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2013-02-28 12:24:42

First Copy Of Single Travels From Cape Canaveral To International Space Station In SpaceX Dragon Cargo Capsule LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Thirty Seconds To Mars new single "Up In The Air" will be launched into space tomorrow. The band members will be in Florida to watch the launch of the second SpaceX cargo mission to the International Space Station. The company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon cargo capsule is scheduled to lift off on Friday, March 1, at 10:10...

2013-02-23 09:13:25

The second SpaceX mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Friday, March 1, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. EST. The company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon cargo capsule will lift off at 10:10 a.m. If needed, a backup launch opportunity is available on March 2 with launch time at 9:47 a.m. and NASA TV coverage beginning...

2013-02-22 16:20:15

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The second SpaceX mission to the International Space Station under NASA's Commercial Resupply Services contract is scheduled to launch Friday, March 1, from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. NASA Television coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. EST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The company's Falcon 9 rocket carrying its Dragon cargo capsule will lift off at 10:10...

New Addition To NASA LandSat Family Successfully Launches
2013-02-11 13:32:13

[Watch Video: Landsat 8 Liftoff Aboard Atlas V] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA successfully launched its future addition to the Landsat family into space this morning from California's Vandenberg Air Force Base. The Launch Data Continuity Mission successful went into orbit aboard the United Launch Alliance Atlas V 401 rocket at 1:02 p.m. Eastern Time. Everything went smoothly, and the Atlas soared into space without a hitch. The eighth addition to...

2013-02-08 10:37:03

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. The mission will continue the Landsat program's 40-year continuous data record by Earth's landscapes by satellite from space. LDCM will expand and...

2013-02-07 20:20:17

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will attend the launch of the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on Monday, Feb. 11. The launch is scheduled for 10:02 a.m. PST. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) LDCM is a collaboration between NASA and the Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey. The mission will continue the...

SpaceX To Launch Israeli Communications Satellite For Spacecom
2013-01-30 11:08:27

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is beginning 2013 by adding another contract to its growing launch portfolio. Building on the impressive 14 signed launch contracts by the end of last year, the company that was behind a landmark resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in October, has now signed a new contract to launch an Israeli communications satellite in 2015. Partnering with Space Communication Ltd....

SpaceX New Grasshopper Test Flight Another Success
2012-12-25 10:13:48

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is continuing tests with its Grasshopper reusable rocket, and this time it had a passenger to go along for the ride. The company sent its prototype Grasshopper rocket 131 feet into the air for a test flight, and added a six-foot dummy onboard for good measure. The 12-story tall Grasshopper rocket is designed to take off and land vertically, and could one day be a spacecraft that could take...

SpaceX Awarded Two Air Force Launches
2012-12-06 14:51:50

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is expanding its reach and has been awarded two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions by the United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The company will be using its Falcon launch vehicles to send DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space Test Program 2) into orbit in 2014 and 2015. "SpaceX deeply appreciates and is honored by the vote of confidence shown by the Air Force in our...

Robots May Prospect For Lunar Water
2012-11-16 21:16:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The prospect of finding frozen water on the moon has several companies scrambling to stake a claim in “them thar lunar hills.” "This is like the gold rush that led to the settlement of California," said Phil Metzger, a physicist who leads the Granular Mechanics and Regolith Operations Lab, part of Kennedy Space Center's Surface Systems Office. "This is the water rush." Water has already been found on asteroids and...


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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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