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SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment to launch lunar mission

SAN FRANCISCO: SpaceX will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment. “SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year – Mission paid for in

NASA tells SpaceX to halt lunar lander work over contract challenges

WASHINGTON: US space agency NASA has told Elon Musk’s SpaceX to halt work under a contract it won to develop a lunar spacecraft, pending the outcome of challenges by rival bidders. NASA’s decision means SpaceX has to stop any work

Musk trolls Bezos after winning contract for moon lander

HOUSTON: The space race between the world’s two richest men went into hyperdrive after Tesla chief Elon Musk took a swipe at Jeff Bezos’ attempt to challenge a major NASA contract. The two billionaires, who have been trying to launch

SpaceX Crew Dragon brings new crew to ISS

WASHINGTON: A recycled SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station on Saturday, the third time Elon Musk’s company has safely delivered humans to the orbital outpost. The spacecraft named Endeavour, piloting herself autonomously, locked

SpaceX rocket launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

WASHINGTON: NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station, making it the first crew ever propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight.

NASA chooses SpaceX to take humans back to Moon

MIAMI: NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, in a huge victory for Elon Musk’s company. The contract, worth $2.9 billion, involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested

SpaceX prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch

HOUSTON: A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket. The Starship SN9 that blew up

SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes on landing after test launch

WASHINGTON: SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed. The Starship rocket destroyed in the accident was a 16-storey-tall

SpaceX launches second crew of astronauts into space

CAPE CANAVERAL: Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station,  NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft. SpaceX’s newly designed Crew Dragon capsule, which the

Microsoft teams up with Elon Musk’s SpaceX for space initiative

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft is partnering with billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk-led SpaceX and others as it expands its cloud-computing platform into space. The partnership would allow Microsoft to connect its Azure cloud computing platform to SpaceX’s network of low-Earth orbiting satellites,

SpaceX wins Pentagon award for missile tracking satellites

WASHINGTON: Elon Musk’s SpaceX won a $149 million contract to build missile-tracking satellites for the Pentagon, the US Space Development Agency (SDA) said This is the first government contract to build satellites or SpaceX known for its reusable rockets and astronaut

SpaceX brings NASA astronauts home safely in milestone mission

WASHINGTON: US astronauts who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico after a two-month voyage that was NASA’s first crewed mission from home soil in nine years. The successful

Astronauts on SpaceX craft depart ISS for Earth

WASHINGTON: The two astronauts on board the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft at the International Space Station have begun their journey back to Earth. NASA footage showed the capsule drifting slowly away from the ISS in the darkness of space, ending

NASA astronauts reach space station in milestone mission

MIAMI: NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade. The arrival completed the first leg of the trip, designed to test the capabilities of

SpaceX successfully launches NASA astronauts into orbit

MIAMI: SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit after two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station, ushering in a new era in space travel. SpaceX’s two-stage Falcon 9 rocket

Tom Cruise to film aboard International Space Station

LOS ANGELES: Tom Cruise is partnering with NASA to shoot a movie, at least in part, aboard the International Space Station, making it the action film to be shot in space. The head of NASA confirmed that the space agency

Elon Musk shows new talent with releasing electronic dance track

LOS ANGELES: Tesla boss Elon Musk has released an electronic dance music (EDM) track titled “Don’t Doubt Ur Vibe” to show his musical prowess.  The billionaire tech investor, inventor and space entrepreneur is showing off another talent for dance music.

SpaceX destroys rockets during astronaut escape test

CAPE CANAVERAL: SpaceX conducted the last major test of its crew capsule before deploying astronauts in as little as two months, imitating an emergency evacuation on Sunday shortly after liftoff. A Falcon 9 rocket blasted off as normal, but just

SpaceX starts 2020 with launching more Starlink satellites

FLORIDA: Elon Musk’s SpaceX on Monday evening has launched its third batch of internet-beaming satellites, Starlink started 2020 with a success. StarLink launched its third batch launching 60 satellites from falcon heavy 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Airspace in Florida