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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...

SpaceX Could Go Public In 2013
2012-02-11 05:20:01

The CEO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is hoping to launch an initial public offering for the California-based space transport company sometime in 2013, according to various media reports Friday. SpaceX Chief Executive and Paypal co-founder Elon Must told Bloomberg's Alan Ohnsman that there was "a good chance" that the company behind the Falcon 9 booster rocket and Dragon spacecraft would have an IPO next year. He did not elaborate on those comments, Ohnsman said. According...

SpaceX Test Fires Advanced New SuperDraco Engine
2012-02-01 12:08:11

[ Watch the Video ] New Video Shows SuperDraco Engine in Action Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has successfully test fired SuperDraco, a powerful new engine that will play a critical role in the company´s efforts to change the future of human spaceflight. “SuperDraco engines represent the best of cutting edge technology,” said Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO and Chief Technology Officer. “These engines will power a revolutionary launch escape system that...

First Private Space Flight To ISS Scheduled for February
2011-12-10 04:54:31

In February, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) will become the first private company ever to launch an unmanned cargo flight to the International Space Station (ISS), NASA announced on Friday. According to Associated Press (AP) reports, the U.S. space administration announced a target date for the launch of the SpaceX Dragon cargo capsule. The unmanned vehicle will carry a payload of supplies to the ISS, where it will dock with the space station in what MSNBC.com's Alan Boyle calls...

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2011-07-10 08:25:00

While the approaching retirement of the space shuttle has NASA employees and residents of the areas most vital to the program concerned for their economic futures, it could present a tremendous opportunity for the three private-sector companies currently developing spacecraft for the US aeronautics agency, Reuters reporter Irene Klotz reported on Friday."¨According to Klotz, the three companies currently working on commercial space taxis designed to deliver American astronauts and cargo...

2011-05-12 07:51:54

Former Broadcom Executive Joins Company at a Time of Incredible Growth Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) has named Bret Johnsen as Chief Financial Officer, bringing 20 years of financial leadership experience in high-profile, publicly traded companies to SpaceX as it undergoes rapid growth on the back of tremendous technological and market success. Johnsen's appointment follows the company's fourth straight year of profitability (2007-2010). The total value of SpaceX NASA and commercial...

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2011-04-20 12:55:00

First Astronaut Mission Expected in Three Years NASA has awarded Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) $75 million to develop a revolutionary launch escape system that will enable the company's Dragon spacecraft to carry astronauts. The Congressionally mandated award is part of the agency's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) initiative that started in 2009 to help private companies mature concepts and technologies for human spaceflight. "This award will accelerate our efforts to develop...

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2011-03-10 08:40:00

New Lease Gives Company Space to Grow in McGregor Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) and the City of McGregor today signed a lease agreement allowing SpaceX to expand the size of its rocket development facility in McGregor. Under the deal, SpaceX will lease 631 acres -- the equivalent of almost 500 football fields -- for its test facility. The new lease will more than double the size of the current 256 acre site on the Western edge of the City of McGregor, and will last roughly 10 years,...

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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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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