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SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights.
Jon Cowart's email signature, which comes from the movie "Intersteller," reads "Perhaps we have forgotten that we are still pioneers . . . That we’ve barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us… That our destiny lies above us."
For the second straight day, SpaceX had to cancel the scheduled launch of a Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday evening, further pushing back the planned deployment of six Orbcomm communications satellites.
Today (June 19) marks the 15th anniversary of the launch of NASA's QuikScat, a satellite sent for a three-year mission in 1999 that continues collecting data.
Anyone who remembers dialup internet can sympathize with the plight of NASA mission controllers. Waiting for images to arrive from deep space, slowly downloading line by line, can be a little like the World Wide Web of the 1990s. Patience is required.
If you’re wondering if you’ll ever see a person on Mars in your lifetime – you just may if you’re around in ten years, according to claims made recently by SpaceX's Elon Musk.
Made In Space's 3D printer, customized for use in microgravity, has passed all NASA tests ahead of schedule and is ready to launch to the International Space Station in August 2014.
With two companies now providing commercial cargo launch services for the International Space Station, NASA is issuing its final report on the now-complete Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program that laid the groundwork for those flights.
Development is Major Step toward Returning Human Space Launches to U.S.
SpaceX has been spearheading American-based commercial space ventures for quite some time now, proving its worth as a launch provider for International Space Station supply runs with its Dragon spacecraft.
Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth cannot sustain life, uniting nations, and scientific research. Physical space exploration began in...
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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