb, StarLink, Adrian Steckel


SpaceX Dragon XL Will Supply 5 Tons to the NASA Lunar Gateway

NASA has selected SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX selected to deliver cargo to NASA’s Lunar Gateway space station

The company is NASA's first commercial partner for the Gateway project
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Nasa, Gateway, Artemis, Emerging Tech, Space News


SpaceX wins NASA moon program contract

SpaceX's Dragon XL cargo ships will support NASA's Artemis moonwalkers and allow extended research.
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Artemis


NASA Picks SpaceX To Fly Cargo To Moon-Orbiting Gateway Space Station

NASA has awarded SpaceX with a contract to supply Gateway, the moon-orbiting space station that the agency aims to start building in 2022, agency officials announced Friday. Space.com reports: Gateway is a key part of NASA's Artemis exploration program, which seeks to establish a sustainable, long-term human presence on and around the moon by the late 2020s. The small space station will serve as a jumping-off point for sorties, both crewed and uncrewed, to the lunar surface. SpaceX will help to ...
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SpaceX wins NASA contract to send cargo to lunar Gateway with new Dragon XL craft

NASA has tapped a type of SpaceX cargo craft that hasn't yet been built to deliver supplies to a moon-orbiting outpost that hasn't yet been launched. SpaceX's robotic Dragon XL, a cylindrical, supersized version of its workhorse Dragon spacecraft, will handle shipments to the Gateway space platform as the first commercial provider to receive a Gateway Logistics Services contract from NASA. The contract is similar to NASA's existing Commercial Resupply Services contracts with Spac...
Tags: Spacex, Science, Nasa, Artemis, Sierra Nevada Corp, Gateway Logistics Services, SpaceX Northrop Grumman


Daily Crunch: Clearstep’s chatbot offers in-depth COVID-19 screening

We look at an in-depth screener app for COVID-19, U.S. stocks take another tumble and Apple extends its free trial for Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro. Here’s your Daily Crunch for March 27, 2020. Stay safe and socially distanced this weekend! 1. Clearstep’s COVID-19 chat-based screener goes in-depth to preserve healthcare resources There are a growing number of symptom checker and screening tools that you can use at home if you suspect you might have contracted the new coronavirus that is causing t...
Tags: Apple, Health, Mobile, Apps, Spacex, Virginia, Los Angeles, Tech, National Notary Association, StarLink, Florida Nevada Texas, Social Bluebook, Daily Crunch, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


SpaceX to deliver cargo to NASA’s lunar Gateway station using a new ‘Dragon XL ‘ spacecraft

NASA has tapped SpaceX as the first provider of space-based logistics to deliver experiment materials, cargo and supplies to its lunar Gateway, the agency announced on Friday. This means SpaceX will be among the companies that NASA can turn to when it needs things shuttled via spaceship between Earth and this forthcoming platform, which will orbit the Moon and provide a staging ground for future crewed Moon missions. The contract means that SpaceX will play a key role in not only NASA’s...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Tech, Nasa, Earth, Space Tourism, International Space Station, Mars, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Artemis, Falcon Heavy, Carr, Outer Space, Lunar Gateway


NASA still tracking towards mid-to-late May SpaceX crew launch despite parachute mishap

NASA provided an official update about the status of its Commercial Crew program, the project it’s working on with partners SpaceX and Boeing to return astronaut launch capabilities to American soil via private launch partners. This week, SpaceX encountered an issue while testing the parachute system that will be used on its Crew Dragon spacecraft, but a new update from NASA indicates the the previously stated mid-to-late May window for its first ever launch with astronauts on board is ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Space, Spacex, Science, Nasa, Astronaut, Falcon 9, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Boeing, Spacecraft, Falcon, Outer Space, StarLink, Drop Test