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SpaceX and Independent Space Travel

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Article qz.com

How Elon Musk’s SpaceX disrupted Boeing, leapfrog NASA, and became a serious space company - Quartz


The Space Exploration Technology rocket factory is a large, white hangar-like building near Los Angeles international airport, with a parking lot filled with late-model motorcyc...

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Article motherboard.vice.com

Elon Musk started SpaceX with the goal of merely increasing NASA’s budget by pulling a PR stunt. - Motherboard (2014)


Before there was SpaceX, there was Mars Oasis. SpaceX Was Born Because Elon Musk Wanted to Grow Plants on Mars - Motherboard...

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Video youtu.be

Falcon Heavy Test Flight - SpaceX


When Falcon Heavy lifts off, it will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two. With the ability to lift into orbit nearly 64 m... Launch: https...

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Article bbc.co.uk

Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket launches successfully - BBC News - BBC News


The world's most powerful rocket successfully lifts clear of its pad on historic maiden flight.

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Article time.com

10 Things To Know About SpaceX - TIME.com


Elon Musk's aerospace company has been putting wins on the board ever since it became the first privately funded group to put a payload in Earth orbit.

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Article techcrunch.com

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket sets up at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch | TechCrunch - TechCrunch


SpaceX huge Falcon Heavy rocket – the massive launch craft is now in place at Cape Canaveral in.. "Falcon Heavy is SpaceX’s high-capacity rocket – it’ll be able to fly around...

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Article techcrunch.com

SpaceX shows off its Falcon Heavy rocket vertical on the launchpad | TechCrunch - TechCrunch


SpaceX is getting ready for its first ever test flight of the Falcon Heavy, its heavy-duty rocket aimed at propelling large cargo loads into low Earth orbit... "With more tha...

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Article entrepreneur.com

SpaceX's Landmark Falcon Heavy Launch - Entrepreneur (2018)


Watch as Elon Musk's space company attempts the first flight of the most powerful rocket in the world.

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Article theverge.com

SpaceX craft overshot Mars’ orbit, heading towards asteroid belt | The Verge - The Verge (2018)


Deeper space Elon Musk’s Tesla roadster, which launched on top of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy earlier today, is going farther out into the Solar System than originally planned. - T...

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Article cnet.com

SpaceX can't broadcast Earth images because of a murky license - CNET (2018)


Out of nowhere Elon Musk's rocket company is now required to obtain a license to broadcast from space.

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Article qz.com

Why Elon Musk is having a harder time with Tesla's electric cars than SpaceX's reusable rockets — Quartz - Quartz (2018)


Elon Musk's most successful companies, Tesla and SpaceX, are having very different years in 2018. SpaceX debuted a powerful new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, and has successfully la...

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Article arstechnica.com

Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX - Ars Technica


Elon Musk seems to be happy with the nine-engine booster—so, he's moving on...

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Article hackaday.com

The “Impossible” Tech Behind SpaceX’s New Engine | Hackaday - Hackaday (2019)


Followers of the Church of Elon will no doubt already be aware of SpaceX’s latest technical triumph: the test firing of the first full-scale Raptor engine. Of course, it was har...

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Article wsj.com

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Is Raising $500 Million in Funding - WSJ - WSJ


Elon Musk’s rocket company, Space Exploration Technologies, is set to raise $500 million at a $30.5 billion valuation, in a bid to help get a satellite-internet service off the ...

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Article popularmechanics.com

Elon Musk Interview: Why the Starship Is Built of Stainless Steel - Popular Mechanics - Popular Mechanics (2019)


Musk tweeted in January that the rocket formerly known as BFR would be built of stainless rather than carbon fiber. In this exclusive interview, he tells PM Editor-in-Chief Ryan...

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Podcast npr.org

Astronomers Worry SpaceX Starlink Program Could Alter Night Sky : NPR (2019) - NPR.org


The private space company run by Elon Musk launched 60 satellites into orbit this week. Science correspondent Geoff Brumfiel explains why astronomers worry that kind of traffic ...

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Article caseyhandmer.wordpress...

The SpaceX Starship is a very big deal – Casey Handmer's blog (2019) - Casey Handmer's blog (2019)


Part of my series on common misconceptions in space journalism. SpaceX has been working on some variant of the Big Falcon Rocket for almost a decade, with a publicly announced a...

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Article techcrunch.com

Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years – TechCrunch - TechCrunch


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the Red Planet that can...

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Article cnbc.com

SpaceX is looking to raise about $250 million, valuing Elon Musk's space company at $36 billion - CNBC (2020)


SpaceX is seeking about a quarter billion dollars in new funds, people familiar told CNBC, raising the valuation of Elon Musk's company.

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