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SpaceX Begins Construction on Mars Colony Ship in Los Angeles

As SpaceX and NASA huddle at Kennedy Space Center in Florida to launch an extraordinary mission to search for Earth-like worlds beyond our solar system, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that the city would host the construction of humanity’s first interplanetary passenger ship. That ship? The SpaceX BFR or Big Falcon Rocket, built by […]

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Star Letter 003: Will Smith & Aliens Like It’s 1997

We’re not going to lie to you. It’s been a relatively slow news week in the world of space exploration. Elon Musk didn’t even tweet that much. Regardless, there’s been some good space journalism this week and a fun surprise from your favorite alien-punching movie star, Will Smith. And While SpaceX’s founder may not have […]

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Rocket Lab Launched A Secret Object to Space to Inspire Humanity

The new launch providers on the block, California-based Rocket Lab, conducted a second flight test of its Electron rocket. The launch was entirely successful, with the rocket reaching space and deploying three microsatellites to low-Earth orbit. But that wasn’t all. Rocket Lab deployed, in secret, another internally-built payload. “Still Testing,” as the mission was called, […]

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SpaceX to Launch Its Own Experimental Internet Satellites

When Elon Musk founded SpaceX he had one goal in mind: to get humans to Mars. What has resulted since the company started building that vision, it quite a few extraordinary breakthroughs.  Here are a few: -SpaceX was the first private company to dock a vehicle with the ISS -First to land an orbital rocket […]

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A Survivor’s Guide to Covering SpaceX at Kennedy Space Center

Do you have trouble explaining or defending your chosen career to family & friends? Is your sole source of entertainment a never-ending loop of Star Trek: Voyager episodes? Do you like to work constantly but make no real money? Then space journalism is for you. There aren’t many people out there regularly reporting on space […]

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SpaceX Will Fly It’s New Spacesuit on the Falcon Heavy Demo Flight

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed on Instagram last night that the company’s internally-designed spacesuit will be going for a ride to deep space. It will be launched as part of the company’s “fun” payload to accompany the first ever flight of the SpaceX’s long-in-development Falcon Heavy rocket. Liftoff is currently scheduled for Tuesday, February 6th during […]

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10 Things You Need to Know About SpaceX’s Historic Falcon Heavy Launch

1. Liftoff of the Falcon Heavy will occur on Tuesday, February 6th, during a 3-hour launch window that opens at 1:30 PM Eastern time. SpaceX has reserved the next day for launch as well. However, a looming Government shutdown on Wednesday night could delay the Falcon Heavy launch due to the facility and many personnel […]

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Elon Musk is Now Selling a Flamethrower

Eccentric billionaire Elon Musk has done something insane…again. Just a week from launching a cherry red electric Tesla Roadster to a Mars heliocentric orbit atop the most powerful rocket in the world, Musk decided that this world was missing something: More flamethrowers. Over at Boring, Musk’s new drill-holes-under-America company, they are manufacturing and selling rifle-sized […]

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The Most Powerful Rocket in the World is Set for its Maiden Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL,FL–– On Wednesday, January 24th, SpaceX fired up its triple-booster Falcon Heavy rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. At precisely 12:30 PM Eastern time, and In just under 12 seconds, the Elon Musk-founded private spaceflight company simultaneously lit up the heavy-lift rocket’s 27 Merlin engines. It was the most powerful engine or rocket […]

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Rocket Lab Launched A Secret Object to Space to Inspire Humanity

The new launch providers on the block, California-based Rocket Lab, conducted a second flight test of its Electron rocket. The launch was entirely successful, with the rocket reaching space and deploying three microsatellites to low-Earth orbit. But that wasn’t all. Rocket Lab deployed, in secret, another internally-built payload. “Still Testing,” as the mission was called, […]

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