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SpaceX Seeks U.S. Approval to Provide Internet from Space
SpaceX

SpaceX Seeks U.S. Approval to Provide Internet from Space

The Calif.-based company, owned and operated by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk, has proposed an orbiting digital communications array that would eventually consist of 4,425 satellites.
NASA Is Concerned About SpaceX's Rocket Fueling Practices
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NASA Is Concerned About SpaceX's Rocket Fueling Practices

It's worried that SpaceX will put crews at risk by topping up while they're aboard.
5 Pieces of Amazing Advice From Twin Space Heroes
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5 Pieces of Amazing Advice From Twin Space Heroes

Capt. Scott Kelly and Capt. Mark Kelly know all about operating under pressure.
Nina Zipkin
Are Elon Musk and NASA Fighting Over Mars?
Elon Musk

Are Elon Musk and NASA Fighting Over Mars?

'If Elon Musk brought the samples in the door right now I'd throw him a party out of my own money,' NASA scientist said.
Entrepreneur Staff
Elon Musk Breaks Down His Plan for Mars in Reddit AMA
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Elon Musk Breaks Down His Plan for Mars in Reddit AMA

The SpaceX founder talked specs and science fiction.
Nina Zipkin
Blue Origin Successfully Tests Capsule Safety, Lands Booster
Blue Origin

Blue Origin Successfully Tests Capsule Safety, Lands Booster

Saving the capsule was the only goal of the test and the survival of the Blue Shepherd rocket, making its fifth flight, served as a bonus for Blue Origin.
Elon Musk Outlines Plans to Put Humans on Mars
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Elon Musk Outlines Plans to Put Humans on Mars

Though he said he envisions humans living in a large colony on Mars, he added that the key will be getting the cost down low enough to attract willing volunteers.
SpaceX Blast Investigation Suggests Breach in Oxygen Tank's Helium System
SpaceX

SpaceX Blast Investigation Suggests Breach in Oxygen Tank's Helium System

No one was hurt in the explosion, which could be heard 30 miles (48 km) away from SpaceX's launch pad 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
SpaceX Aims to Resume Launches in November, President Says
SpaceX

SpaceX Aims to Resume Launches in November, President Says

The space services company suspended Falcon 9 flights while it investigates why the rocket burst into flames on Sept. 1.
Jeff Bezos Unveils New Rocket to Compete With SpaceX
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Jeff Bezos Unveils New Rocket to Compete With SpaceX

Bezos's Kent, Wash.-based Blue Origin space company is designing two versions of the rocket, named New Glenn, a nod to John Glenn.
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Returns to the Skies After Two Years
Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic Returns to the Skies After Two Years

The VMS Eve and VSS Unity flew in 'captive carry' mode for almost four hours over the Mojave desert.
15 Times NASA's Tweets Could Have Been Poetry
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15 Times NASA's Tweets Could Have Been Poetry

Get inspired by these unexpectedly beautiful tweets.
Nina Zipkin
U.S. Astronauts Prepare Station for Commercial Space Taxis
NASA

U.S. Astronauts Prepare Station for Commercial Space Taxis

The installation will end U.S. reliance on Russia for rides to the orbiting post.
Richard Branson Is Now Closer to Flying You Into Space
Virgin Galactic

Richard Branson Is Now Closer to Flying You Into Space

The company has not yet announced a date for the start of passenger flights but is selling tickets for a ride aboard SpaceShipTwo at $250,000 a seat. Commercial service is not expected to debut before 2017.