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SpaceX Broke Four Records During Yesterday’s Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Yesterday's successful launch of a Falcon 9 rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California has resulted in four new records for SpaceX – a sure sign that the Elon Musk-led company, and the commercial space industry in general, is rapidly maturing. Read More >>

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Richard Branson Says He’s Going to Send People Into Space by Christmas

Billionaire Richard Brandon really, really wants you to believe he’s going to send people to space — and soon. In a new interview with CNN, the Virgin Group founder now says he’s “reasonably confident” his spaceflight company can beat out competitors like Blue Origin and SpaceX with crewed trips to space before Christmas. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Denies That SpaceX’s Mars Colony Will Be a Ticket Out for the Rich

As Mars colonisation inches ever closer to becoming a reality, some have argued that the ability to afford a ticket to the Red Planet is a luxury afforded only to the wealthiest members of society. Billionaire Elon Musk has said it’ll run potential Mars inhabitants travelling with his company SpaceX hundreds of thousands of pounds to get there. But in a new interview, he rebuffed the assertion that a one-way ticket to Mars is an easy ticket out for the rich. Read More >>

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NASA Finally Schedules Test of SpaceX Spacecraft Designed for Astronauts

The first flight test of an unpiloted SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft has been scheduled for January, NASA announced this week. The test marks an important milestone for the United States, which hasn’t been able to independently deliver astronauts to space since 2011 when the Space Shuttle program was retired. Read More >>

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Report: Elon Musk Weed Stuff Prompts NASA Probe of SpaceX ‘Workplace Safety’

According to the Washington Post, NASA will launch an extensive “safety review” of SpaceX and Boeing, assessing the culture of the two private companies tapped to fly the agency’s astronauts. Citing three unnamed officials, the newspaper reports that the review was provoked by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s actions—specifically, yes, the weed stuff. Read More >>

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Elon Musk’s New Boring Tunnel is Somehow More Boring Than a Regular Tunnel

Elon Musk tweeted out a video on Sunday night, showing a high-speed version of a stroll through the two-mile hole built under Los Angeles by the Boring Company, his tunnel-digging venture. Read More >>

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Starman and Tesla Roadster Have Shot Past Mars, SpaceX Says

SpaceX’s Starman and cherry red Tesla Roadster have travelled beyond Mars. SpaceX shared a diagram of the car once driven by the aerospace manufacturer’s CEO Elon Musk indicating it has now reached beyond the Red Planet. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Says High-Speed Subway Test Tunnel Will Open December in L.A.

Elon Musk has announced that the test tunnel for his high-speed subway concept will officially open in Los Angeles on December 10. Musk, who made the promise on Twitter last night, said that the public will even get free rides on the roughly 2-mile test route the following day, Tuesday, December 11. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Donates Over £368,000 to Help Flint Schools Clean Tainted Water

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was lambasted on Twitter at the end of last week for mocking the Securities and Exchange Commission. But in the midst of the kerfuffle, one organisation took to Twitter to thank him – Michigan’s Flint School District. Read More >>

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US Securities and Exchange Commission Sues Elon Musk

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has opened a case against Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Names Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa as First Tourist on SpaceX’s BFR

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the first paying tourist that the company plans to fly around the moon on a 240,000-mile journey on its promised Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) — and it’s Japanese billionaire, founder of online fashion giant Zozo, and art collector Yusaku Maezawa. Read More >>

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SpaceX Reboots Plan to Send Tourists Around the Moon—and It’s About to Name the First Passenger

In a tweet posted late yesterday, SpaceX said it has signed a passenger to fly around the Moon aboard its next-generation launch system. Details are scarce, but the announcement suggests the Elon Musk-led rocket company is still intent on delivering private individuals, rather than just cargo and professional astronauts, into space. Read More >>

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Report: US Air Force Not Sure What to Do About Elon Musk Smoking Weed

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk added yet another wearying episode to our multi-month-long Musk news cycle this week by smoking weed on camera with podcast host Joe Rogan, sending Tesla’s stock tumbling and triggering yet more speculation about his capacity to serve as CEO. But the episode may have bigger ramifications over at SpaceX, which is a federal contractor and privy to classified information like the details of government satellites. Read More >>

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NASA Announces First Crew for Commercial Space Travel

NASA has announced the first astronauts who will head to the International Space Station on a commercially built spacecraft. Read More >>

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Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner Programme Hits More Delays, First Crewed Flight Won’t Happen Until 2019

Boeing has delayed two critical tests of its CST-100 Starliner crew capsule following an engine failure during another test in June, setting back the timeline for its plans to use the craft to shuttle crew back and forth from the International Space Station or other possible future in-orbit destinations as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. Read More >>