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SpaceX: American private aerospace company
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has developed several launch vehicles, the Starlink satellite constellation, the Dragon cargo spacecraft, and flown humans to the International Space Station on the Crew Dragon Demo-2.

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Russia blasts off U.S. astronaut: end of an era? [Video]

Russia blasts off U.S. astronaut: end of an era?

A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts blasted off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Wednesday, in what is the last scheduled Russian flight..

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SpaceX Wins Pentagon Award for Missile-Tracking Satellites [Video]

SpaceX Wins Pentagon Award for Missile-Tracking Satellites

According to the US Space Development Agency (SDA), Elon Musk's SpaceX secured its first government contract to build satellites.

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Your FedEx Packages May Soon Arrive By Autonomous Cargo Plane [Video]

Your FedEx Packages May Soon Arrive By Autonomous Cargo Plane

Gizmodo reports that FedEx is partnering with Reliable Robotics to incorporate the firm’s unmanned aircraft into its delivery fleet. Reliable Robotics is an aviation startup run by former Tesla and..

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SpaceX is replacing two suspect engines in the Falcon 9 rocket that will boost four astronauts to the space station.
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SpaceX launches 60 Starlink internet satellites from Cape Canaveral

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Elon Musk has said he's moving shop -- as in Tesla shop -- to the Lonestar State, but he said something Friday night that made us wonder if the plan's still a go. We got the Tesla/SpaceX honcho in WeHo..
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SpaceX launches another 60 Starlink satellites

It was the first of two planned Starlink launchings in just three days.
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SpaceX launches with satellites onboard

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center Tuesday morning carrying satellites into orbit. (Oct. 6)  
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NASA tries again to launch $23M space toilet for astronauts

Cargo ship, with new toilet on board, heads to space station while SpaceX launches a navigation satellite.
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SpaceX launch of astronauts aboard Dragon Crew capsule now set for Halloween

NASA Astronaut Victor Glover's first trip to space will take place on Halloween aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule.  
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NASA targeting Halloween for next SpaceX crew launch

SpaceX crew capsule will carry four astronauts to the International Space Station for a six-month stay.
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Tom Cruise Gets Flight Date for International Space Station Filming Trip

Most Hollywood types say, "Let's do lunch" ... but for Tom Cruise, it's "Let's do LAUNCH" -- and now he knows when he'll make his virgin voyage to space to film a movie. Tom's hitching a ride on a..
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Elon Musk's "Neuralink" looks to implant chips into the human brain

The man behind SpaceX and Tesla now wants to get inside your brain. Elon Musk's startup company "Neuralink" is looking to implant chips in the human brain to help treat neural disorders. Some say the..
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SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites in fast-growing constellation

SpaceX has now launched a total of 713 Starlink internet relay satellites, with thousands more on the way.
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SpaceX to attempt historic back-to-back Falcon 9 flights

Two Florida launches nine hours apart, plus a polar orbit, mark new records for SpaceX
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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket on record sixth flight

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, using a first stage making a record sixth flight, lifted off from Cape Canaveral early Tuesday, carrying 58 more Starlink internet satellites into orbit along with three..
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Last-second glitch halts SpaceX rocket launch

The launch of the unmanned Falcon 9 rocket was aborted moments before liftoff on Thanksgiving due to an unexplained technical issue, SpaceX officials said.
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ULA, SpaceX win massive Pentagon contracts

ULA and SpaceX are expected to launch more than 30 national security space missions through 2026.
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Astronauts describe trip home aboard SpaceX capsule and what they would do differently next time

Mark Strassmann speaks to NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who had a successful landing back on Earth. They describe their landing and what they can do better for next time. One astronaut's..
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SpaceX launches Starship prototype on dramatic test flight

The Starship test rocket's single Raptor engine boosted the vehicle into the sky above Boca Chica, Texas, atop a plume of flaming exhaust and billowing clouds of smoke.
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Astronauts describe thrilling re-entry

With a piloted test flight complete, NASA hopes to certify the SpaceX capsule for operational missions.
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Astronauts on return to Earth in Dragon capsule

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley discuss their return to Earth, two days after returning from orbit on SpaceX's dragon capsule. (Aug. 4)  
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Astronauts talk about successful SpaceX mission and splashdown

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley held a news conference after their return from the International Space Station aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon, the first commercial spacecraft to carry..
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SpaceX splashdown marks successful end to first U.S. commercial crew mission

When the SpaceX "Endeavour" capsule splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico Sunday afternoon, it marked the successful end of the first U.S. commercial manned space mission. CBS News space analyst Bill..
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NASA administrator on historic SpaceX Crew Dragon mission

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule safely returned to Earth on Sunday afternoon, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico with two astronauts on board. NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine joined CBSN to discuss..
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SpaceX capsule brings 2 NASA astronauts back to Earth

Two NASA astronauts splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico inside a SpaceX capsule after a mission to the International Space Station — the first time in 45 years that U.S. astronauts have done so. Mark..
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NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American space crew since 1975.
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SpaceX, NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years

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SpaceX crew prepares for splashdown

The Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts is headed for the agency's first ocean splashdown in 45 years.
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SpaceX crew say goodbye before returning to Earth

Two U.S. astronauts based on the International Space Station on Saturday gave their farewells as they planned to return to Earth. (Aug. 1)  
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Astronauts' last spacewalk before SpaceX departure

Astronauts squeezed in one last spacewalk Tuesday before turning their attention to the all-important end to SpaceX's first crew flight. (July 21)  
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SpaceX launches US military's newest GPS satellite

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday, carrying the U.S. military's newest, most accurate GPS satellite. (July 1)  
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SpaceX launch a 'turning point' for new space age

Namira Salim, the founder and chairperson of Space Trust, says the NASA and SpaceX launch of astronauts to the International Space Station is "a turning point" for a new space age. (June 2)  
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Russia's space agency criticised U.S. President Donald Trump's "hysteria" about the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years, but also said on Sunday it was pleased there was..
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