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How billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech

Elon Musk. Steve Nesius/Reuters Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university before going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He just had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken about...
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SpaceX broke a record by launching 180 satellites in 1 month — accelerating Elon Musk's project to blanket Earth in high-speed internet

President Trump acknowledges Elon Musk after SpaceX launched the manned Crew Dragon spaceship, at the Kennedy Space Center on May 30, 2020, in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Saul Martinez/Getty Images SpaceX launched satellites faster than any other company or agency in history over the last month, as part of Elon Musk's plan to blanket Earth in high-speed internet. The launches hurtled 175 Starlink internet satellites into space, along with five satellites from other companies. The latest satel...
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Rocket Lab returns to flight with a successful launch of a Capella Space satellite

Rocket Lab is back to active launch status after encountering an issue with its last mission that resulted in a loss of the payload. In just over a month, Rocket Lab was able to identify what went wrong with the Electron launch vehicle used on that mission and correct the issue. On Sunday, it successfully launched a Sequoia satellite on behalf of client Capella Space from its New Zealand launch facility. The “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Optical” mission is Rocket Lab’s 14th Electron launch, and ...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s astronauts begin journey home from Space Station

This image from video made available by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule as it undocks from the International Space Station on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (NASA via AP) NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare Saturday to undock from the International Space Station, aiming to travel home to Earth aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Photo: SpaceX Sound The gallery will resume in seconds This photo provided by NASA shows, from left, front, astronauts Bob Behnken and Do...
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How to Watch the NASA SpaceX Crew Come Back to Earth

While the rest of us suckers have been down in this pandemic mess the whole summer, astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have spent the past few months in the International Space Station. They’ve been up there since May 31, following a successful trip on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in…Read more...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s astronauts set to return from space station

This photo provided by NASA shows from left, astronauts Bob Behnken, Chris Cassidy and Doug Hurley during an interview on the International Space Station on Friday, July 31, 2020. Behnken and Hurley are scheduled to leave the International Space Station in a SpaceX capsule on Saturday and splashdown off the coast of Florida on Sunday. (NASA via AP) This image made available by NASA astronaut Bob Behnken on Friday, July 31, 2020, shows him inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docked to th...
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ispace reveals the final design of its lunar lander ahead of its first mission to the Moon in 2022

Japanese new space startup ispace has revealed the final design of its HAKUTO-R lunar lander, a spacecraft set to make its first touchdown on the Moon in 2022 if all goes to the updated plan (it had been set to fly in October 2021 until today). ispace is part of a team led by Draper selected by NASA for its Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program to deliver various payloads to the Moon ahead of NASA planned human mission to the lunar surface in 2024. The lander is just a bit taller than...
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Elon Musk's net worth just hit $70.5 billion, surpassing Warren Buffett's. Here's how the billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO went from getting bullied as a child to becoming one of the most successful and controversial men in tech. (TSLA)

Elon Musk has had a tumultuous yet successful life.  He was bullied as a child but ultimately attended an Ivy League university, going on to become the CEO of two companies, Tesla and SpaceX, and the founder of three more. He's also been married three times and has triplets and twins. He just had another baby with his girlfriend, the musician Grimes.  But Musk also courts controversy, especially on Twitter. The tech billionaire has been outspoken about the coronavirus crisis, questioning the s...
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SpaceX launches rocket carrying US Space Force satellite

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a US Space Force global positioning satellite into orbit Tuesday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV03 satellite took off at 1:10 p.m. California time. It was pushed back from an original launch time of 12:55 p.m. The satellite launch was originally scheduled for April 29 but was delayed for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Space Force officials said the delay resulted in only mini...
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Relativity Space gains new customer in Iridium and new launch site at Vandenberg

Relativity Space has a new customer for its 3D printed rockets: Established satellite maker and operator Iridium, which has picked the company for launches in 2023. To accomplish those, and other launches like them, the company is also setting up a new launch site at Vandenberg Air Base in California. “It’s obviously pretty huge news for us,” Relativity co-founder and CEO Tim Ellis told TechCrunch. “Not only do we have a second launch site, but we have an anchor customer. We’ve actually pre-sold...
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Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches from Cape Canaveral with another batch of internet satellites

For the second time in 11 days, a rocket from Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched from Cape Canaveral today with a payload of broadband internet satellites. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 58 Starlink satellites lifted off at 2:22 a.m. California time. The first stage of the rocket landed on a barge named “Of Course I Still Love You,” floating in the Atlantic Ocean, at 2:30 a.m. for reuse in future missions. It was previously used in two SpaceX missions to send supplies to the International Spac...
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SpaceX’s already bright spotlight endures with launch of satellites

For the second time in 11 days, Hawthorne-based SpaceX was scheduled early Saturday to launch another batch of broadband internet satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral. The launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 58 Starlink satellites, scheduled for 2:21 a.m. California time, comes during a high-profile time for the pioneering private rocketbuilder, having become the first private company to send people into orbit. The mission is the ninth SpaceX launch as part of the Starlink project...
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Everybody Looks Up

In this video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, a member of the Defense Innovation (Unit) Board, talks about how space exploration, and the development of technologies that make it possible, can inspire a new generation to seek careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. #aesop-vm-19520-1 .controls-wrapper { display:none !important;} Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tys...
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Max Q: SpaceX launches astronauts to orbit

This was a HUGE week in space: SpaceX flew its first ever human spaceflight mission, with NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken hopping a ride on a Crew Dragon to the International Space Station. It’s a milestone for commercial spaceflight, for the U.S. space program, and for crewed exploration general. Liftoff! CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – MAY 30: The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center on May ...
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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...
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SpaceX launch is biggest achievement yet for Hawthorne firm — and other South Bay tech firms

As roughly 10 million viewers watched a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blast off from a launch pad in Florida Saturday, May 30, beginning a new era in American spaceflight, many people in the South Bay watched the event with a special sense of pride. Like NASA’s Apollo and Space Shuttle programs, the South Bay played a vital role in SpaceX Crew Dragon. The craft was built at SpaceX’s Hawthorne headquarters and the launch Saturday was led from a command center there as well. Founded in 2002 by Elon Musk,...
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SpaceX and NASA Has Successful Launched a Manned Flight

It appears to be a successful launch. The main engine cutoff and there has been stage separation. This is SpaceX Falcon 9’s launch of Crew Dragon’s second demonstration (Demo-2) mission from Launch... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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SpaceX rocket lifts off on historic private crewed flight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts lifted off on Saturday on an historic first private crewed flight into space. The two-stage Falcon 9 rocket with astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley aboard blasted off smoothly in a cloud of orange flames and smoke from Launch Pad 39A at Florida's Kennedy Space Center for the 19-hour voyage to the International Space Station.
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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. ...
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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...
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Take 2 for SpaceX’s 1st astronaut launch, but more storms loom on horizon

By MARCIA DUNN, Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for NASA on Saturday — a historic first for a private company — but more stormy weather threatened more delays. Elon Musk’s company came within 17 minutes Wednesday of launching a pair of NASA astronauts for the first time in nearly a decade from the U.S., before the threat of lightning forced a delay. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said managers were debating whether to ...
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken launched his own rocket on the eve of his historic trip to space that was scrubbed yesterday

On Tuesday evening, the night before NASA astronaut Bob Behnken was set to launch into orbit about a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule, he launched his own rocket from Florida's Atlantic Coast. I've personally launched this same rocket design, an Estes E2X Amazon, many times and can vouch for its fine engineering and reliability. While yesterday's historic launch—the first from US soil since 2011 with astronauts onboard and the first time a private company will take people offworl...
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Watch Spotting: An Omega X-33 On-Board The SpaceX Falcon 9 With The Crew Dragon

Demo-2 (DM-2) is the first crewed flight for the SpaceX Falcon 9.
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SpaceX-Nasa launch scrubbed due to poor weather

The first crewed flight from US soil since 2011 was called off 16 minutes before lift off; the next opportunity is on SaturdayThe United States’ long-anticipated return to human spaceflight will have to wait a few more days after poor weather forced mission managers to scrub Wednesday’s planned launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Florida.The first crewed flight from US soil since 2011 was called off 16min 53sec before the scheduled 4.33pm lift-off time, with SpaceX and Nasa officials blaming...
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How to watch the historic SpaceX/NASA launch today!

Today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule is scheduled to shuttle two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This will be the first time humans will launch to space from the United States since 2011 and the first time a private company will take humans offworld. Intrepid science journalist Nadia Drake is at the launchpad reporting on the mission for National Geographic and ABC News. Tune in above for Nadia's live reporting. Liftoff is set for 4:33pm ET, weather and t...
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SCRUBBED: How to watch the historic SpaceX/NASA launch today!

UPDATE: Launch scrubbed due to weather just a few minutes before launch. See you Saturday for another try! Today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule is scheduled to shuttle two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. This will be the first time humans will launch to space from the United States since 2011 and the first time a private company will take humans offworld. Intrepid science journalist Nadia Drake is at the launchpad reporting on the mission for Nationa...
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Here’s a look at the SpaceX mission, the first crewed launch from the US in nearly 10 years

Southern California-based SpaceX’s Crew Dragon vehicle has a launch scheduled for Wednesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. It will be the first crewed launch from the US in nearly a decade. It will also be the first crewed launch of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Getting to the space station The mission, called Demo-2, will lift off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., with two NASA astronauts.Liftoff is scheduled for 1:33 p.m....
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Hawthorne’s SpaceX looks to make history, returning manned spaceflight to U.S.

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will look to make aerospace history on Wednesday, May 27, when it attempts to launch two astronauts bound for the International Space Station, the first such crewed launch from American soil since the space shuttle program was retired nearly a decade ago. “This is a unique moment where all of America can take a moment and look at our country do something stunning again, and that is launch American astronauts on American rockets from American soil,” NASA Administrator Jim B...
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Red, White and Blast-Off

(Editor’s note: The following is a reposting of an Airman magazine story and an episode of BLUE, which aired in 2017 on AFTV, about Air Force astronauts assigned to NASA. Additional information from NASA is added to mark the culmination of a nearly decade-long goal to once again launch American astronauts from U.S. soil via NASA’s Commercial Crew Program with SpaceX and Boeing. On Wednesday, May 27, 2020, Air Force Col. Robert Behnken and retired Marine Col. Douglas Hurley are scheduled to pilot...
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SpaceX Falcon 9 and Dragon cleared to hoist real live American astronauts into space

Rocket taxi to fly on Wednesday in first all-American launch since 2011 SpaceX has been given final approval to get into the space taxi business after NASA signed off on “Launch America”, a launch that will see the company’s Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule used to transport a pair of American astronauts into space.…
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