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Jun 27, 2020

SpaceX — Launch You UP

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#HappyBirthdayElonMusk #MustWatch #SpaceX #ElonMusk #SpaceFun #SpaceExploration


#HappyBirthdayElonMusk #MustWatch #SpaceX #ElonMusk #SpaceFun #SpaceExploration

Jun 27, 2020

How we are going to live on MARS?

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This is how we are building on MARS and going to live #MustWatch #MarsExploration #SpaceExploration

Jun 27, 2020

SpaceX to Offer High-Speed Internet from Space to Rural Canada

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Elon Musk’s company, SpaceX, has applied to offer high-speed internet to people living in rural parts of Canada, the offer has yet to be accepted by the Canadian telecom company.

Jun 26, 2020

Elon Musk hints at Tesla Cybertruck being amphibious — is he kidding?

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Elon Musk is hinting at Tesla Cybertruck being virtually amphibious, and it’s not clear if he’s actually kidding.

Sometimes, Musk makes comments about future Tesla products and features that can be hard to judge.

For example, it was hard to tell if he was kidding when he said that the next Tesla Roadster would be equipped with a cold air thruster, but that’s apparently happening.

Jun 26, 2020

Rocket Report: Used Falcon 9s to launch humans, Scottish spaceport advances

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As always, we welcome reader submissions, and if you don’t want to miss an issue, please subscribe using the box below (the form will not appear on AMP-enabled versions of the site). Each report will include information on small-, medium-, and heavy-lift rockets as well as a quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

NASA ready to buy suborbital rides for its people. This week, NASA formally asked the US space industry to dish the details on its plans for brief spaceflights. In essence, the space agency said it wants to buy brief hops into space for its Astronaut Corps and scientists, but it needs more information, Ars reports. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said the program seeks mostly to increase the time NASA spends in microgravity.

Balancing cost and risk … The biggest question concerns the risk that NASA is willing to accept in putting its people on these space vehicles. For the space shuttle program, NASA had complete oversight of the vehicle’s development. Although the commercial crew program was a public-private partnership, NASA still had significant insight into every facet of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Boeing’s Starliner spacecraft because it paid for most of the development costs. Now, NASA is solely a customer. “We’re not going to make it more dangerous than orbital flight,” Bridenstine said of suborbital flight.

Jun 26, 2020

Elon Musk believes he has a 70% likelihood of flying to Mars

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Mars — YES or NOT?


Multi-billionaire founder of SpaceX and Tesla Elon Musk said he believes there is a 70% chance of him getting to Mars on one of his spacecraft. The Independent reports:

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Jun 26, 2020

Space Exploration vs Settlement

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Sachika Bhatia (Space Renaissance India) interviews.

Adriano V. Autino, President of Space Renaissance International.

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Jun 25, 2020

If the moon were replaced with some of our planets(at night)

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#MoonExploration

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Jun 25, 2020

SpaceX Starship: Elon Musk shares stunning image that shows tank’s real size

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The ambitious rocket, designed to send the first humans to Mars and establish a city, is taking shape.

Jun 25, 2020

SpaceX transports fifth Starship prototype to the launch pad

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SpaceX has at long last transported its fifth full-scale Starship prototype to a nearby launch pad, kicking off a week of busy pre-test preparations while the sixth rocket is already nipping at its heels.

Starship SN5’s move to the pad ends the longest gap between full-scale prototype testing since Starship Mk1 was destroyed in November 2019, a partially-expected failure that began a more than three-month period of infrastructure upgrades. The first upgraded Starship (SN1) rolled to the pad on February 25th, followed by SN3 on March 29th and SN4 on April 23rd, indicative of a fairly consistent monthly cadence of Starship production (and destruction).

Almost exactly two months after its predecessor headed from the factory to SpaceX’s Boca Chica, Texas launch facilities, Starship SN5 has taken its place on a brand new launch mount. The cause of that month-long delay is fairly simple. When Starship SN4 exploded on May 29th, it damaged the existing launch mount and some additional ground support equipment (GSE), forcing SpaceX to scrap the destroyed mount and build a new one from scratch. In a matter of weeks, SpaceX’s crack team of pad engineers and technicians have done exactly that.