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Watch Axiom 1 take four people to space in the first private ISS flight

April 8th, 2022

We’ve reached a momentous occasion in the journey to commercial space travel. Today, Axiom Space and SpaceX launched Axiom 1, the first private ISS flight. The flight, which includes the world’s first all-private astronaut team, took off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center this morning around 11:17 AM EDT. It’s a historic moment for space travel, …

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Netflix just released its new Elon Musk documentary

April 7th, 2022

Netflix’s new Elon Musk-focused documentary Return to Space is attracting mixed reviews, some of which lambast the film as fawning portraiture. But given the fact that the subject is Musk, that’s not necessarily a big surprise. The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX (and newly minted Twitter board member) is nothing if not a perfectly modern …

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SpaceX’s Starlink might give in-flight internet a speed boost

June 10th, 2021

No matter how quick our home internet and mobile data speeds get, the internet service we pay for on our flights never seems to improve. That might not be the case for much longer, as The Verge reports that Elon Musk’s space transportation company SpaceX is currently in talks with “several” airlines to provide its …

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SpaceX is building launch platforms in the ocean, because of course it is

June 2nd, 2021

SpaceX is by far the largest and most successful private spaceflight company ever, and it’s been able to carve its place in the history books thanks to a lot of out-of-the-box thinking. The company pioneered reusable rocket boosters and successfully developed the Falcon 9, which has a ridiculously shiny record of spotless launches. The first …

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SpaceX is about to hit a ridiculous milestone

May 26th, 2021

If it seems like SpaceX launches have gotten a bit, well, boring lately it’s probably because so many of them go off without a hitch. Sure, the SpaceX Starship prototypes have been having a rough go of things, but the Falcon 9 is so reliable at this point that launches come and go without much …