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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…
SpaceX Demo-2 astronaut mission to space station: How to watch live May 27

SpaceX Demo-2 astronaut mission to space station: How to watch live...

This artist's impression shows Crew Dragon docking to the ISS. SpaceX In July 2011, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Florida to the International Space Station with four astronauts onboard. That was the last time humans traveled to space from US soil. The long drought should soon be over as SpaceX prepares to send two…
SpaceX Demo-2 mission: How to watch live, launch time, NASA TV stream

SpaceX Demo-2 mission: How to watch live, launch time, NASA TV...

This artist's impression shows Crew Dragon docking to the ISS. SpaceX In July 2011, NASA's Space Shuttle Atlantis launched from Florida to the International Space Station with four astronauts onboard. That was the last time humans traveled to space from US soil. The long drought should soon be over as SpaceX prepares to send two…
SpaceX Crew Dragon simulator lets you dock with the ISS, and it’s not easy

SpaceX Crew Dragon simulator lets you dock with the ISS, and...

The SpaceX Crew Dragon docking simulator can be challenging. Screenshot by Amanda Kooser/CNET It's a good thing I'm not on board the historic SpaceX Crew Dragon launch to the International Space Station scheduled for May 27. It turns out I suck at piloting a spacecraft. SpaceX released a docking simulator online Tuesday that lets anyone try to…
Elon Musk, SpaceX closer to getting next-gen Starship spacecraft off the ground

Elon Musk, SpaceX closer to getting next-gen Starship spacecraft off the...

SpaceX assembled the shiny pieces of its planned Starship orbital prototype in late 2019. This wasn't a launch-ready version, but it shows what the spacecraft will likely look like when it's finally ready for testing. SpaceX The development process of Starship, the next-generation space vehicle Elon Musk and SpaceX hope will one day carry humans…
NASA picks SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics to land humans on the moon

NASA picks SpaceX, Blue Origin, Dynetics to land humans on the...

SpaceX assembled the shiny pieces of its planned Starship orbital prototype in late 2019. This wasn't a launch-ready version, but it shows how the spacecraft will likely look when it's finally ready for testing. SpaceX NASA doesn't just want to pop by the moon for a one-time visit in 2024. It wants to go there…
How to watch NASA, SpaceX lay out their first joint astronaut mission

How to watch NASA, SpaceX lay out their first joint astronaut...

Human spaceflight is set to once again begin on American soil with next month's blastoff of the NASA Demo-2 mission, which'll launch a SpaceX Crew Dragon craft from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. NASA has scheduled three press conferences for Friday, May 1, to go over how the entire mission will proceed, and space nerds can watch…
NASA, SpaceX to move ahead with historic first flight despite coronavirus

NASA, SpaceX to move ahead with historic first flight despite coronavirus

NASA astronauts Robert Behnken, left, and Douglas Hurley. SpaceX NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine told reporters Friday that the first-ever launch of astronauts to the International Space Station aboard a SpaceX spacecraft, an event set for May 27, is "a priority" for the space agency.It's a statement you'd expect to hear from the head of NASA,…
NASA and SpaceX usher in new era of humans in space video

NASA and SpaceX usher in new era of humans in space...

[MUSIC] [MUSIC] [BLANK_AUDIO] Good morning and welcome to our first in our series of briefings today to preview the upcoming demo to mission at the SpaceX Crew Dragon to the International Space Station, the first Crew Dragon flight to launch with humans on board. We're now less than a month away from launch on May…
How to watch NASA, SpaceX break down their first joint astronaut mission

How to watch NASA, SpaceX break down their first joint astronaut...

Human spaceflight is set to once again begin on American soil with next month's blastoff of the NASA Demo-2 mission, which'll launch a SpaceX Crew Dragon craft from Florida's Kennedy Space Center. NASA has scheduled three press conferences for Friday, May 1, to go over how the entire mission will proceed, and space nerds can watch…

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