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Two companies in the aerospace industry are joining together to launch tourists into space and check them into orbiting space habitats.
Space Exploration Technologies' (SpaceX) Dragon capsule has received NASA approval for their crew accommodations system, bringing the private-sector firm's spacecraft one step closer to a commercial test flight, the US space agency announced Tuesday.
The need for further review of the company's flight software has forced SpaceX to delay the test flight of their commercial Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS) until at least May 19.
SpaceX announced on Wednesday that the launch for its unmanned Dragon spacecraft is delayed yet again. The private spaceflight company said that the scheduled May 7th launch for its Dragon capsule "appears unlikely."
Blue Origin, a space flight company established by Amazon's founder Jeff Bezos, is in the process of developing reusable rockets.
The second SpaceX demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) has been rescheduled for a liftoff on Monday, May 7.
The SCIFLI (Scientifically Calibrated In Flight Imagery) team, based at NASA's Langley Research Center In Hampton, Va., is preparing to capture high definition video and thermal imagery of the SpaceX launch as the Falcon 9 rocket and its Dragon capsule climb through the atmosphere on their way to the International Space Station.
Elon Musk was born on June 28, 1971. He is a South African-American inventor and entrepreneur. He is the founder of SpaceX and Co-founder of Tesla Motors and PayPal. He is also chairman of SolarCity. Musk attended Bryanston High School in South Africa, but graduated from Pretoria Boys High School. In the early 90s, Musk was educated at Queen's University in Kingston Ontario Canada and left Canada around 1992 to pursue Business and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, where he...
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