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Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown
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Space tourist trip to orbit ends with splashdown

Sun 8:04 AM 26,144 Views 25 Comments

The SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists landed in the Atlantic after three days in orbit.

SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return
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SpaceX launches first completely civilian-crewed rocket into orbit as Chinese astronauts return

Sep 16th 2021, 7:18 AM 10,082 Views 10 Comments

The Dragon capsule’s two men and two women will spend three days circling the world.

Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier
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Man-made 'space junk' is already making it more difficult to explore the final frontier

Aug 28th 2021, 9:00 PM 27,812 Views 45 Comments

So what are organisations like the European Space Agency doing about it?

Elon Musk's SpaceX is helping a broadband 'dead-zone' in Cork to get better internet
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Elon Musk's SpaceX is helping a broadband 'dead-zone' in Cork to get better internet

May 13th 2021, 3:57 PM 28,798 Views 26 Comments

“I tabled a question to Tesla on their noticeboard, and it was picked up on… I was then contacted directly by SpaceX.”

SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight
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SpaceX Starship makes clean landing in latest test flight

May 6th 2021, 6:59 AM 16,634 Views 9 Comments

This latest upgraded version of SpaceX’s full-scale, stainless steel, bullet-shaped rocket ship soared more than six miles over the Gulf of Mexico.

SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown
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SpaceX returns four astronauts to Earth in rare night splashdown

May 2nd 2021, 9:25 AM 23,706 Views 9 Comments

The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico, ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board
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SpaceX launches third crew on recycled rocket with computer experiment by two Irish schoolgirls on board

Apr 23rd 2021, 1:03 PM 14,378 Views 8 Comments

The 17-year-old are the first Irish students to have had their computer experiment for the International Space Station accepted.

Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station
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Space trio return to Earth after six months aboard orbiting station

Apr 17th 2021, 3:30 PM 23,734 Views 3 Comments

A Nasa astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts landed in the steppes of Kazakhstan.

SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test
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SpaceX Starship completes landing but then explodes in latest test

Mar 4th 2021, 7:33 AM 22,590 Views 57 Comments

Two previous test flights had crash-landed in fireballs.

SpaceX rocket deploys record-setting cargo
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SpaceX rocket deploys record-setting cargo

Jan 24th 2021, 7:28 PM 22,832 Views 18 Comments

The rocket, which launched from Florida, carried a record number of satellites on board.

SpaceX launches supply ship packed with Christmas treats to space station
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SpaceX launches supply ship packed with Christmas treats to space station

Dec 6th 2020, 6:50 PM 16,737 Views 8 Comments

The Dragon should reach the International Space Station on Monday.

SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station
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SpaceX capsule with four astronauts successfully reaches International Space Station

Nov 17th 2020, 7:07 AM 13,979 Views 2 Comments

The four astronauts aboard the Dragon capsule will remain at the ISS for six months.

SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station
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SpaceX launches four astronauts to International Space Station

Nov 16th 2020, 7:13 AM 13,720 Views 10 Comments

The flight to the space station – 27.5 hours door to door – should be entirely automated.

Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission
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Splashdown! Nasa astronauts safely return to Earth after historic SpaceX mission

Updated Aug 2nd 2020, 7:56 PM 59,945 Views 32 Comments

The capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico at the expected time of 7.48pm.

Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years
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Astronauts from historic SpaceX launch prepare for Nasa's first ocean splashdown in 45 years

Aug 1st 2020, 3:55 PM 33,154 Views 32 Comments

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are set to come back to Earth tomorrow evening.

WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission
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WATCH: SpaceX launches dozens of satellites in Starlink mission

Jun 13th 2020, 3:01 PM 28,436 Views 29 Comments

A new batch of 58 Starlink internet satellites and three Earth-observation satellites were launched.

'Please come aboard': SpaceX crew enter International Space Station after historic journey
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'Please come aboard': SpaceX crew enter International Space Station after historic journey

Updated May 31st 2020, 6:42 PM 71,573 Views 44 Comments

Docking took place at 3.16pm Irish time and the astronauts entered some three hours later.

Lift off! Historic first as SpaceX rocket carries Nasa astronauts into orbit
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Lift off! Historic first as SpaceX rocket carries Nasa astronauts into orbit

Updated May 30th 2020, 8:45 PM 83,896 Views 70 Comments

It is the first time a private company has carried people into space.

SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather
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SpaceX launch of Nasa astronauts postponed due to bad weather

Updated May 27th 2020, 9:40 PM 72,897 Views 61 Comments

The launch will be attempted again on Saturday.

'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
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'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow

May 26th 2020, 10:24 AM 17,392 Views 27 Comments

If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.

SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
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SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test

Jan 19th 2020, 5:45 PM 23,857 Views 18 Comments

The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off as normal before the Dragon crew capsule catapulted off the top 12 miles above the Atlantic.

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating
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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating

Jan 7th 2020, 9:03 AM 12,410 Views 22 Comments

Observatory director Jeff Hall said the satellites will be a growing risk to stargazers in the future.

SpaceX carries out first commercial launch sending Arab satellite into orbit
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SpaceX carries out first commercial launch sending Arab satellite into orbit

Apr 12th 2019, 7:28 AM 8,490 Views 20 Comments

The rocket carried a Saudi Arabian satellite operated by Arabsat.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful test
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Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful test

Mar 8th 2019, 3:17 PM 12,089 Views 10 Comments

It was the first private space mission to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

Mar 3rd 2019, 1:52 PM 18,787 Views 20 Comments

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'
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A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'

Mar 2nd 2019, 10:50 AM 11,051 Views 26 Comments

The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.

Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead
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Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead

Jan 18th 2019, 1:31 PM 51,814 Views 47 Comments

“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.

SpaceX to lay off 10% of workforce due to 'extraordinarily difficult challenges'
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SpaceX to lay off 10% of workforce due to 'extraordinarily difficult challenges'

Jan 12th 2019, 3:28 PM 20,825 Views 0 Comments

The company employs over 6,000 people.

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule
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SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

Aug 14th 2018, 7:49 AM 9,395 Views 9 Comments

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments
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SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

Apr 4th 2018, 5:57 PM 12,379 Views 33 Comments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard
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World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard

Feb 6th 2018, 9:57 PM 28,399 Views 57 Comments

The SpaceX CEO didn’t have to include his red Tesla roadster, which reportedly was playing Space Oddity during blast off.

'A UFO?' - SpaceX rocket launch puzzles Californians as it streams into space
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'A UFO?' - SpaceX rocket launch puzzles Californians as it streams into space

Dec 23rd 2017, 2:12 PM 16,610 Views 11 Comments

The launch in the setting sun created a billowing streak that was widely seen throughout the area.

London to New York in 29 minutes? Elon Musk unveils ambitious new plans
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London to New York in 29 minutes? Elon Musk unveils ambitious new plans

Sep 29th 2017, 10:25 AM 65,905 Views 91 Comments

A trip from Bangkok to Dubai would take 27 minutes, and from Tokyo to Delhi in 30 minutes.

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video
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SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

Aug 24th 2017, 7:31 AM 12,915 Views 29 Comments

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military
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Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military

May 1st 2017, 4:15 PM 15,082 Views 29 Comments

It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.

Billionaire Elon Musk's company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts
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Billionaire Elon Musk's company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts

Mar 30th 2017, 7:30 AM 7,818 Views 7 Comments

Musk says that the goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles.

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride
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Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride

Mar 11th 2017, 5:00 PM 15,029 Views 24 Comments

Last week SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth’s satellite next year.

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year
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Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

Feb 27th 2017, 10:22 PM 11,370 Views 24 Comments

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
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Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

Feb 18th 2017, 5:19 PM 12,091 Views 15 Comments

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship
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Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship

Jan 15th 2017, 12:52 PM 13,451 Views 17 Comments

The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.

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