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SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch
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SpaceX Starship: manned mission on course for 2020 launch

Elon Musk announces bold testing schedule as huge stainless steel rocket is unveiled
30 Sep 2019
What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?
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What is Elon Musk’s new Starlink service?

SpaceX prepares for its global internet network by launching 60 satellites into orbit
24 May 2019
What caused SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion?
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company's Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen as it is rolled out of the horizontal integration facility at Launch Complex 39A as preparations continue fo
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What caused SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion?

Company confirms authenticity of leaked video showing spacecraft blowing up
3 May 2019
Watch SpaceX land all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters
SpaceX Falcon Heavy
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Watch SpaceX land all three Falcon Heavy rocket boosters

Aerospace firm finally launches its most powerful rocket yet after series of setbacks
12 Apr 2019
SpaceX Falcon Heavy: weather delays rocket’s second launch
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SpaceX Falcon Heavy: weather delays rocket’s second launch

Postponed mission will now get under way this evening. Here’s how to watch it live
11 Apr 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: test mission capsule docks with ISS
SpaceX Crew Dragon
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SpaceX Crew Dragon: test mission capsule docks with ISS

Elon Musk targets ‘this summer’ for his company’s first astronaut launch
4 Mar 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: passenger spacecraft to blast off to ISS
SpaceX Dragon
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SpaceX Crew Dragon: passenger spacecraft to blast off to ISS

Nasa approves mission but Russian space station operators express concerns ahead of Saturday’s launch
27 Feb 2019

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SpaceX: first astronaut mission may take place this summer
SpaceX
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SpaceX: first astronaut mission may take place this summer

Static fire test moves company one step closer to practice launch next month
25 Jan 2019
Elon Musk: broken Starship rocket to take ‘weeks to repair’
SpaceX Starship
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Elon Musk: broken Starship rocket to take ‘weeks to repair’

Top section of test vehicle collapses as strong winds hit Texas
24 Jan 2019
SpaceX Crew Dragon: what is it and when does it launch?
SpaceX Dragon
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SpaceX Crew Dragon: what is it and when does it launch?

Elon Musk targets the first manned mission from US soil since the Space Shuttle
10 Jan 2019
Elon Musk opens tunnel below SpaceX to avoid LA gridlock
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Elon Musk opens tunnel below SpaceX to avoid LA gridlock

Tesla co-founder planning network of underground transit routes for electric cars
19 Dec 2018
Virgin Galactic vs. Blue Origin vs. SpaceX
Virgin Galactic
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Virgin Galactic vs. Blue Origin vs. SpaceX

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic reaches the edge of space in landmark test
14 Dec 2018
SpaceX lands rocket after lighting up Californian skies
SpaceX Falcon 9
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SpaceX lands rocket after lighting up Californian skies

Los Angeles mayor assured residents that the streaks of light were ‘definitely not aliens’
8 Oct 2018
SpaceX: Japanese billionaire revealed as first space tourist
SpaceX BFR
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SpaceX: Japanese billionaire revealed as first space tourist

Japanese fashion empire founder and his guests will be first lunar travellers since 1972
18 Sep 2018
SpaceX launches ‘recycled’ Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket
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SpaceX launches ‘recycled’ Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket

Spacecraft takes off on second mission amid hopes of reusing it up to ten times
7 Aug 2018
Elon Musk: is he falling from grace?
Elon Musk
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Elon Musk: is he falling from grace?

The South African entrepreneur is no overnight success story
18 Jul 2018
Humans could have travelled to Mars ‘decades ago’
Chris Hadfield
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Humans could have travelled to Mars ‘decades ago’

Former ISS commander claims technology to put humans on red plane has existed since 1960s
10 Jul 2018
SpaceX launches seven satellites aboard used Falcon 9 rocket
SpaceX Falcon 9
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SpaceX launches seven satellites aboard used Falcon 9 rocket

Payload includes two Nasa satellites that will track Earth’s water cycle
23 May 2018
SpaceX set to launch new Falcon 9 Block 5 this afternoon
Falcon 9
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SpaceX set to launch new Falcon 9 Block 5 this afternoon

The aerospace firm has now rescheduled the maiden voyage of the upgraded spacecraft
11 May 2018
Blue Origin: what is it and how is it different to SpaceX?
Blue Origin crop
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Blue Origin: what is it and how is it different to SpaceX?

Jeff Bezos’s start-up may one day transport a small group of passengers to sub-orbit
30 Apr 2018
SpaceX to recover rockets using ‘giant party balloon’
SpaceX Falcon 9
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SpaceX to recover rockets using ‘giant party balloon’

Elon Musk’s ‘crazy’ plan aims to reduce substantial cost of space travel
16 Apr 2018
SpaceX sends human sperm to the ISS
SpaceX Falcon 9
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SpaceX sends human sperm to the ISS

Scientists to examine how samples react in low gravity to see if conception could happen in space
3 Apr 2018
Vodafone and Nokia to install first 4G network on the Moon
Audi lunar rover
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Vodafone and Nokia to install first 4G network on the Moon

Autonomous rovers will stream HD video from lunar surface back to Earth
28 Feb 2018
SpaceX trials in-orbit broadband service
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SpaceX trials in-orbit broadband service

Starlink satellites should provide internet to remote communities
23 Feb 2018
SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch until Thursday
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SpaceX delays Falcon 9 launch until Thursday

Poor weather conditions prevent rocket from lifting off
21 Feb 2018
SpaceX successfully launches largest rocket to date
SpaceX Falcon Heavy
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SpaceX successfully launches largest rocket to date

The vehicle was carrying an unusual payload
7 Feb 2018
Falcon Heavy: five fast facts about the SpaceX rocket test
Falcon Heavy
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Falcon Heavy: five fast facts about the SpaceX rocket test

World’s most powerful rocket set for launch in Florida today
6 Feb 2018
Elon Musk sells $10m worth of flamethrowers in four days
The Boring Company has sold more than 10,000 flamethrowers in two days
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Elon Musk sells $10m worth of flamethrowers in four days

Billionaire’s latest novelty product has sold out despite warnings from the Home Office and US politicians
1 Feb 2018
Falcon Heavy: SpaceX test-fires its largest rocket yet
Falcon Heavy launch
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Falcon Heavy: SpaceX test-fires its largest rocket yet

Elon Musk plans to send the craft on its maiden voyage ‘in a week or so’
25 Jan 2018
Elon Musk announces plans for second LA tunnel
Elon Musk
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Elon Musk announces plans for second LA tunnel

Council members voice concerns over private scheme and proposed route
24 Jan 2018
Elon Musk: people on Mars could send Snapchats to Earth
Elon Musk Reddit
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Elon Musk: people on Mars could send Snapchats to Earth

SpaceX founder says a bespoke internet system may be needed for interplanetary communication
16 Oct 2017
Elon Musk’s SpaceX to send rocket to Mars by 2022
SpaceX BFR
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX to send rocket to Mars by 2022

New ‘BFR’ vehicle could also take passengers anywhere on Earth ‘in under an hour’
29 Sep 2017
SpaceX releases explosive video of its rocket failures
SpaceX fails
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SpaceX releases explosive video of its rocket failures

Billionaire says it was a ‘long road’ before the firm successfully landed a booster
15 Sep 2017
SpaceX launches secret military shuttle as Irma approaches
SpaceX
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SpaceX launches secret military shuttle as Irma approaches

Autonomous X-37B shuttle launched by Elon Musk’s company could be ‘testing surveillance technologies’ for the US Air Force
8 Sep 2017
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