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SpaceX’s newest mission for NASA is totally metal

March 3rd, 2020

NASA has been relying on private companies for help with launching various missions for some time now. SpaceX is one of NASA’s biggest partners in this regard, and it regularly awards the company with new contracts for future missions well in advance of the planned launch date. Now, with its eyes set on a very special …

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SpaceX finally caught one of its rocket’s nose cones

June 25th, 2019

SpaceX has never been shy about its failures. It’s famously poked fun at itself over its near-misses and setbacks over the years, and it’s typically very transparent whenever it comes up short. In recent months, its inability to successfully catch and recover the nose cone fairings of its rockets has been a real thorn in …

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Watch SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy center booster narrowly miss its mark

June 25th, 2019

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket early this morning, and it was just the third time it’s ever done so. The massive rocket — a pair of side boosters strapped to its central core booster — successfully sailed skyward and delivered a huge payload of 24 satellites into Earth orbit. Everything went according to plan… …

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SpaceX is about to launch the ashes of 152 people into space

June 24th, 2019

SpaceX may be yet to launch any living human astronauts into space, but the remains of over 150 people are going to get the ride of their afterlives on Monday night thanks to the company’s Falcon Heavy rocket. Among the various satellites and instruments being carried into orbit by SpaceX this evening is a collection …

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SpaceX is just days away from its third Falcon Heavy launch

June 21st, 2019

SpaceX’s largest functional launch vehicle, the Falcon Heavy, has already taken to the skies twice over the past couple of years, and both launches were nearly perfect, save for some snafus during retrieval of its boosters. If you missed the chance to watch those events live, you’ll get yet another opportunity this coming Monday. The …

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SpaceX lost its Falcon Heavy core booster to the ocean

April 16th, 2019

Last week, SpaceX finally accomplished something it had never done before. It launched the Falcon Heavy on its first commercial mission, and when its trio of boosters came back to Earth, it nailed all three of the landings. It was an incredible accomplishment, and still is, but unfortunately, Mother Nature had other plans for Falcon …