Astronaut shares a timelapse video of the Crew Dragon leaving the International Space Station. (Andreas Mogensen) Space 

Watching the timelapse video of SpaceX Crew Dragon from the International Space Station is absolutely captivating

ESA astronaut Andreas Mogensen has shared a captivating timelapse video showcasing the journey from space to Earth. The video features the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft smoothly undocking from the International Space Station (ISS) and landing near the coast of Florida. Mogensen, together with his crewmates NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbel, JAXA astronaut Satoshi Furukawa and Roscosmos astronaut Konstantin Borisov, have been on an almost six-month long research trip on the ISS. Now, as their time in space draws to a close, the crew prepares for their own return to Earth. Scheduled…

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NASA's Artemis mission launched the Nova-C lunar lander named Odysseus. (Nasa/ Kim Shiflett) Space 

Get to know all about the Artemis mission as NASA prepares to launch the Nova-C lunar lander to uncover Moon’s mysteries.

The Artemis mission by NASA has begun its voyage to the Moon by launching Intuitive Machines’ Nova-C lunar lander, named Odysseus, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 1:05 a.m. EST. This endeavor, which is a part of NASA’s CLPS program and the larger Artemis campaign, intends to transport a collection of scientific instruments and technology experiments to our closest celestial companion. Uncovering the Moon’s Environment According to the US space agency, the Nova-C lander is equipped with various payloads designed to study…

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Musk has ambitions to get people on the Red Planet and make humans a multiplanetary species in the near future. Space 

One Million Individuals Reside on Mars

Elon Musk has many dreams, but his biggest mission is the day he gets people to settle on Mars. The owner of X and Tesla is clearly enamored with the prospect of getting humanity to plant its flag on another planet, and Musk is ready to use all his resources to get a million people to Mars in the near future. “We’re coming up with a game plan to put a million people on Mars. Civilization will only pass the big filter of one planet when Mars can survive even…

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Odysseus moon lander is expected to launch on February 14, said Intuitive Machines, SpaceX. (NASA) Space 

Odysseus moon lander set to launch on Valentine’s Day by Intuitive Machines and SpaceX

Intuitive Machines and SpaceX have finalized a launch date for the first private lunar landing mission, which is set to take place on February 14, coinciding with Valentine’s Day. Unlike ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Odysseus moon lander will take a direct route to the lunar south pole. Named IM-1 moon mission, its primary goal is to achieve a successful landing on the lunar surface. If accomplished, this mission will mark the first private endeavor to land on the Moon. Learn more about the mission and the Odysseus moon lander. Intuitive…

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A SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket carrying the X-37B spaceplane for the U.S. Space Force lifts off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2023. (AP) Space 

Secretive US military spaceplane launched into orbit by SpaceX’s powerful Falcon Heavy rocket

On Thursday evening, SpaceX successfully launched the US Space Force’s secretive space plane into orbit using the Falcon Heavy rocket. This marked the first time that the Boeing Co.-built experimental spacecraft was sent into space using this powerful rocket. The launch, which started at 8:07 p.m. local time began the seventh mission for the Space Force’s secret X-37B space plane. Shaped like a mini-space shuttle, the X-37B is an unmanned and reusable experimental test platform that the Department of Defense uses in orbit, sometimes for years at a time. Before…

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The rocket, standing tall at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, experienced an unexpected delay, throwing a wrench into the meticulously planned operation. (AFP) Space 

Launch of US military’s secretive X-37B spaceplane delayed by SpaceX

According to SpaceX, the highly anticipated Monday night launch of the U.S. military’s secretive X-37B robot spaceplane has been unexpectedly delayed for at least 24 hours. The mission, which will mark the mysterious space plane’s seventh trip into orbit, had been preparing for a historic moment when it was set to launch its maiden flight atop a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket. However, the launch was abruptly aborted just 25 minutes before the expected takeoff. Targeted launch window, originally scheduled to open at 8:14 p.m. EST (0114 GMT Tuesday), left viewers…

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SpaceX's next-generation Starship spacecraft atop its powerful Super Heavy rocket is launched from the company's Boca Chica launchpad on an uncrewed test flight, near Brownsville, Texas, (REUTERS) Space 

SpaceX Starship Soars High, But Test Flight Ends in a Boom!

During Saturday’s test flight, SpaceX successfully launched its mega rocket Starship, but unfortunately, both the booster and the spacecraft were lost in a series of explosions just minutes after liftoff. The rocket ship reached space after liftoff from South Texas before suddenly losing contact. SpaceX officials said it appears the ship’s self-destruct system blew it up over the Gulf of Mexico. Minutes earlier, the separated booster had exploded over the bay. By then, however, the work was done. Saturday’s demo lasted about eight minutes, about twice as long as the…

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SpaceX will try and make the second launch of its Starship rocket tomorrow in a small two-hour window. The live stream of the launch event will be available to watch through different platforms of SpaceX. (REUTERS) Space 

Countdown to Liftoff: SpaceX Set to Launch its Starship Rocket Again on November 17!

Despite a less than successful initial test flight, SpaceX’s Starship project has been granted approval by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), offering a glimmer of optimism. Elon Musk’s company will proceed with a second test launch to determine if the problems encountered during the first flight have been rectified. The launch is scheduled for tomorrow, November 17, within a limited two-hour timeframe. For the uninitiated, the Starship rocket, along with the Super Heavy vehicle, is SpaceX’s next-generation space transportation system with a long-term vision of transporting humans to Mars.…

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NASA's 29th commercial resupply mission by SpaceX was launched successfully and it brings much-needed supplies to the ISS. (representative image) (Pixabay) Space 

SpaceX Dragon Soars to Success with 29th Mission for NASA!

Yesterday, NASA and SpaceX effectively launched their 29th commercial resupply mission from launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch took place at 8:28 pm EST on November 9, 2023. The resupply consists of a range of scientific experiments and technology demonstrations, as well as optical communications and the measurement of atmospheric waves. These items were sent to the International Space Station. Stay informed about the contents of this resupply mission. SpaceX’s 29th commercial resupply mission According to a NASA report, the unmanned spacecraft has carried…

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Starlink's ‘direct to cell’ service is planned to arrive next year, but before giving approvals, FCC has expressed some concerns. (AFP) Space 

Elon Musk’s Starlink Facing Setback as US Government Cracks Down on Phone Connectivity

According to a recent report, SpaceX, owned by Elon Musk, is set to achieve a revenue of $9 billion and is projected to generate operating profits. The company’s new venture, Starlink, a satellite internet service provider, is now making a significant contribution to this revenue. Additionally, Musk has ambitious plans for Starlink, as the company aims to launch a cellular service in 2024 that will offer satellite-based messaging and internet capabilities to smartphones. However, the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has raised concerns and sent a series of questions to…

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Starlink is going to be the satellite provider while SpaceX does the heavy lifting for the company and make the service available. Space 

SpaceX to Enable Satellite Internet Access on Mobile Devices by 2024

SpaceX’s satellite-phone-internet service will be available to consumers next year. The company wants to bring its online services to regular smartphones, making it attractive to consumers from every corner. The space company plans to send as many satellites into space as possible by next year to make the service work. SpaceX has offered a satellite internet service with plans to offer 2 Mbps LTE internet speeds on mobile devices by 2025. SpaceX can also keep its promise if it succeeds in getting the satellites ready to operate and provide services…

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Intelsat has taken stakes worth between $5 million to $25 million in four businesses focused on satellites in low Earth orbit (AFP) Space 

Intelsat Makes Move to Compete with SpaceX in Lower Orbits

Intelsat SA, the largest operator of geostationary satellites globally, is placing multiple investments in companies that prioritize handheld devices and lower orbits. This move comes as established players in the industry strive to catch up with emerging competitors such as Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. “We’re starting to make strategic bets,” Intelsat CEO David Wajsgras said in an interview. “Bet on companies that bring new technologies to the industry: Think directly to the mobile phone, think about expanding the spectrum, think about new features at the gateway level, at…

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The 63 steps include "redesigns of vehicle hardware to prevent leaks and fires, redesign of the launch pad to increase its robustness. (AP) Space 

Investigation into SpaceX Starship Explosion Halts Launch Plans

Regulators announced on Friday that SpaceX’s Starship, which holds the title of being the most potent rocket ever constructed, will have to stay inactive until Elon Musk’s company successfully addresses numerous corrective measures. These actions are necessary to avoid a recurrence of the remarkable explosion that marred its initial orbital test flight. The 63 steps include “redesigning the vehicle’s hardware to prevent leaks and fires, redesigning the launch pad to increase its durability,” additional testing of safety systems and more, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement a…

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SpaceX and Globalstar team up to enhance Apple iPhone 14 SOS service worldwide. (Apple) Space 

SpaceX to Enhance Apple iPhone 14’s SOS Satellite Service

Apple introduced the iPhone 14 nearly a year ago, unveiling a unique feature known as “Emergency SOS via Satellite.” This handy functionality enables individuals to seek assistance in locations where conventional cellular signals are absent. A recent collaboration between Globalstar, Apple’s satellite provider, and Elon Musk’s SpaceX suggests that this emergency service could potentially expand its coverage to additional regions. Globalstar joins forces with SpaceX According to a report by NOLA.com, Globalstar and SpaceX have entered into a $64 million deal to launch satellites into space in 2025. This exciting…

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SpaceX Crew Dragon successfully docks with ISS as Crew-7 begins six-month mission. (SpaceX) Space 

Dragon Spacecraft Successfully Connects to International Space Station

Yesterday, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft triumphantly achieved docking with the International Space Station, marking the commencement of a six-month mission for its crew of four astronauts. The docking occurred at about 9:16 a.m. EST as both spacecraft circled above Australia, SpaceX officials said in a live broadcast. Dubbed Crew-7, this trip will be SpaceX’s seventh operational human spaceflight to the space station under NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. This is also the eleventh time that SpaceX has sent humans into orbit. It comes under the name Boeing Co. — NASA’s other…

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Dubbed Crew-7, the mission will be commanded by American Jasmin Moghbeli and includes Andreas Mogensen of Denmark, Satoshi Furukawa of Japan and Konstantin Borisov of Russia. (Bloomberg) Space 

NASA and SpaceX to Launch Next Astronauts to International Space Station

On Friday, NASA and SpaceX are getting ready to send a team of four individuals to the International Space Station. The mission, named Crew-7, is commanded by American Jasmin Moghbeli and includes Danish Andreas Mogensen, Japanese Satoshi Furukawa and Russian Konstantin Borisov. Liftoff is scheduled for 3:50 a.m. (0750 GMT) from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, with the Alternate on Saturday at 3:27 a.m. It will be the first space mission for both Moghbel and Borisov. “This is something I’ve wanted to do for as…

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The U.S. Justice Department sued SpaceX for allegedly discriminating against asylum seekers and refugees in hiring. (AFP) Space 

Lawsuit Accuses SpaceX of Discriminating Against Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Hiring Practices

On Thursday, the U.S. Justice Department filed a lawsuit against SpaceX, a rocket and satellite company owned by Elon Musk, accusing them of engaging in discriminatory hiring practices against asylum seekers and refugees. “The lawsuit alleges that from at least September 2018 through May 2022, SpaceX routinely failed to encourage asylum seekers and refugees to apply and refused to hire or consider them because of their citizenship, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act,” the Justice Department said in a statement. In job postings and public statements for several…

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The lawsuit claims that the company wouldn’t employ refugees or asylum seekers. Space 

US Justice Department Accuses SpaceX of Discriminatory Hiring Practices

SpaceX is facing a lawsuit from the US Department of Justice, which accuses the company of practicing discriminatory hiring against refugees and asylum seekers. The lawsuit claims that these discriminatory practices took place from 2018 to 2022, and alleges that SpaceX falsely used export control laws as a justification for exclusively hiring US citizens and lawful permanent residents. The DOJ began its investigation in 2020 after the department’s Immigrant and Worker Rights Division received complaints of employee discrimination. Kristen Clarke, assistant attorney general for DOJ’s civil rights division, said in…

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NASA's Artemis 3 mission, intended to bring humans back to the Moon in 2025, may not include a crewed landing (REUTERS) Space 

Postponement of Crewed Lunar Landing by NASA Possible Beyond Artemis 3 Mission

According to an official statement on Tuesday, NASA’s Artemis 3 mission, which aims to bring humans back to the Moon by 2025, may not include a manned landing as previously anticipated. Jim Free, chief of the space agency’s Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate, told reporters at a news conference that certain key elements must be in place — particularly the landing system developed by SpaceX. If it’s not ready in time, “We may end up flying a different mission,” he said. Under the Artemis program, NASA is planning a series…

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Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s three-fuselage Falcon Heavy took off with the massive payload at 11:04 p.m. local time on Friday. (REUTERS) Space 

Successful Launch of SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Carrying Large Satellite

The world’s largest commercial communications satellite was successfully launched into orbit high above Earth by SpaceX’s most powerful operational rocket. Space Exploration Technologies Corp.’s three-body Falcon Heavy took off with a massive payload at 11:04 p.m. local time on Friday from the company’s launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was put into use about three and a half hours after liftoff. Weighing more than nine tons and roughly the size of a bus, the Jupiter 3 satellite provides wireless Internet access in North and South…

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