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Thursday, January 23, 2020
SpaceX Starhopper Damaged in High Winds

SpaceX Starhopper Damaged in High Winds

Elon Musk indicates that the SpaceX Starhopper has been damaged after being toppled in 50 mile-per-hour winds. This will take a few weeks to repair. I just heard. 50 mph winds broke the mooring blocks late last night & fairing was blown over. Will take a few weeks to repair.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 23,…
The Model for the Starship has actually been Put Together, Hop Tests Might be Occurring Quickly

The Model for the Starship has actually been Put Together, Hop...

In an announcement sure to make you quiver with delight, Elon Musk says that SpaceX could begin short-hop test flights of its Starship prototype as early as next Spring. The Starship, which looks like something from a 1950’s sci-fi novel cover (awesome!) is intended to carry people to the Moon and Mars. When the spacecraft…
Do NASA And SpaceX Collaborate?

Do NASA And SpaceX Collaborate?

Falcon 9 Rocket LaunchGetty Why aren’t NASA and SpaceX collaborating? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by C Stuart Hardwick, Award-Winning Scifi Author, on Quora: Why aren’t NASA and SpaceX collaborating? Never ask “why” until you know “whether.”…
The SpaceX Starhopper has 3 Raptor Engines on the Bottom

The SpaceX Starhopper has 3 Raptor Engines on the Bottom

This year, SpaceX will test out a miniaturized version of its super-heavy launch vehicle, which is known as the Starship (aka. the Big Falcon Rocket). This test launch will validate the design of the rocket and how it fairs at supersonic speeds and deals with the cryogenic environment of space. It will also serve as…
Model Variation of the SpaceX Starship with a Stainless-steel Skin is Under Building

Model Variation of the SpaceX Starship with a Stainless-steel Skin is...

Elon Musk has been a busy man in recent years. In September of 2016, he unveiled his company’s plan for a super-heavy launch vehicle – the Interplanetary Transport System (ITS). The following year, Musk presented the world with an updated design of the vehicle, which had been renamed the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) and the…
From NASA to SpaceX, simply look to area for excellent news from 2018

From NASA to SpaceX, simply look to area for excellent news...

2018 may well prove to be the beginning of new eras in spaceflight, astronomy and astrophysics. Elon Musk and SpaceX may have ushered in the start of a golden age of commercial spaceflight, while a host of missions around the solar system may boost our understanding of our neighbors. On top of that, "multi-messenger astronomy" may provide…
Ars takes a very first trip of the length of The Boring Business’s test tunnel

Ars takes a very first trip of the length of The...

A view of the exit of The Boring Company's test tunnel in Hawthorne. The Boring Company The Boring Company tunnel entrance with a Telsa on an elevator to lower it down to tunnel-level. The Boring Company A wider shot of a vehicle in the Hawthorne test tunnel. The Boring Company An autonomous, electric vehicle with…
Elon Musk reveals very first Boring Business tunnel under SpaceX HQ

Elon Musk reveals very first Boring Business tunnel under SpaceX HQ

Two years ago, the relentless Los Angeles frustrated Elon Musk so much he tweeted that he was going to build a tunneling machine to take transport subterranean, helping drivers beat the crazy backups altogether. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is known for making outlandish Twitter statements, but this time he wasn't joking. He was set on building…
Elon Musk beat a world record for rocket launches in2018 Here’s every history-making SpaceX objective of the year.

Elon Musk beat a world record for rocket launches in2018 Here’s...

This has been SpaceX's most incredible year yet for launching rockets. In 2018, Elon Musk's aerospace company achieved 20 successful launches. Those missions sent dozens of payloads into orbit, debuted two experimental Starlink internet satellites, and even shot a car past the orbit of Mars. The company still has one more launch planned for December.…
Great News: a SpaceX Freight Resupply is Off to the Spaceport station. Problem: Stopped Working Hydraulics in the Grid Fins Triggered the First Phase Booster to Crash Into the Ocean

Great News: a SpaceX Freight Resupply is Off to the Spaceport...

It’s been a busy time for Elon Musk and SpaceX, lately. Earlier this week, the company launched 64 satellites (and a art project known as the Orbital Reflector) in what was the largest rideshare mission in history. The mission was also historic because it involved a booster making its third successful landing. And this was…

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