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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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This ‘Seamstress of the Stars’ Kept NASA’s Space Shuttle Safe and Stylish

When I first would think of the Space Shuttle, I always thought of it as basically an airplane that went to outer space. Of course this was when I was a child, but as I grew up, I still thought of the exterior of the shuttle as metallic and tough, especially since it had to […]

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Voyager: The Interstellar Explorers That Speak Elegantly for Humanity

Did you know that there were two brave robotic emissaries currently speeding through interstellar space after leaving our solar system? It’s true. And in millions of years, these twin probes that carry humanity’s most daring ambitions, will be found and studied by alien civilizations far in the expanse. On February 14th, 1990, while soaring through […]

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Star Letter 002: Richard Branson Shows up to the Space Travel Party, but It’s Crowded and Messy

We know you’ve missed us, it’s been an entire week. We come bearing space stuff. The business and wonder of space exploration never stops and we’ve had quite an interesting week. Star Letters just completed a trip to Kennedy Space Center to observe SpaceX’s launch of supplies to the space station––which was beautiful. Why do […]

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SpaceX Fires Off Reusable Launch System to Space Station

Cape Canaveral–– The Elon Musk-founded rocket provider SpaceX, launched their 14th resupply mission to the International Space Station for NASA on Monday afternoon, marking the company’s second mission on a fully-reusable launch system. That means that both the Falcon 9 and Dragon capsule have both flown on previous resupply missions to the ISS and have […]

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Star Letter 001: Telescope Delays, Strange Galaxies, and Mummified Aliens

Alright space nerds, this is the very first Star Letter––coming to you weekly from the far edges of the cosmos. Expect us on Thursday nights, and we’ll deliver all the week’s most important space news and fresh perspecives to your inbox. Make sure you subscribe in the box to the right! We’ll be brief because […]

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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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