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SpaceX lands Falcon 9 booster on Just Read The Instructions drone ship

By | booster, falcon, Falcon 9, Gadgets, spacecraft, spaceflight, SpaceX, transport

SpaceX confirmed on Twitter this morning that it recovered the booster from the latest Falcon 9 launch. Shortly after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 7:39AM ET this morning, the booster stage landed on the Just Read The Instructions drone ship. The company will now try to catch the rocket’s fairing with a […]

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Blue Origin could charge $200k-$300k for a trip to space

By | Blue Origin, commercial spaceflight, Gadgets, jeff bezos, new shepard, outer space, richard branson, space tourism, spaceflight, Virgin Galactic

How much would you pay to leave our dumpster fire of a world for just a few minutes? Blue Origin is considering charging $200,000 to $300,000 according to a Reuters report. For that price, passengers would get a seat on Blue Origin’s New Shepard, the commercial space vehicle from Jeff Bezos’ rocket company. The rocket […]

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Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite

By | Elon Musk, Falcon 9, Gadgets, hyperloop, outer space, Space, spaceflight, SpaceX

SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today during a 30-second window at 6:32pm EDT. On board is NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), designed to find exoplanets. SpaceX said this morning there’s an 80 percent chance of launching today. Following the launch, SpaceX will attempt to recover the Falcon 9 rocket and […]

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Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house

By | Business, Elon Musk, Gadgets, hyperloop, john carmack, New Mexico, spaceflight, SpaceX, transport

Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday night to announce a new recovery method for an upper stage SpaceX rocket. A balloon — a “giant party balloon” to quote him directly — will ferry part of a rocket to a bounce house. Seriously. If anyone else proposed this idea they would be ignored, but Elon Musk […]

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Virgin Galactic successfully tested its rocket-powered spacecraft today for the first time since 2014

By | Gadgets, outer space, richard branson, space tourism, spacecraft, spaceflight, spaceshiptwo, SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, virgin group, vss enterprise

Virgin Galactic took to the skies today for the first test of its rocket-powered spacecraft in over three years. The SpaceShipTwo launch platform deployed the USS Unity at a set altitude where the space craft will fire its engines for as long as 30 seconds bringing the craft to 1 1/2 the speed of sound. […]

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