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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....

2012-12-12 16:20:37

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2012, NASA continued to implement America's ambitious space exploration program, landing the most sophisticated rover on the surface of Mars, carrying out the first-ever commercial mission to the International Space Station and advancing the systems needed to send humans deeper into space. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "NASA achieved historic milestones this year landing the most sophisticated rover on...

2012-11-01 15:21:27

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its first three performance milestones for NASA's Commercial Crew Integrated Capability (CCiCap) initiative, which is intended to lead to the availability of commercial human spaceflight services for government and commercial customers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During the company's first milestone, a technical baseline review, NASA and SpaceX...

2012-10-02 08:44:34

Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its Antares rocket to the launch pad of the nation's newest spaceport - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. - while in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) moves ahead with preparations for an Oct. 7 launch to the International Space Station for NASA's first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission. These developments mark progress in returning space station resupply missions to American soil....

2012-10-01 14:20:18

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences Corporation Monday rolled the first stage of its Antares rocket to the launch pad of the nation's newest spaceport - the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at Wallops Island, Va. - while in Florida, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) moves ahead with preparations for an Oct. 7 launch to the International Space Station for NASA's first Commercial Resupply Services (CRS) mission. These developments mark progress in returning...

2012-08-23 14:21:55

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden announced Thursday new milestones in the nation's commercial space initiatives from the agency's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The latest advances made by NASA's commercial space partners pave the way for the first contracted flight of cargo to the International Space Station (ISS) this fall and mark progress toward a launch of astronauts from U.S. soil in the next 5 years. Bolden announced Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed its Space...

2012-07-13 09:00:18

NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. SpaceX is one of several companies working to develop crew transportation capabilities under the Commercial Crew Development Round 2 (CCDev2)...

2012-07-12 10:20:27

HAWTHORNE, Calif., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA partner Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has completed an important design review of the crewed version of its Dragon spacecraft. The concept baseline review presented NASA with the primary and secondary design elements of its Dragon capsule designed to carry astronauts into low Earth orbit, including the International Space Station. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) SpaceX is one of several...

2012-05-27 23:02:22

Proach Models, based on BC's Sunshine Coast, has just signed a deal to become the first official producer and distributor of replica SpaceX spacecraft, including the Falcon 9 and Dragon spacecraft. Sechelt, BC (PRWEB) May 26, 2012 Less than an hour after Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) made spaceflight history by becoming the first commercial company ever to dock a spacecraft at the International Space Station, an independent aerospace model-making company based on BC's Sunshine...

2012-05-23 13:24:26

NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., completed wind tunnel testing for Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) of Hawthorn, Calif., to provide Falcon 9 first stage re-entry data for the company's advanced reusable launch vehicle system. Under a Reimbursable Space Act Agreement, Marshall conducted 176 runs in the wind tunnel test facility on the Falcon 9 first stage to provide SpaceX with test data that will be used to develop a re-entry database for the recovery of the...


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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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