Boeing Starliner Successfully Launched To The ISS
The test flight of the Boeing space capsule to the ISS is intended to prove the safety of astronauts. The way there was plagued by numerous crises: Now the Starliner space capsule from Boeing has set off on a test flight. The capsule lifted off on top of an Atlas V rocket from the Cape Canaveral spaceport in the US state of Florida. If everything goes as planned, Starliner will dock with the ISS after around 24 hours.
Musk To Be Interim Twitter CEO After $44 Billion Buyout
CNBC reported on Thursday that Elon Musk is set to become Twitter’s interim CEO after finalising his $44 billion buyout of the social media company, as the billionaire gets closer to securing funding for the deal.
Get Elon Musk's Starlink Satellite Internet Service in the US
Elon Musk has taken ambition to another level. He's co-created Paypal, founded Space-X, and currently leading Tesla from electric vehicles, to the releasing of humanoid robots called Tesla bots in the near future. The Musk Foundation is the home of Mr. Musk's philanthropic interests, yet his internet service providing company is called, Starlink.
Elon Musk's Twitter Assignment
Elon Musk – the richest man in the world - is known to make headlines often. Space flights to Mars missions and now on to Twitter, the musk-buzz is quite omnipresent. Elon Musk has many jobs to juggle. He is the founder, CEO and Chief Engineer of SpaceX, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc. In addition, Elon Musk is also the founding member of The Boring Company and X.com (part of PayPal) Co-founder of Neuralink, OpenAI, Zip2, and President of the Musk Foundation. As Musk remains at the center of innovation and technology as well as controversy, what he is also looked up for are his rather interesting tweets. Elon Musk’s Twitter personality can be erratic and ranges from politics to business to promotions. Elon Musk has a personal interest in Twitter and wishes to buy it completely. Some even say that Elon Musk's vision is to restore Twitter’s “long-lost glory”.
Austin, TX CEO is named world's wealthiest person
(Steve Jurvetson/WikiCommons) Every year a new group of billionaires emerges. This year, the world's richest person is none other than Tesla CEO and SpaceX founder, Elon Musk. He's worth an astonishing $246 billion dollars.
SpaceX Mars project plans moving forward: FAA to post public project launch proposal.
Elon Musk has openly stated his ambition to put humans on Mars by 2026. Though he's the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company that will do it, the United State's Environmental Protection Agency must conduct a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA).
SpaceX Signed The First Deal To Provide Starlink Services To JSX Airlines
JSX aircraft (icon image): 100 aircraft will be equipped with Starlink hardware.Image by Wikimedia Creative Commons. According to JSX, it has agreed to use Starlink with SpaceX. JSX wants to equip 100 aircraft with Starlink terminals, reports British news agency Reuters, the first by the end of the year. Financial details were not disclosed.
Astronauts Quarantined! SpaceX and NASA change launch dates
Kennedy Space Center has been busy as usual, and we are not referencing the very engaging and educational theme park aspect of the business. We are referencing the launch pad, where some of the coolest activities in Titusville are taking place. There has been a lot more focus on space with all of the recent launches happening, however the Crew-4 mission has had a couple of date changes already. The good news is the Axium Space Launch has indeed taken place on April 8th; this historic flight took the first private crew of four to the International Space Station. Originally the Crew-4 was due to launch before the AX-1 and due to timing issues, they traded places on the launch calendar.
Crew of The First Private Space Mission Arrives At ISS
The private four-space astronauts have reached the ISS and are on board the space station. SpaceX broadcast the arrival live. Less than 24 hours after Axiom's first all-private space mission, Ax-1 launched into space, the 4 tourists reached the International Space Station. With a short delay, the 4 men were able to leave the Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule. SpaceX streamed the arrival live on YouTube.
SpaceX rocket creates history, leaves with private astronauts
The SpaceX rocket sailed towards the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday. It will complete a nearly 20-hour flight on Saturday and reach the space station. All are private astronauts in this journey.
US Army Halts Expansion of SpaceX Starbase
SpaceX has not submitted requested disclosures on the environmental impact of the rocket launch site expansion. So far and no further: SpaceX is not allowed to expand its premises in the US state of Texas. Because the US space company did not provide the requested documents, a US Army agency suspended the application process.
Engineers Behind SpaceX Merlin Engine Are Now Getting Fundings From Billionaires For Their Startup Impulse Space Agency
The developer of the SpaceX Merlin engines has founded his own space startup. Now it's getting multi-million dollar funding. The space startup Impulse Space was only founded in September 2021 and is now being funded by investor Peter Thiel and his venture capital firm Founders Fund. According to its own statements, the start-up wants to use the 20 million US dollars (equivalent to around 18.1 million euros) to try to offer a "flexible and inexpensive way of accessing any orbit" in the inner solar system.
SpaceX Is No Longer Building New Crew Dragon Spacecraft
After four Dragon spaceships, it should be over. The Starship is a priority in SpaceX's plans. SpaceX wants to focus even more on the development of the Starship and will therefore no longer build any more Dragon spacecraft. The company told the Reuters news agency.
NASA + SpaceX Delays Launch!
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraftImage credit with permission: NASA/Joel Kowsky. If you were planning on heading over to Kennedy Space Center at the end of this month to watch SpaceX and NASA carry four Astronauts to the International Space Station on March 30th, you are not alone. This was a super exciting launch we were all looking forward to. On March 18th, it was announced by their website linked below that the March 30th launch will be delayed until at least April 15th, 2022. The initial reasoning is to give additional time in between the Axium Space AX-1 mission and the SpaceX Crew-4 mission. For further details please see the official Axium press release - Axium Targets New Launch Dates.
Returning to the Moon starts now, Mars is next!
Do not look now, but the return to the Moon has begun with some pretty big, yet slow moving steps and an amazing end goal. Over at the Kennedy Space Center the long march has finally started towards the launch pad. Today, March 17th, 2022, the crews have began the journey to the Moon by taking the Artemis I rocket and the Orion Capsule on a grueling 4.4 mile mission to the actual launch pad. While this doesn't seem to be Earth shattering, the Artemis mega moon rocket will be moved at less than 1 mile per hour! The crawler transport does top out at .8 miles per hour which isn't too shabby when you consider the rocket and capsule combine for nearly 6 million pounds and is just over 322 foot long, so there is very little margin for error. NASA has already begun streaming the opening, here on their site - NASA Live | NASA.
Elon Musk warns inflation pressures impact Tesla and SpaceX
SpaceX founder and Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently asked on Twitter what people thought about the probable inflation rate over the next few years. He then mentioned that both Tesla and SpaceX were seeing significant inflation stress. The primary areas of concern were price increases in raw materials and logistics.
A Piece of An Old Rocket Hits The Moon Surface But Visual Confirmation Is Still Pending
A piece of space debris hit the moon on Friday afternoon. Visual confirmation is pending. On Friday at around 1.25 p.m. (Central European Time) space debris is said to have hit the opposite side of the moon. This is believed to be an old turbine from the Chinese Long March 3 launch vehicle. However, China denies that the debris came from the Chang'e 5-T1 mission in 2014.
Historic Rocket Launch At Kennedy Space Center
If you have been following the space craze happening right now you may be aware of the rocket launches on Florida's space coast. The Kennedy Space Center has been the hub of all kinds of activity and the good news is you can be a part of the excitement by viewing rocket launches up close and personal. On select dates you can also meet real astronauts as you take in all the cool activities at the space center. January and February were very active, with at times multiple launches per week. Recently on March 3rd, SpaceX took to the sky again and launched Falcon9 with a reoccurring mission; to launch additional Starlink satellites.
SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites Into The Higher Orbit
In response to the loss of 40 Starlink satellites to a solar storm, SpaceX has suspended the next installment higher up. Fewer numbers, higher orbit: The US space company SpaceX has once again launched satellites for the Starlink constellation. As a consequence of the failure caused by the solar storm, these come into a different orbit.