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SpaceX's Crew Dragon was successfully launched into orbit, marking an important milestone for private space travel

The first flight of the redesigned Crew Dragon capsule called Demo-1 took place on Saturday around 2am. (Credit: SpaceX Livestream) The Crew Dragon capsule from SpaceX reached space on Saturday morning around 2:00 pm EST. Repeated cheers rang out from the crowd at the Kennedy Space Center launch pad as the capsule passed each flight phase. If the rest of …

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Bird Poop can block the heat shield of Elon Musk for SpaceX's Starship

In recent months, Elon Musk has unveiled new details about SpaceX's upcoming launch system Starship. Musk has said that the new launcher that he and his engineers have recently redesigned will eventually replace all of the company's rockets. It's going to be completely reusable and extremely cost-effective to start thinking – possibly reducing the cost of access to space by …

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SpaceX's Starship Tougher Than Any NASA Project, Ever

Orders of Magnitude Business Insider Director of Space Technology and Exploration Directorate at NASA Langley warned that Elon Musk's proposed Starship design was going to be "orders of magnitude "More difficult than any NASA project in history." "It's not easy for us or SpaceX," Walt Engelund told Business Insider . Sweating Bullets Engelund's specific concern is Musk's plan to cool …

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SpaceX's "bleeding" steel steel ship may suffer from clogged pores

SpaceX, the aerospace company founded by Elon Musk, is working diligently on an ambitious project: permanently settling people on Mars. To make this vision a reality, the Musk company develops a colossal, fully reusable launch system called Starship. The spaceship is intended as a 180-foot spaceship that will retract into orbit on Super Heavy, a rocket booster about 220 meters …

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SpaceX's Starship engine breaks Russian record amidst exceptional test series

SpaceX boss Elon Musk says the company's raptor engine, which was supposed to propel Starship and Super Heavy, surpassed the missile record held by Russian scientists and engineers for more than two decades. Known as combustion chamber pressure, Raptor reported that he outperformed a modern Russian engine known as the RD-180 and achieved forces that matched a Tesla Model 3 …

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SpaceX's Starship engine is twice as fast as Merlin just a few days after the test debut

SpaceX chief Elon Musk says the company's Raptor engine, which was fired for the first time in full-load static mode just four days ago, was successfully fired with a maximum thrust of 90% Merlin 1D engines from Falcon 9 Raptor was powered by propellants for testing purposes in McGregor, Texas, by SpaceX, which were significantly warmer than the normally supercooled …

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