Monday, September 27, 2021

SpaceX

SpaceX all-civilian orbital crew completes historic mission

The stated goal of the mission was to encourage the democratisation of space by proving that the cosmos are accessible to crews that have neither been handpicked nor in training for years.

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

The crew vehicle, dubbed Resilience, is set for liftoff from Nasa's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a five-hour targeted launch window.

Nasa picks SpaceX for mission to Jupiter moon Europa

The Europa Clipper mission will launch in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the total contract worth US$178 million.

One small step for cephalopods: SpaceX carrying research squids to ISS

The rocket will also carry cotton, a portable ultrasound device and a miniaturised human kidney to study the formation of kidney stones that tend to afflict astronauts in microgravity.

SpaceX needs Mars explorers but ‘you might not come back alive’

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has proposed an aggressive timeline of getting the first crew to the surface of Mars by 2026.

SpaceX rocket explodes on ground after seemingly successful flight

The rocket exploded a few minutes after landing and was thrown into the air following which it crashed back to the ground.

Facebook to take a page from audio social network Clubhouse, says report

Executives at Facebook have ordered employees to create a version of Clubhouse, New York Times reports.

‘Got to work on that landing’: SpaceX rocket in fiery crash, again

This was the second such accident after the last prototype of Starship met a similar fate in December.

SpaceX aims to launch ‘all-civilian’ trip into orbit

In addition to the first commercial mission, SpaceX is scheduled to launch two more crewed flights for Nasa in 2021, and four cargo refuelling missions over the next 15 months.

SpaceX launches record number of satellites from one rocket for US$1 million each

Satellites are now very small due to components taken directly from consumer electronics such as smartphones.

Indonesia seeks to build launch port for US SpaceX

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk is sending a team to Indonesia in January to look at potential investments.

SpaceX prototype blasts off… and crashes in fireball

But SpaceX founder Tesla's Elon Musk says they got all the data they needed.

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