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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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A Good Luck Oreo Tradition Continues With The Falcon Heavy Launch

Tradition is a big part of any event, and launches are no different.  Inside of the CBS building at Kennedy Space Center’s press site, there is one ritual that has been around for years…Oreos. Peter King with CBS News Radio tells us about this delicious tradition. King has been with CBS News Radio for over […]

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The Falcon Heavy Flies!

We have liftoff! At 3:45 PM EST, SpaceX had a successful launch of their Falcon Heavy rocket.  On this clear, sunny day, Kennedy Space Center is bustling with 100,000 people to watch the world’s largest rocket.  There has not been this much activity in the area since the last Space Shuttle mission in 2011. In […]

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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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Out with the Old (Molecules), In with the New (Molecules)

Over a decade ago, astronomers were stumped to discover a large number of molecules that existed in the winds of supermassive black holes. This did not make sense to them because black holes are so full of energy and warm in temperature, whereas molecules are some of the coldest parts of space. The question had […]

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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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Gross: Can Astronauts Turn Poop into Food on Deep Space Missions?

It’s not a secret that human deep space exploration is the ultimate goal for both NASA and the commercial space industry. Like all exploration missions, there are years of preparation to ensure that everything is ready to go and will run as smooth as possible. One of the many things that need to be accounted […]

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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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