Tag: SpaceX

SpaceX reveals first moon passenger: Yusaku Maezawa, Japanese fashion billionaire

Elon Musk’s SpaceX revealed the name of the person who is set to become the first private space tourist to travel to the moon: Yusaku Maezawa. The Japanese businessman is the billionaire founder and CEO of online fashion retailer Zozo. From the company: SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the […]

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NASA Astronauts Visit SpaceX

HAWTHORNE (CBSLA) — NASA astronauts paid a visit to SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne Monday. As CBSLA’s Lisa Sigell reports, they met with engineers ahead of the company’s first Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station. “I’m overjoyed. This truly is a test pilot’s dream and I’m excited about the whole thing,” said NASA astronaut Victor Glover. […]

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Manned space flight is coming back to the US, and these NASA astronauts will fly the first missions

After a years-long hiatus, manned space flight is coming back to the US, thanks to two private space companies. Boeing and SpaceX are both scheduled to fly their first manned test flights next year, with the first operational flights coming sometime after. At an event today, NASA unveiled the nine astronauts who have been assigned […]

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These nine American astronauts will make commercial spaceflight history

NASA has revealed the nine astronauts who will man the first commercial spaceflights, as the US prepares to once again begin launching manned missions after retiring the Space Shuttle. The crews will be split between two of the commercial projects NASA is counting on to make space travel more accessible and, vitally, more affordable. One […]

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This Week In Space: Ryugu is ready for its close-up, Unity flies again, TESS gets to work

Space bills moving forward As mentioned upstream legislation on commercial space flights was introduced in the Senate this week, partially matching a bill that has already passed, with bipartisan support, in the House. While some House mavens are still pushing for the Senate to simply pass their bill and get it over with, odds are this […]

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NASA is ready to name the astronauts who will take the very first SpaceX and Boeing flights

NASA’s plans for sending manned missions aboard spacecraft from SpaceX and Boeing might be a bit delayed — thanks to the companies, not NASA itself — but they’re still definitely going to happen sooner rather than later. Once all the testing is done and the high-tech machines are ready to start hauling passengers, NASA astronauts […]

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SpaceX Launches 10 Satellites Into Space Aboard Falcon 9 Rocket

MALIBU (CBSLA) — In a streak of red and green, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base to bring 10 satellites into space. The launch happened just before 4:40 a.m. and was visible from Southern California’s coastal areas. The satellites launched are part of Iridium’s in-development $3 billion array that will eventually […]

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

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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Space is open for business

David Cowan Contributor David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber security, cloud infrastructure and consumer tech. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tess Hatch Contributor Tess Hatch is an investor at Bessemer […]

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This Week in Space: The Little Space Race pits Texas against New Mexico

The Space Tourist Race: Blue Origin vs Virgin Galactic Last week we took a look at the space race that’s capturing all the headlines — Boeing vs. SpaceX in the competition to get crews to the international Space Station using either an Atlas V topped with Boeing’s StarLiner or a Falcon 9 packing a Dragon Crew.  But there’s […]

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Elon Musk is donating a lot more money to the GOP than he is to the Dems

Someone send a submarine to rescue Elon Musk’s reputation. It turns out the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has donated seven times as much to money to Republicans than Democrats since the beginning of 2017, according to Federal Election Commission data reviewed by HuffPost.  Overall, Musk gave $88,900 to Republicans and $13,300 to Democrats, including more […]

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Elon Musk Calls Thai Cave Rescue Hero ‘Pedo Guy’ in Bizarre Twitter Outburst

In a bizarre Twitter outburst, Elon Musk implied that one of the heroes of the Thai cave rescue, who criticized Musk’s submarine as a “PR Stunt,” is a pedophile. British diver Vern Unsworth, who helped rescue the soccer team that was stuck in an underwater cave in Thailand, recently blasted Elon Musk over Musk’s failed involvement in […]

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