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Next SpaceX launch includes 57 Starlink satellites, all wearing visors

Next SpaceX launch includes 57 Starlink satellites, all wearing visors

The Falcon 9 launch in November 2019 carried 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX A SpaceX Starlink launch set for Friday will include the first batch of the company's broadband satellites equipped with a sunshade to reduce their brightness.  Ever since Elon Musk's company began launching the small satellites over a year ago, astronomers and other observers…
SpaceX launch again, LEGO returns to robots and Computex 2020 is cancelled video

SpaceX launch again, LEGO returns to robots and Computex 2020 is...

Today's tech headlines see SpaceX launch their third rocket in two weeks, LEGO returning to its Mindstorm colletion and Taiwan's Computex being cancelled due to coronavirus.
NASA nudges back launch date for Mars Perseverance rover

NASA nudges back launch date for Mars Perseverance rover

The Perseverance rover when through some balancing tests during pre-launch preparations. NASA/JPL-Caltech The world will have to wait a few extra days to witness the launch of NASA's next robotic Mars explorer. The space agency announced this week a slight slip in the launch date for the Perseverance rover, nudging it from July 17 to…
SpaceX launch reactions: ‘Humanity needs hope,’ George Takei says

SpaceX launch reactions: ‘Humanity needs hope,’ George Takei says

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images NASA and SpaceX made history Saturday, launching astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since the space shuttle era wrapped up in 2011. It's…
SpaceX launch: William Shatner, George Takei join astronaut accolades

SpaceX launch: William Shatner, George Takei join astronaut accolades

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images NASA and SpaceX made history Saturday, launching astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since the space shuttle era wrapped up in 2011. It's…
SpaceX to launch first Starlink satellites testing ‘VisorSat’ to block sun

SpaceX to launch first Starlink satellites testing ‘VisorSat’ to block sun

The Falcon 9 launch in November 2019 carried 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX It's been nearly a year since SpaceX launched its first batch of Starlink broadband satellites, igniting a controversy over the surprising brightness of the orbiting routers that threatens to interfere with the observations of astronomers and other scientists.  The company experimented with putting…
Boeing to launch Starliner spacecraft for second go at reaching the ISS

Boeing to launch Starliner spacecraft for second go at reaching the...

The CST-100 Starliner lands back on US soil, airbags full. NASA/Bill Ingalls Boeing launched its Starliner spacecraft with no humans on board in December, aiming to reach the International Space Station. The mission didn't go as planned. Due to technical problems, Starliner never made it to the ISS.On Monday, Boeing announced it will take a…
Japan To Launch Astronaut On SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft

Japan To Launch Astronaut On SpaceX’s Crew Dragon Spacecraft

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SpaceX hopes to launch Crew Dragon with humans for the first time in May. SpaceX The Japanese space agency (JAXA) has announced that one of its astronauts will fly on the first operational launch of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, possibly by the end of 2020. In a brief statement JAXA said astronaut Soichi Noguchi had…
NASA to launch fleet of tiny spacecraft to study monster sun storms

NASA to launch fleet of tiny spacecraft to study monster sun...

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This NASA illustration shows a solar particle storm erupting from the sun. NASA Our sun has a bit of a temper. NASA wants to know more about how our star's solar particle storms impact space and the astronauts and spacecraft we send out there.NASA announced on Monday it is moving forward with the Sun Radio…
SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites soon: How to watch

SpaceX is set to launch more Starlink satellites soon: How to...

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This is the nose cone that shields 60 Starlink satellites awaiting launch. SpaceX SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is ramping up his plan to blanket Earth with Starlink broadband service by launching tens of thousands of small satellites into a low orbit. His company is set to launch another 60 of the space routers from Launch Complex 40…

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