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Pope issues letter to Catholics worldwide condemning sexual abuse and cover-up - Fox11online.com

NASA has been paying billions of dollars to SpaceX and Boeing to develop the crew capsules to pick up where the shuttles left off, while also paying billions for cargo deliveries to the space station by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman. The cargo missions ...

NASA says SpaceX's 'load-and-go' launch procedure looks safe for crew launches - International Business Times, Singapore Edition

SpaceX might finally be the human crew carrier that NASA has been waiting years for. Their load-and-go launches have been declared safe to use for their Crew Dragon spacecraft. Only a few months back, reports emerged that load and go was not safe for ...

US Air Force's X-37B space plane nears one year on orbit - SpaceFlight Insider

The secretive spacecraft — also called the Orbital Test Vehicle (OTV), which looks like a miniature Space Shuttle — launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on Sept. 7, 2017, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, and marked the first ...

NASA Provisionally Approves SpaceX “Load-and-Go” for Crew Flights - SpacePolicyOnline.com

NASA posted a statement on one of its websites Friday that it has provisionally approved SpaceX's “load-and-go” procedure for commercial crew flights of the SpaceX Crew Dragon. That refers to fueling the rocket just before launch, after the crew is aboard.

Chinese Investors Ignite Passion In Private Space Start-Ups In Search Of China's SpaceX - China Money Network

For the first time ever, Chinese investors are pouring serious money into private space start-ups in China, hoping to find and fund China's own version of American space pioneer SpaceX. In the past year (August 2017 till now), a total of seven ...

Patrol: Man accused of running over, killing man arrested - Fox11online.com

NASA has been paying billions of dollars to SpaceX and Boeing to develop the crew capsules to pick up where the shuttles left off, while also paying billions for cargo deliveries to the space station by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman. The cargo missions ...

School year to begin at Texas school where gunman killed 10 - Fox11online.com

NASA has been paying billions of dollars to SpaceX and Boeing to develop the crew capsules to pick up where the shuttles left off, while also paying billions for cargo deliveries to the space station by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman. The cargo missions ...

19-year-old man fatally shoots self at Wisconsin gun range - KOMO News

NASA has been paying billions of dollars to SpaceX and Boeing to develop the crew capsules to pick up where the shuttles left off, while also paying billions for cargo deliveries to the space station by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman. The cargo missions ...

Catholics consider withholding donations amid child sex abuse scandals - Fox11online.com

NASA has been paying billions of dollars to SpaceX and Boeing to develop the crew capsules to pick up where the shuttles left off, while also paying billions for cargo deliveries to the space station by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman. The cargo missions ...

Michigan man tries to evade police pot raid in a canoe - KOMO News

NASA has been paying billions of dollars to SpaceX and Boeing to develop the crew capsules to pick up where the shuttles left off, while also paying billions for cargo deliveries to the space station by SpaceX and Northrop Grumman. The cargo missions ...

SpaceX introduced the launch complex - The Bobr Times

The company Elon musk is not going to allow to stand. Published pictures of the new complex, which on Board manned spacecraft will be delivered to the astronauts, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to the Telegraph. Pad LC-39A launch complex ...

SpaceX gears up for Crew Dragon's first recovery with a giant inflatable cushion - Teslarati

Paired with observations and comments from sources familiar with the company, all signs seem to indicate that SpaceX is planning to recover their first Crew Dragon spacecraft with a giant inflatable cushion, to be towed a hundred or so miles off the ...

Elon Musk used to fly 'a Russian fighter jet' while founding SpaceX and Tesla and raising his kids - Business Insider

Elon Musk made his first millions from the sales of Zip2 and PayPal, then invested much of the money into founding SpaceX in 2002 and co-founding Tesla in 2003. But in addition to launching two of the world's most famous startups, Musk also devoted ...

Many startups that hope to become the next SpaceX - Next Big Future

Zubrin is aware of other groups of people in Russia who would like to pull together a Russian SpaceX. They have technical expertise over there and the sources of capital. Zubrin believes that there are people in China who would want to pull together a ...

120-hour weeks and sleeping on the factory floor: Elon Musk reveals his incredible work ethic - Metro

By his own admission, this year has been 'excruciating' for Elon Musk. The 47-year-old billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla has had a turbulent 12 months. There was the success of the Falcon Heavy launch in February followed by the disaster of his ...

IBTM World announces second keynote speaker - Trade Arabia

IBTM has announced Dex Torricke-Barton, former head of Communications at SpaceX, executive communications manager at Facebook, and executive at Google, as the second of three exciting keynote speakers lined up for IBTM World 2018, which takes ...

NASA approves “load-and-go” fueling for SpaceX commercial crew launches - SpaceNews

WASHINGTON — NASA announced Aug. 17 that it will allow SpaceX to use a fueling approach for its commercial crew missions that attracted prior scrutiny, pending a final series of tests. In a statement published late Aug. 17, the agency said that it was ...

New SpaceX Images Show How Crew Dragon Astronauts Will Launch Into Space - Yahoo News

SpaceX's manned launches are taking one step closer to reality. New images published this week shows how Elon Musk's space-faring firm is preparing to send its first humans into space on the new Crew Dragon capsule. The flights, alongside missions ...

Every SpaceX Launch and Why Its Important - Techstory

The Falcon 1 was the first rocket-ship made by SpaceX. The Falcon 1 launch was postponed several times because of uncontrollable reasons. The first flight took place on 24 March, 2006 from the Omelek Island in the Marshall Islands (SpaceX Launch Site).

Speaking of Business: 'Flying a plane is totally different' - The Seattle Times

“Predicting launch dates can make a liar out of the best of us.” SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell on the company's April 2019 target for flying a capsule into orbit with a crew. A mock-up of the Crew Dragon spacecraft is displayed for members of the ...

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. It was founded in 2002 by Tesla Motors CEO and former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space Station with cargo. A manned version of Dragon is in development.

SpaceX
Private
Industry Aerospace
Founded June 2002; 14 years ago (2002-06)
Founder Elon Musk
Headquarters Hawthorne, California, U.S.
33°55′15″N 118°19′40″W / 33.9207°N 118.3278°W / 33.9207; -118.3278Coordinates: 33°55′15″N 118°19′40″W / 33.9207°N 118.3278°W / 33.9207; -118.3278
Key people
Elon Musk

Gwynne Shotwell

Tom Mueller
Products Falcon 9
Dragon
Services Orbital rocket launch
Number of employees
nearly 5,000
Website www.spacex.com
Footnotes / references

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, better known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California, United States. It was founded in 2002 by Tesla Motors CEO and former PayPal entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of creating the technologies to reduce space transportation costs and enable the colonization of Mars. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, both designed to be reusable, and the Dragon spacecraft which is flown into orbit by the Falcon 9 launch vehicle to supply the International Space Station (ISS) with cargo. A manned version of Dragon is in development.

SpaceX's achievements include the first privately funded, liquid-propellant rocket (Falcon 1) to reach orbit, in 2008; the first privately funded company to successfully launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft (Dragon), in 2010; and the first private company to send a spacecraft (Dragon) to the ISS, in 2012. The launch of SES-8, in 2013, was the first SpaceX delivery into geosynchronous orbit, while the launch of the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), in 2015, was the company's first delivery beyond Earth orbit.

SpaceX began a privately funded reusable launch system technology development program in 2011 and, in December 2015, successfully returned a first stage back to a landing pad near the launch site and accomplished a propulsive vertical landing. This was the first such accomplishment by a rocket on an orbital trajectory. On April 8, 2016, with the launch of CRS-8, SpaceX successfully vertically landed a first stage on an ocean drone-ship landing platform on a mission that also delivered a Dragon space capsule to Low Earth Orbit. On May 6, 2016, SpaceX again landed a first stage, but on a geostationary transfer orbit mission, another first.

NASA awarded the company a Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) contract in 2006, to design and demonstrate a launch system to resupply cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). SpaceX, as of July 2016 has flown nine missions to the ISS under a cargo resupply contract. NASA also awarded SpaceX a contract in 2011 to develop and demonstrate a human-rated Dragon as part of its Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program to transport crew to the ISS.

In September 2016, SpaceX's CEO Elon Musk unveiled substantial parts of the launch vehicle, spacecraft, and mission architecture of the Interplanetary Transport System program, an ambitious privately-funded initiative to develop spaceflight technology for use in interplanetary spaceflight, and if demand emerges, could lead to sustainable human settlements on Mars over the very long term.

Merah Putih Mission

SpaceX is targeting launch of the Merah Putih satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air ...

SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5 Merah Putih launch & landing | August 8, 2018

Elon Musk's SpaceX launches and lands Falcon 9 Block 5 Merah Putih mission on August 8, 2018. F9's first stage is from the previous Bangabandu mission.

Iridium-7 NEXT Mission

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, July 25 for the launch of ten Iridium NEXT satellites from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...

Telstar 19 VANTAGE Mission

SpaceX is targeting launch of the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape ...

NASA Astronauts Visit SpaceX

NASA astronauts paid a visit to SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne Monday. They met with engineers ahead of the company's first Crew Dragon mission to the ...

Elon Musk's SpaceX Readies Astronauts for Space

Aug.14 -- Marco Caceres, Teal Group senior analyst, discusses Boeing Co. and Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp. preparing to fly astronauts to ...