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Which countries are voyaging to Mars this decade?

Space agencies have successfully sent three spacecraft to Mars this year.The independent missions occurred at around the same time because Earth and Mars were particularly close to each other last summer, providing an opportune time to launch.SpaceX says it hopes to send a crewed mission to Mars by 2026, while the U.S. and China aim to land humans on the planet in the 2030s.Spacecraft from three of the world's space agencies reached Mars this year.In February, the United Arab Emirates' Hope spa...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, California, China, India, Nasa, Earth, International Space Station, Innovation, European Space Agency, Airbus, Mars, Roscosmos, Martian, Musk


Bezos says he is now willing to invest in a Moon Lander—here’s why (ars technica)

Enlarge / Blue Origin CEO Bob Smith (black hat) walks with Jeff Bezos after his flight on Blue Origin’s New Shepard into space. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) Jeff Bezos published an open letter to NASA Administrator Bill Nelson on Monday morning and offered to pay more than $2 billion to get the agency's Human Landing System program "back on track." In effect, the founder of Blue Origin and world's richest person says he will self-invest in a lunar lander because NASA does not have the mon...
Tags: Spacex, News, Congress, Nasa, Moon, Jeff Bezos, Blue Origin, Eric Berger, Bezos, HLS, Bob Smith, Bill Nelson, Starship, Artemis program


NASA is giving SpaceX $178 million to launch its mission to a Jupiter moon that could harbor alien life

This illustration, updated in December 2020, depicts NASA's Europa Clipper spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech NASA has awarded SpaceX a $178 million contract to launch a spacecraft to Jupiter's moon Europa. The Europa Clipper aims to search for signs of aquatic alien life in Europa's vast underground ocean. The mission is now set to launch aboard SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket in October 2024. See more stories on Insider's business page. NASA has chosen SpaceX to launch its nex...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, US, Trends, Nasa, International Space Station, Alien Life, Jupiter, Europa, Rocket Launch, Berger, Extraterrestrial Life, Spacecraft


Elon Musk's SpaceX could be ordered to take down its huge Starship launch tower in Boca Chica, the FAA has warned

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Hannibal Hanschke-Pool/Getty Images The FAA told SpaceX it could ask the company to take down its Boca Chica rocket-assembly tower. SpaceX is already building the tower - but it doesn't have FAA approval yet. An FAA spokesperson told Insider that "the company is building the tower at its own risk." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has warned Elon Musk's SpaceX that it could order the company to take down...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Cnn, Mars, Faa, Reuters, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Boca Chica, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell, Starship Super Heavy, Kate Duffy, Boca Chica Texas Reuters


Elon Musk says SpaceX's Starship could 'chomp up' space junk on its way to Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship rocket system can "chomp up debris" while flying around space. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX's Starship rocket could "chomp up" space debris with its moving door. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell also said in October that Starship could help collect space junk. Collecting space junk will reduce the risk of collisions involving dead satellites and other debris. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX CE...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Trends, Earth, Hawaii, Space Exploration, Planets, Time Magazine, Mars, Musk, Space Debris, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell


Elon Musk says SpaceX's Starship could 'chomp up' space junk with its moving door on the way to Mars

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starship rocket system can "chomp up debris" while flying around space. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk tweeted that SpaceX's Starship rocket could "chomp up" space debris with its moving door. SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell also said in October that Starship could help collect space junk. Collecting space junk will reduce the risk of collisions involving dead satellites and other debris. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX CE...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, Trends, Earth, Hawaii, Space Exploration, Planets, Time Magazine, Mars, Musk, Space Debris, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell


SpaceX is losing money on its Starlink terminals, but sees lower costs ahead

It may be a little while longer until Starlink hits profitability. The SpaceX project, which aims to deliver global high-speed broadband via a satellite network, sells its beta kits to customers for around $500 dollars despite it costing much more to produce them, CEO Elon Musk said in an interview Tuesday. The kit includes a user terminal, a kind of dish, that connects the customer to the satellites and enables broadband access. “To be totally frank, we are losing money on that terminal right n...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Tech, Barcelona, Mars, Aerospace, Musk, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Starship, StarLink


Boba Fett’s Spaceship Slave I is Getting Renamed on Toy Packages After Order From Disney

Bounty hunter Boba Fett returned to the Star Wars universe in a big way thanks to the second season of The Mandalorian last year. Though the character already had a rich history thanks to the stories that are now being relegated to Star Wars Legends, the new Star Wars canon established by Lucasfilm in 2014 after Disney purchased the company wipes the slate clean. Now those in charge of Star Wars have freedom to take Boba Fett in new directions, and that could include giving his ship a new name....
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Sci-fi, Disney, America, Lego, Sequels, Walt Disney Company, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Leia, Michael, Anakin Skywalker, Boba Fett, Ren, Jens


Max Q: Licensed to space

Max Q is a weekly newsletter from TechCrunch all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Mondays in your inbox. Space this week was all about preparatory steps — and it’s looking more and more like we’re setting up for an out-of-this-world July, with just a few days left before the month kicks off. Starship headed to orbit? Image Credits: SpaceX SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell told virtual conference attendees on Friday that the company is hoping to fly its Starship rocket to o...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Texas, California, Tech, Earth, Virgin Galactic, Richard Branson, Faa, SpaceX SpaceX, Mojave, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell, Max Q, Orbion


SpaceX plans to use its Starlink internet on Starship orbital launch to demonstrate connection quality

SpaceX’s upcoming Starship orbital test flight could end up being a veritable smorgasbord of its technological capabilities, as the company has filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to request approval to fly Starlink terminals on the spacecraft in order to “demonstrate high data rate communications” between the new launch system and the ground throughout the course of the trip to space and back. SpaceX plans to show that its network of Starlink low-Earth orbit satellites can pr...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Fcc, Tech, Broadband, Satellite, Spaceflight, Spacecraft, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Starship, Gwynne Shotwell, StarLink, Michael Baylor


SpaceX aiming for first orbital test launch of Starship in July

SpaceX is hoping to attempt to fly its in-development spacecraft Starship to orbit for the first time in July, according to company president Gwynne Shotwell. Shotwell shared the timeline at the International Space Development conference during a virtual speaking engagement. Starship has been in development for the past several years, and it has been making shorter test flights, but remaining within Earth’s atmosphere, since last year. Its most recent flight also included its first fully success...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Texas, Tech, Earth, Hawaii, Faa, Spaceflight, Pacific Ocean, Spacecraft, Federal Aviation Administration, Falcon, Brownsville, Outer Space, Federal Aviation Administration FAA


Elon Musk’s desired 50th birthday gift may be hard to get in the driveway

Elon Musk could treat himself to pretty much anything for his 50th birthday on Monday, but the one thing he's asked for he won't be able to have just yet.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Trends, Starship, Starship Super Heavy


Elon Musk’s desired 50th birthday gift may be hard to get on the driveway

Elon Musk could treat himself to pretty much anything for his 50th birthday on Monday, but the one thing he's asked for he won't be able to have just yet.
Tags: Elon Musk, News, Trends, Starship, Starship Super Heavy


SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell says she is hoping for a Starship orbital launch in July

SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building and launching Starship prototypes in Boca Chica, Texas. SpaceX; Mark Brake/Getty Images; Business Insider SpaceX's president said the company is "shooting for July" for its first Starship orbit mission. The company is yet to receive regulatory approval from the FAA for such a launch, per SpaceNews. "I'm hoping we make it but we all know that this is difficult," said Gwynne Shotwell at a conference. See more stories on Insider's busines...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, News, Fcc, Trends, Tech, Cnn, Hawaii, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, South Texas, Starship, Space News, Gwynne Shotwell, Shotwell


SpaceX could reportedly delay its first Starship orbit mission because the FAA wants to know the launch won't harm nearby wildlife

SpaceX's Starship SN15 rocket successfully landed in May. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images SpaceX may have to delay its mission to test its Starship rocket in orbit, a source told CNN. SpaceX wanted to launch Starship in July, but environmental reviews could push it back, the source said. The reviews should ensure SpaceX isn't harming wildlife around its South Texas launch pad. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX may have to delay its first Starship roc...
Tags: Spacex, Fcc, Trends, Earth, Cnn, Hawaii, Mars, Faa, Musk, South Texas, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Starship, Aylin Woodward, Boca Chica Texas, Starship Super Heavy, Elon Musk NASA


SpaceX is converting an oil rig into a floating launch pad in the ocean for its Starship rocket in Mississippi

SpaceX founder and chief engineer Elon Musk attends a post-launch news conference to discuss the SpaceX Crew Dragon astronaut capsule in-flight abort test at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. January 19, 2020. REUTERS/Steve Nesius SpaceX is turning two oil rigs into offshore launch pads for its Starship rocket. One of the rigs, called Phobus, is being built in Mississippi, The Sun Herald reported. The oil rig was towed all the way from Texas to Pascagoula, ST Engine...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Mississippi, Trends, Mars, Musk, Falcon, Atlantic Ocean, Galveston Texas, Cape Canaveral Florida, Sun Herald, Kennedy Space Center, Pascagoula, Starship, The Sun Herald


Former head of Alphabet’s Loon joins Starship Technologies as new CEO

Autonomous robotics company Starship Technologies has a new CEO. The company on Tuesday said Alastair Westgarth, the former CEO of Alphabet’s Loon, would be leading the company as it looks to expand its robotics delivery service. Westgarth previously headed Loon, Alphabet’s experiment to deliver broadband via high-altitude balloons, from 2017. The project shut down for good at the beginning of this year. The company said in a farewell blog post that “the road to commercial viability has proven m...
Tags: Transportation, Tech, Project Loon, Robotics, Loon, Alphabet, Starship Technologies, Nortel, Ahti Heinla, Starship, Westgarth, Loon Westgarth, Alastair Westgarth, Delivery Robots, Robot Delivery, Lex Bayer


SpaceX boss Elon Musk confirms work on first ocean spaceport

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has confirmed his company is now building its first ocean spaceport for Starship, and retweeted an image of what it could look like.
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Trends, Spaceport, Starship


SpaceX’s first ocean spaceport is being built and will host launches next year

SpaceX is already underway on building its first floating spaceport platform, and the plan is for it to start hosting launches as early as next year. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared those details on the progress of its build for Deimos, one of two converted oil rigs that SpaceX purchased earlier this year in order to transform them into floating launch and landing sites for its forthcoming Starship reusable rocket. SpaceX’s purchase of the two rigs at the beginning of this year was for the creation ...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, New York, Tech, Beijing, Hawaii, Ocean, Commercial Spaceflight, Starship, Reusable Rocket, Starbase, Super Heavy, Super Heavy Musk, Texas Starbase


Elon Musk said SpaceX's offshore launch platform called 'Deimos' is under construction for launch next year

Elon Musk REUTERS/Mike Blake Elon Musk said SpaceX's offshore launch platform called Deimos is under construction. In a tweet Sunday, he said the platform could be ready for launch operations next year. The platform is set to be used for the SpaceX Starship rockets. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk said that SpaceX's ocean spaceport, called Deimos, is under construction and could begin launch operations next year.Musk tweeted about the offshore launch plat...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Texas, Trends, Tesla, Bbc, Mars, Musk, Starship, Kelsey Vlamis, Elon Musk REUTERS Mike Blake Elon Musk


CEO Elon Musk says SpaceX is building a Raptor rocket engine every 48 hours, disputing claims of a 'bottleneck' for the Artemis moon mission boosters

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifting off on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. John Raoux/AP Photo CEO Elon Musk said SpaceX's making Raptor rockets at a rate of about "one every 48 hours." The Raptor rockets will power the Starship, expected to be the next moon landing. Musk on Friday again trolled Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos' space exploration company. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk on Saturday said his company had the capabili...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Youtube, Trends, Nasa, Mars, Jeff Bezos, Artemis, Musk, Falcon Heavy, National Team, SpaceX Falcon, Government Accountability Office, Starship, Tech Insider


SpaceX Starbase City Will Build a Hundred Starships Each Year

SpaceX is building Starbase City which will build a hundred Starships each year. This will be eight Starship per month. They will launch each Starship three times per day. SpaceX is converting two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Spacex, Innovation, Starship, SpaceX Starbase City Will Build, Starbase City


SpaceX's Starship rocket is set to splash-land into the ocean near Hawaii in its first flight around the Earth, FCC filings show

Starship SN15 and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. SpaceX; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images The first orbital test of SpaceX's Starship is set to launch from Texas and splash down off the coast of Hawaii. The trip around the Earth is scheduled to take around 90 minutes, FCC filings showed. The Starship rocket will launch on the Super Heavy booster, which will carry it into orbit, SpaceX's filings said. See more stories on Insider's business page. SpaceX is planning for its first Starship...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Hawaii, Mars, Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Kauai, Federal Communications Commission FCC, Starship, Boca Chica Texas, Super Heavy, Britta Pedersen


SpaceX reveals plan for Starship’s first orbital test flight

A week after SpaceX nailed the first safe landing of its next-gen Starship rocket, the company has revealed plans for the booster’s first orbital test flight.
Tags: Space, Spacex, News, Trends, Starship, Test Flight, Orbital Flight


Police issue an arrest warrant for a YouTuber who got into SpaceX's Texas launch site and filmed the Starship rocket

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk next to a Starship rocket prototype. REUTERS/Callaghan O'Hare/Yichuan Cao/Getty Images Police have issued an arrest warrant for a YouTuber who got into a SpaceX facility in South Texas in March. Caesar L. Galaviz filmed himself walking around the SpaceX launch site, and got close to the Starship SN11 rocket. The sheriff of Cameron County said an arrest warrant has been issued for Galaviz. See more stories on Insider's business page. Police are looking for a You...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Youtube, Trends, South Texas, Cameron County, Caesar, Garza, Boca Chica, Starship, Conroe Texas, Galaviz, Eric Garza, Kate Duffy, Callaghan O Hare Yichuan Cao Getty Images Police


SpaceX might try to fly the first Starship prototype to successfully land a second time

SpaceX is fresh off a high for its Starship spacecraft development program, but according to CEO Elon Musk, it’s already looking ahead to potentially repeating its latest success with an unplanned early reusability experiment. Earlier this week, SpaceX flew the SN15 (i.e., 15th prototype) of its Starship from its development site near Brownsville, Texas, and succeeded in landing it upright for the first time. Now, Musk says they could fly the same prototype a second time, a first for the Starshi...
Tags: TC, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Tech, Earth, Spaceflight, Aerospace, Spacecraft, Musk, Outer Space, Brownsville Texas, Starship


Elon Musk said SpaceX wants to blast its Starship rocket into the sky again soon, after the last prototype landed without exploding

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images Elon Musk said SpaceX "might try to refly SN15 soon," after a Starship prototype's Wednesday landing. SpaceX has launched five Starships in five months. The latest version is the only one to not explode. It takes SpaceX one step closer to creating a fully reusable rocket that can fly to orbit and back. See more stories on Insider's business page. Elon Musk on Friday said his aerospace company SpaceX may attempt another blast o...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Nasa, Earth, Musk, Starship, Teslarati, Boca Chica Texas, SpaceX Starship, Kate Duffy


The Starship has landed. Latest SpaceX test comes back to Earth without igniting fireballs

There was just a little fire. But not enough to worry anybody Video SpaceX’s latest test of its ‘Spaceship’ vehicle has stuck its landing for the first time.…
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After series of mishaps, Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully lands Starship SN-15 prototype

SpaceX’s Starship SN-15 prototype takes off from a launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, May 5, in the first successful complete flight of the spacecraft. Photo: SpaceX SpaceX’s Starship SN-15 prototype takes off from a launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, May 5, in the first successful complete flight of the spacecraft. Photo: SpaceX SpaceX’s Starship SN-15 prototype takes off from a launchpad in Boca Chica, Texas, on Wednesday, May 5, in the first successful complete flig...
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Watch SpaceX land its next-gen Starship rocket for first time

SpaceX has successfully landed a prototype of its next-gen Starship rocket, marking a major breakthrough for the company.
Tags: Spacex, News, Trends, Rockets, Starship