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2011-03-07 10:18:13

Joining Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Team as SpaceX Prepares to Carry Astronauts Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is proud to announce that NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman is joining the company as a senior engineer working on astronaut safety and mission assurance. "We're excited about the great team that we are building. Our talent is the key to our success. Garrett's experience designing and using spaceflight hardware will be invaluable as we prepare the spacecraft that...

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2011-02-11 10:19:31

SpaceX displayed its Dragon space craft in Washington D.C. on Thursday, showing off its marks from the trip it took to orbit in December. The capsule blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida and in a seamless first practice run was able to enter orbit and re-enter the Earth's atmosphere without a glitch. "Luckily, I had nothing to worry about," former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox, who is now vice president of astronaut safety at SpaceX, said in a statement. "Now we just want everyone to get...

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2011-01-17 13:30:00

December 8th 2010 marked an incredible accomplishment for SpaceX.  As most of you know, we became the first commercial company to successfully recover a spacecraft from Earth orbit.  This is a feat previously only accomplished by six other nations/government agencies, and was made possible only through our ongoing partnership with NASA. While the flight was a significant technical achievement for SpaceX as a company, it was probably most significant for the American taxpayer. ...

2010-12-08 14:13:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden issued the following statement about SpaceX's launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "While rocket launches from the Cape are considered a common occurrence, the historic significance of today's achievement by SpaceX should not be lost. "This is the first in a new generation of commercial launch systems that will help provide...

2010-12-07 17:01:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first demonstration flight of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 8, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 9 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. EST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During a routine inspection this week, SpaceX engineers observed two small...

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2010-12-08 15:00:00

SpaceX successfully launched a space capsule into orbit and back on Wednesday, making it the first attempt by a private enterprise and a major milestone in the future of space travel. The Dragon spacecraft blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida on a Falcon 9 rocket. The capsule entered orbit about 10 minutes later, then circled the Earth twice before re-entering the atmosphere from low orbit, and splash landing into the Pacific Ocean. "The SpaceX Dragon Spacecraft has successfully...

2010-12-06 17:28:00

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A demonstration launch of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program has been rescheduled for no earlier than Wednesday, Dec. 8. The delay is because of a crack in the engine nozzle on the rocket's second stage. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During a routine review of close-out photos of the rocket on Monday, SpaceX engineers discovered the crack, which...

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2010-12-05 06:55:00

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), one of two companies primed to take over space ferry duties to the International Space Station (ISS) once NASA retires its space shuttle program, test-fired a rocket on Saturday in preparation for a Tuesday launch, according to officials. After two aborted test-fire attempts earlier on Saturday and on Friday due to problems, the rocket's nine liquid oxygen and kerosene-burning engines were briefly ignited at 10:50 a.m. EST Saturday, after the issues...

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2010-12-03 07:45:00

On Friday, December 3rd, SpaceX will webcast its static fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket engines at www.spacex.com. The webcast is set to begin at 11 AM Eastern / 8 AM Pacific, with the actual static fire targeted for 12 noon Eastern / 9 AM Pacific. This first stage firing is part of a full launch dress rehearsal at the Space Launch Complex 40 at the U.S. Air Force Station at Cape Canaveral in preparation for the first Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) launch of the Dragon...

2010-12-01 09:26:46

The first SpaceX Falcon 9 demonstration launch for NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program is targeted for liftoff on Tuesday, Dec. 7. Liftoff will occur from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The launch window extends from 9:03 a.m. to 12:22 p.m. EST. If necessary, launch opportunities also are available on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9 with the same window. Known as COTS 1, the launch is the first flight of the Dragon spacecraft and the first commercial...


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Elon Musk
2013-08-05 10:31:59

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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