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SpaceX Crew Dragon could fly astronauts to the ISS in early 2020

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, left, talks with SpaceX chief engineer Elon Musk, right, in front of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, about the progress to fly astronauts to and from the International Space Station, from American soil, as part of the agency’s commercial crew program at SpaceX headquarters, in Hawthorne, Calif., […]

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Elon Musk and NASA’s administrator will talk Crew Dragon on Thursday

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links A SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying the Crew Dragon spacecraft sits on launch pad 39A prior to the uncrewed test flight to the International Space Station from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., March 1, 2019. Mike Blake / Reuters Just before Elon Musk took a victory lap […]

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Elon Musk hopes SpaceX’s Starship will reach orbit in six months

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SpaceX, Twitter Elon Musk’s ambitious plans for Starship extend to the timeline for its first flights. As part of a Q&A session at SpaceX’s presentation, Musk outlined plans for rapid prototyping that could get the vessel into space in a short time frame. Starship Mk1 (above) at Boca Chica, Texas […]

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SpaceX’s plan for in-orbit Starship refueling: a second Starship

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Starship in-space refueling. SpaceX During an update on the SpaceX Starship program, Elon Musk just showed off a brief clip that explained part of the plan for using these vehicles to reach Mars. It involved a Starship in orbit around Earth, meeting a similarly-sized vehicle to refuel before it goes […]

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Watch SpaceX’s Starship presentation at 9PM ET (updated)

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SpaceX, Twitter SpaceX is close to outlining the next chapter for its Starship program, and you can hear about it at the same time as anyone else. The company is streaming its presentation on the “design and development” of Starship at 9PM Eastern, with Elon Musk shedding light on the […]

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SpaceX’s Starship halves comes together ahead of a big event

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SpaceX Ten days after we got a peek at the construction of SpaceX’s first Starship in Texas, CEO Elon Musk tweeted out a picture of the craft’s two halves coming together. It’s a timely post, as Musk is planning a press conference Saturday evening with updates on the company’s programs, […]

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Get a glimpse of SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype under construction

Engadget RSS Feed You won’t have to rely on spy shots to get a glimpse of SpaceX’s orbital Starship prototype while it’s under construction — they’re coming straight from the company’s founder. Elon Musk has posted a pair of photos showing progress on the more ambitious spacecraft. The look won’t startle anyone — surprise, it’s […]

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Initial Creative Emmy winners include Apple, Netflix and NASA

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP The Creative Arts Emmy awards are only half-finished, but it’s already clear that streaming services are thriving — including a few you might not expect. Netflix came home with the most statuettes on the first night of the awards, receiving a total of 15 compared to ‘just’ eight […]

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SpaceX confirms it’s almost ready to test its orbital Starship

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links SpaceX, Flickr SpaceX isn’t wasting much time now that Starhopper has completed its hover test. The company has filed an FCC communication permissions request that, as Elon Musk confirmed, prepares for test-flying the “orbit-class” Starship. The vehicle will fly much higher than its stubby predecessor, reaching an altitude of 12.5 […]

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SpaceX wouldn’t move its satellite despite European collision warning

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ESA There’s a high-stakes traffic issue in the space around our planet. The European Space Agency’s Aeolus Earth observation satellite had to perform a maneuver to prevent collision with SpaceX’s Starlink satellite 44. ESA experts calculated there was a 1 in 1,000 chance of a collision between the two satellites […]

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