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  • Out-of-control SpaceX rocket will smash into the moon in weeks

    01/27/2022 9:50:45 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 53 replies ^ | Ben Turner
    The Falcon 9 booster was launched in February 2015 as part of a mission to send a climate observation satellite 930,000 miles (1.5 million kilometers) from Earth, but since running out of fuel, the 4.4-ton (4 metric tons) rocket has been hurtling around space in a chaotic orbit. The rocket's upper stage is now expected to hit the far side of the moon while traveling at a blistering speed of 5,771 mph (9,288 km/h) on March 4, 2022, according to Bill Gray, a developer of software that tracks near-Earth objects. In a Jan. 21 blog post, Gray noted that the...

    02/01/2022 6:22:19 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 67 replies ^ | VICTOR TANGERMANN
    Glover, who was part of the first operational crew mission to the ISS on board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in November 2020, gave Cruise several pointers as to what to expect. Cruise partnered with SpaceX in 2020 to film what could soon become one of the first action movies filmed in space. During an interview for the NASA podcast “The Body in Space” — originally recorded in November, but published Friday — Glover didn’t beat around the bush. “When you first get to space station is when you notice the smell the strongest because you kind of get saturated and...
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch halted over cruise ship in hazard area

    01/31/2022 5:42:45 AM PST · by billorites · 16 replies ^ | January 30, 2022 | James Tutten
    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — SpaceX scrubbed its fourth attempt to launch a Falcon 9 rocket after a cruise ship entered a hazard area in Cape Canaveral. 6:20 p.m. update:SpaceX halted its countdown at 33 seconds after a cruise ship entered a hazard area that needs to be clear for safety.
  • SpaceX aces first of three back-to-back Falcon 9 launches

    12/18/2021 8:15:16 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Teslarati ^ | December 14, 2021 | Eric Ralph
    Starlink 4-4 marks the 98th successful Falcon landing, the first time SpaceX has performed a non-polar Starlink launch from its West Coast pad, and the first time a Falcon 9 booster has completed 11 orbital-class launches and spaceflights. Up next, SpaceX is scheduled to launch Turkey’s Turksat 5B geostationary communications satellite out of its Cape Canaveral, Florida LC-40 pad. Falcon 9 could lift off as early as 10:58 pm EDT, Saturday, December 18th (03:58 UTC 19 Dec) – just 15 hours after Starlink 4-4. Set in September 2021, SpaceX’s current record is two launches in ~44 hours.
  • Watch: Boat Catches Part of SpaceX Rocket in Net

    08/07/2019 3:02:31 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    gcaptain ^ | August 7, 2019
    Check out this video posted by SpaceX’s Elon Musk showing part of a rocket being caught by ship at sea with a giant net.
  • Chinese Rocket Breaks Apart Revealing Inspirational Fortune Inside

    05/21/2021 5:56:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    Babylon Bee ^ | May 7th, 2021 | The Babylon Bee
  • Space Coast to host 2 rocket launches in 3 days

    05/15/2021 7:42:13 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies ^ | MAY. 14, 2021
    Early Saturday evening, SpaceX hopes to embark on its 28th Starlink mission, sending another cluster of 60 broadband internet network satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. That launch is at 6:54 p.m. ET and will lift off from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Then, on Monday, United Launch Alliance hopes to send up an Atlas V rocket with the S-B-I-R-S GEO-5 missile detection and early warning satellite for the U.S. Space Force Space and Missile Systems Center. The rocket is poised to lift off from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. That launch...
  • Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 rocket packed with Starlink satellites this Star Wars Day - Today 3pm Eastern

    05/04/2021 6:36:58 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 39 replies ^ | 05/04/21 | Space Today
    This never gets old to me, especially the landings, but today at 3:01pm Eastern the next batch of SpaceX/Starlink satellites are scheduled to be launched. Anything can happen but the weather looks good for a launch today... This will be the 26th launch of 60 satellites, which means about 1550 Starlink satellites are up there in LEO offering internet service to a rapidly growing beta test base...including users in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.....
  • A SpaceX Dragon will make the 1st nighttime splashdown with astronauts in 53 years and you can watch it live

    05/01/2021 7:59:46 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | Tariq Malik
    SpaceX's Crew-1 Dragon spacecraft, called Resilience, is scheduled to undock from the space station at 8:35 p.m. EDT (0035 GMT) after delays due to bad weather at its splashdown site on Earth. The spacecraft will return NASA astronauts Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, Shannon Walker and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Soichi Noguchi home after six months in space. You can watch SpaceX's Crew-1 Dragon undocking here and on the homepage, courtesy of NASA TV. NASA's livestream will begin at 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) and will continue until splashdown, which is scheduled for Sunday at 2:57 a.m. EDT (0657...
  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX launches astronauts on Crew-2 rocket to International Space Station

    04/23/2021 5:15:45 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 24 replies ^ | APRIL 23, 2021 |
    SpaceX launched its third crew to the International Space Station an hour before sunrise on Friday in Florida, recycling a rocket and spacecraft for the first time. The Crew-2 mission, the first involving a European, blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5.49am Eastern Time (7.49pm AEST). “Endeavour launches once again — four astronauts from three countries on Crew-2, now making their way to the one and only International Space Station,” announcer Gary Jordan said to loud cheers and applause. The Crew Dragon entered orbit a few minutes later and is racing to catch up with the...
  • These 4 Crew-2 astronauts are ready to ride a SpaceX rocket into orbit

    04/18/2021 6:14:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | By Amy Thompson
    The four astronauts are scheduled to launch to the International Space Station (ISS) on SpaceX's next crewed mission Thursday (April 22) at 6:11 a.m. EST (1011 GMT). They practiced that launch day today (April 18) with one last predawn dress rehearsal. The spaceflyers — NASA astronauts Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, France's Thomas Pesquet and Japan's Akihiko Hoshide — arrived at NASA's Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida on Friday (April 16) and have already begun their final preparations before liftoff, which included a quick chat with reporters broadcast from the astronaut crew quarters. The Crew-2 mission will see a...
  • Looks like SpaceX just lost a booster

    02/15/2021 8:15:31 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 33 replies
    SpaceX | 2/15/21 | Hoagy62
    It looks like the Falcon 9 booster on its 6th launch failed to come down on the drone ship "Of Course I Still Love You'. According to the video just seen, the booster performed its re-entry burn successfully. But, after the shutdown, when there should have been no flame visible, there was still flame coming from the booster. The video cut off, as did the telemetry from the booster. The video switched to the video from the drone ship. There was a slight orange glow from off screen, but then nothing.
  • These Millionaires Paid $55M For A Private Trip To Space On A SpaceX Rocket

    01/28/2021 5:18:01 AM PST · by SmokingJoe · 16 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 27 2020 | Alexis Ty
    Axiom Space revealed the three private citizens who paid $55 million each to go to the International Space Station They are American real estate investor Larry Connor, Canadian investor Mark Pathy and Israeli businessman Eytan Stibbe The mission will be led by a veteran NASA astronaut and is set to launch in January next year The first customers of commercial space travel have been revealed, and each paid a jaw-dropping amount for their trip to the International Space Station (ISS) early next year. Axiom Space, the Houston, Texas-based aerospace company that arranged the trip, said the first fully private astronaut...
  • How SpaceX Recovers Falcon 9 after Drone Ship Landings - Port Canaveral Recovery Operations

    01/20/2021 1:06:32 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Januray 01 2020 | SpaceX
    I have always wondered about that. Now I know.
  • SpaceX launches another batch of Starlink satellites on heels of Sentinel-6, Crew-1 missions

    11/25/2020 2:12:03 AM PST · by mylife · 12 replies
    orlando sentinal ^ | 11/24/2020 | CAROLINE GLENN
    SpaceX sent another batch of Starlink satellites into space Tuesday night, on the heels of the company’s Sentinel-6 ocean-mapping satellite launch from California and Crew-1 astronaut mission from Florida. The company’s Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on time at 9:13 p.m. from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s launch complex 40, its fiery tail visible across parts of Central Florida on a cool, clear evening. Then, about eight minutes after launch, SpaceX also recovered the rocket’s booster, marking its seventh flight to date and making it the company’s most re-flown booster. It’s the latest Starlink launch since the program began last...
  • SpaceX Commercial Crew-1 Launch Live Sunday November 15 7:27PM EST

    11/15/2020 2:06:41 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 59 replies
    NASA SpaceX ^ | 15 November 2020 | NASA SpaceX
    NASA's SpaceX astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker, and Soichi Noguchi arrived at KSC historic launchpad 39-A, and boarded the launch vehicle. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission will be the first crew rotational flight of a U.S. commercial spacecraft with astronauts to the International Space Station. The launch may be viewed via link above, or streaming via SpaceX Launches, and via Roku NASA channel.
  • SpaceX set to launch first fully-crewed ISS mission Saturday

    11/10/2020 8:38:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies ^ | 10 November 2020 | Rafi Letzter
    Elon Musk's company has launched two people into space to date: NASA astronauts Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken, who rode to the International Space Station May 30 aboard a Crew Dragon capsule mounted on a Falcon 9 rocket. That test flight, termed DEMO-2, marked the first-ever commercial crewed launch, and the first launch from American soil since the end of the Space Shuttle program in 2011. But it was a test flight, with just two astronauts aboard, lasting just 64 days with most of that time in zero-gravity spent on the International Space Station (ISS). On Nov. 14, if all...
  • 5 Big Questions Over SpaceX Declaring Martian Independence

    10/31/2020 10:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 31, 2020 | Jonah Gottschalk
    From communists on Mars to 'The Expanse' in real life, the questions about the future of Musk's Mars are huge. Here's what you need to know. Martian 1776 has arrived, according to SpaceX. In a set of recently released documents, the company announced it has no intention of following laws from any government on Earth once it reaches Mars.“For services provided on Mars, or in transit to Mars via Starship or other colonization spacecraft, the parties recognize Mars as a free planet and that no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities,” the document reads, which was included...
  • Starlink Internet From Space: Faster Than 95% Of USA

    11/01/2020 11:02:50 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | 11/01/20 | John Koetsier
    Could rural Montana be the next Silicon Valley? Check internet speed off your list of reasons why not.Even though Elon Musk’s SpaceX says its expanded “Better Than Nothing” test is still a beta version of Starlink’s eventual capabilities, at least one early Starlink internet service customer says he is getting better than expected speed. Starlink says it should give you between “50 and 150 MB/s with 20-40 milliseconds of latency.” Starlink customer “FourthEchelon19” is getting 161 megabits/second download and 23 megabits/second upload speed.In rural Montana.That’s good enough to stream 4K YouTube videos with zero buffering. And it’s making people with hard-wired “high-speed”...
  • Washington emergency responders first to use SpaceX’s Starlink internet in the field: ‘It’s amazing’

    10/01/2020 7:02:47 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 33 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/29/20 | CNBC
    This is the first practical field deployment that I've heard about. Washington Emergency Management who is responding to the wildfires out west has deployed 7 Starlink Terminals remotely to provide internet and communication capabilities to help their response to the fires. The reviews so far a fantastic.....