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Space X shows off mass-rocket production

Space X is ramping up production of its Falcon 9 rocket and to prove it, it showcased an image on its Instagram account of as many as five of the iconic boosters currently being constructed at its facilities. This comes just a few weeks after Space X COO, Gwynne Shotwell, …

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Elon Musk to announce Space X Mars plans this year

Amid all the furore over who did what first between Space X and Blue Origin and repeated attempts by the former to land a rocket booster on its drone-barge, Space X CEO Elon Musk is still thinking about Mars. He’s been doing that for a while in-fact and has some …

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Bezos confirms Blue Origin has touched down again

Even without the billionaire sarcasm war between Space X CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, there’s no denying that Blue Origin’s efforts to get people into space are still exciting. That’s doubly so when launches can be repeated with the same hardware too, as it brings costs down …

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Space X Falcon rocket touches down… and then falls over

Space X has once again narrowly missed out on a successful drone-ship landing of its Falcon 9 first stage booster rocket. Although the orbital launch vehicle did manage to touch back down on the automated platform, it only stood upright for a few seconds before toppling over and exploding on …

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Elon Musk confirms Space X Falcon 9 booster landed unharmed

Although there were many great scientific breakthroughs in 2015, the most exciting for some came at the tail end of it. Space X’s landing of a first stage rocket booster after separation represents a real turning point in space travel efficiency and thankfully, it looks like the rocket touched down …

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Space X’s next Falcon 9 rocket launch to take place today

“Punting 24 hours,” sounds like a very relaxed way to push back the launch of a $50 million rocket, but that’s exactly what Space X CEO Elon Musk did on Sunday, via Twitter. His announcement means that the improved Falcon 9 rocket carrying 11 ORBCOMM satellites will instead head into …

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Space X set to test new and improved Falcon 9 this week

It’s been nearly six months since Space X has launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets, after the last one spectacularly exploded due to an overpressure event shortly after launch in June. But this week will see the commercial space venture testing a new and improved version of the rocket, …

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NASA will leave Low-Earth-Orbit to private industry

The International Space Station is one of mankind’s greatest feats of science and engineering, but unlike architecture of old, its shelf life is far, far shorter. In-fact NASA plans to abandon it by the end of the 2020s as it begins to move beyond Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO), but to continue tests and …

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Elon Musk wants governments to charge for carbon

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk has called on students and citizens to lobby their government to introduce a ‘carbon price’ to help hurry along commercial industries in making their businesses cleaner and to encourage the development of new renewable energy sources. Removing subsidies for traditional energy would cut …

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Elon Musk tells Amazon CEO: Space X did it first

Space X CEO Elon Musk has been talking space again on Twitter, but this time he’s been using it to point out his own company’s achievements in the wake of Amazon’s successful Blue Origin launch. Although that was quite an achievement, he pointed out that Space X had been performing similar …

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Lockheed and Boeing to build re-usable rocket too

When a new piece of hardware is introduced to a market that shakes things up, it’s often termed disruptive. Elon Musk is himself, a disruptor of many industries, helping push the world towards electric cars, high-speed maglev hyperloop travel and indeed, cheaper and more efficient space transits. So much so …

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Space X launch parameters angering local residents

As much as Space X launches might be something the world at large can delight in when they – almost –  land a rocket on a barge, or run test flights of their manned capsule system, not everyone is so pleased. For the 26 residents of the village nearby the launch …

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Russian space craft restocks ISS after Space X failure

The International Space Station is arguably mankind’s greatest technological achievement, so it’s important that it remains operational throughout its intended life span and that means keeping the intrepid astronauts and cosmonauts aboard well fed and with plenty to do. Fortunately then, after several failures in 2015 a Russian capsule has docked …

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Space X secures US military contract

Space X has increased its potential client base in a big way. While it may already have contracts with NASA to ferry cargo and eventual astronauts to the ISS, it’s now secured a deal with the US military to provide launch vehicles for satellites that will have various functions, including those …

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Space X releases pad abort test point of view video

Rocket launches are inherantly dangerous. While we may have come up with lots of clever ways to keep astronauts and expensive equipment safe during a launch, they are at the end of the day sat upon literal tonnes of highly explosive fuel, so sometimes things go wrong. That’s why there …

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Space X releases spoof Mars travel adverts

As it stands, the most exotic of locations tend to be barely inhabited islands in remote parts of the world, volcano lairs and skyscaper penthouses, but there’s one problem with all of those: they’re Earthbound. If we really want to start offering tourists a life changing holiday destination, we need …

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Space X successes continue with Turkmenistan satellite launch

In a move that shows Space X certainly isn’t putting all its eggs in a Western basket, the Elon Musk backed corporation has launched another successful Falcon 9 rocket, this time sending up a satellite for ex-Soviet state, Turkmenistan. Although it didn’t attempt a soft-landing on the remote barge, the …

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