SpaceX

AP
June 25, 2019 - 8:09 am
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes. It was the third flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket, but the first ordered by the...
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CBS News
June 12, 2019 - 9:32 am
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from a foggy California coast Wednesday, launching three Canadian radar satellites on a $900 million mission focused on maritime surveillance, resource management, disaster relief and the effects of climate change. Using a C-band synthetic aperture radar system...
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Associated Press
April 22, 2019 - 9:21 am
It's a potential set back for SpaceX, the Hawthorne-based company, that appears to have lost a key part in its race to put humans in space in an explosion. Video on social media appears to show SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule being blown to pieces during a test of its engines in Florida. It was a...
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AP
March 08, 2019 - 7:31 am
SpaceX's swanky new crew capsule made an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, ending a six-day test flight to the International Space Station. The Dragon capsule pulled away from the orbiting lab early Friday. Six hours later, the capsule carrying a test dummy parachuted into the...
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AP
March 03, 2019 - 9:16 am
A sleek American-built capsule with just a test dummy aboard docked smoothly with the International Space Station on Sunday in a big step toward putting the U.S. back in the business of launching astronauts. The white Dragon capsule, developed by Elon Musk's SpaceX company under contract to NASA,...
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AP
January 17, 2019 - 8:02 am
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX said Wednesday that it will build test versions of its Mars spaceship in south Texas instead of the Port of Los Angeles in another blow to the local economy that comes days after the company announced massive layoffs. The decision was made to streamline operations,...
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AP
December 08, 2018 - 9:12 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out. The Dragon capsule pulled up at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Cape Canaveral. Commander...
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CBS News
December 05, 2018 - 11:13 am
(CBS News) - Two days after a successful launch from California, SpaceX fired off another Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Wednesday, this one carrying a Dragon cargo ship loaded with 5,660 pounds of equipment and supplies bound for the International Space Station. But an attempt to recover the...
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CBS News
December 03, 2018 - 2:07 pm
(CBS News) - A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket using a first stage making a record third flight vaulted away from the California coast Monday, boosting 64 small satellites into orbit for a wide variety of government, academic and private-sector users -- including artists -- in a commercial launch chartered...
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AP
October 08, 2018 - 8:31 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentine Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch and return on Sunday night. It was the first...
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