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Watch SpaceX's scrapped starship test

The latest test flight of a prototype of spacecraft, nicknamed "Starhopper," which is said to be off the ground, as plumes of smoke engulfed a development site in South Texas. It what's up to its highest "hop" test yet, to about 65 feet off the ground, and SpaceX set up a webcast for the event. But the attempt was aborted …

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SpaceX's spaceship takes shape in Cocoa

In a cocoa industrial area, the SpaceX Starship begins to look like a finished product. An animation showed an early test version of the 150-foot ship, which wants to send Elon Musk of SpaceX with a hundred colonists on board to Mars. SpaceX did not say much about the spaceship, but it seems to be building two of the ships …

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SpaceX's spaceship takes shape in Cocoa

In a cocoa industrial area, the SpaceX Starship begins to look like a finished product. An animation showed an early test version of the 150-foot ship, which wants to send Elon Musk of SpaceX with a hundred colonists on board to Mars. SpaceX did not say much about the spaceship, but it seems to be building two of the ships …

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T-20 minutes to SpaceX's Raptor-powered Starhopper static fire test

10:00 pm CDT By NASASpaceflight.com, Starhopper's static fire ignition is approximately 30 minutes away (10:30 pm CDT). 9:15 pm CDT Starhopper has started venting, a sign that propellant loading is proceeding apace. Raptor static fire ignition test. #Starhopper chill down ahead of tonight's static fire. @NASASpaceflight pic.twitter.com/QIS8h12dDv – Jack Beyer (@thejackbeyer) July 17, 2019 Fire crews are on standby in …

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SpaceX's flight-proven Falcon 9 snags NASA launch contract, second of 2019

NASA has announced that SpaceX's Falcon 9 rockets – using a flight-proven booster – will launch the ~ 300kg (670lb) Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft no earlier than April 2021. Intriguingly, IXPE was originally planned for Orbital ATK (now Northrop Grumman's) Pegasus XL but NASA never followed through with a launch contract. NASA's Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) spacecraft has …

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SpaceX's Falcon Heavy disguise tries to break into hyperspace and lands in new video on the net

SpaceX and CEO Elon Musk have released videos that provide an expanded insight into the unexpectedly dramatic conditions faced by Falcon payload fairings when reentering the atmosphere, as well as the first successful landing on the GO Ms. Tree network. Taken with a GoPro camera on board during the launch of the USAF Space Test Program-2 (STP-2) by Falcon Heavy …

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