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What we learned from Elon Musk’s AMA


From Pirate Parties to Paypal founders, we're looking at a few AMAs this morning, but we can't pass up the chance to look through all of the things Space X CEO, Elon Musk was asked about in his. Moving swiftly on from the questions about poo disposal and electric busses …

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Boeing challenges Space X in a race to Mars


Considering how young Space X is as a rocket developer, it's somewhat surprising that it seems so advanced and forward thinking, especially when it comes to getting people to Mars. Boeing however isn't happy letting it take all the limelight and has challenged the Elon Musk founded company to the …

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Elon Musk pledges humans on Mars by 2022

Late last night, Elon Musk addressed attendees at the International Astronautical Congress and outlined his plans for Mars colonisation. He believes that Space X can get human boots on Mars by 2022, reduce costs to as little as $100,000 per person to travel to the red planet before long, and by …

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Elon Musk has plans to send people way beyond Mars

Space X CEO Elon Musk is one of the world's leading proponents of colonising other worlds, but he may not stop at sending people to Mars. The Mars Colonial Transporter (MCT) design, which is said to be capable of transporting 100 people to the surface of the red planet, could …

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Space X wants to get back on the horse by November


Space X has announced its intention to begin Falcon 9 rocket launches again as soon as November this year. This news comes after a recent catastrophe that saw one of the rockets explode on the Cape Canaveral launch pad, taking with it a $200 million Facebook owned satellite, as well …

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Space X does it again, nails fifth booster landing


Space X continues to prove that its first stage recovery system for its Falcon 9 rocket launch, is a winning formula, as once again it has managed to return that booster to Earth via its drone barge. It successfully landed back home early Sunday morning, right after launching its satellite payload into orbit. …

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Would you want a Space X landing pad near you?

Space X is looking to build two new landing pads at the Cape Canaveral Air Force base in California, so that it can attempt to land all three Falcon 9 rockets used to make up a Falcon Heavy launch. However, it needs to receive approval first and as part of …

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Space X on track for first manned ISS run in 2017

Space X has hit a major new mile stone and for once it has nothing to do with it landing a Falcon 9 rocket on a barge. NASA has ordered the commercial space venture to fly some of its astronauts to the International Space Centre, marking the first time that Space …

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Space X Falcon 9 crash was hardest droneship impact yet

Yesterday Space X once again sent up a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver a payload into Near Earth Orbit. That all went to plan, but on attempting to recover its fourth first-stage booster rocket in a row, a problem during the landing caused a rapid unscheduled disassembly (RUD), which in …

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Elon Musk: people may die on early Mars missions

As a big proponent for a manned mission to Mars and the colonisation of the red planet, you might expect Elon Musk to wrap up his ideas in PR positivism, but that's not the case. In a recent interview, he claimed that the first missions to Mars will be very …

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Amazon’s Blue Origin succeeds in suicide burn landing

In the ever more exciting space race to commercialise the waters beyond the shore of our cosmic ocean, Amazon has again re-launched its Blue Origin space craft out of our atmosphere and safely returned it to Earth. This time though, it completed a suicide burn, saving fuel, improving efficiency and still …

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