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October 4, 2017 2:44 AM SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base on Monday as part of Iridium mission

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is slated to blast off from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Monday morning as part of the third Iridium satellite mission. The launch is scheduled for 5:37 a.m. Monday from Space Launch Complex-4. The mission will carry 10 Iridium Next satellites into orbit, bringing the company’s total constellation of telecommunications satellites 15

October 3, 2017 8:13 PM Spaceflight to Launch U-Class Payloads for NASA

The NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has awarded Spaceflight its first contract for launch and integration services. The multi-year contract covers launch services in 2018 for a maximum of 24 U-Class payloads, with options to provide launch services for up to 24 additional payloads in 2019 and 2020. The potential total contract value is more than $5 million 17

August 24, 2017 9:02 PM Elon Musk unveils sleek space suit for SpaceX astronauts bound for Mars

The new space suit designed by SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk isn’t just elegant. It’s super functional, too. Musk revealed a photo of the suit on Instagram Wednesday, worn by a SpaceX engineer. In fact, Musk added that the suit has already been tested to double vacuum pressure, though building a suit with both the aesthetic appeal and functionality 20

August 24, 2017 3:58 PM SpaceX Spacesuit Looks Just as Otherworldly as You'd Imagine

Elon Musk reveals photo showing sleek white suit with contrasting trim and big tinted visor. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has released the first picture of the SpaceX spacesuit, and it's just as sleek and otherworldly as you might imagine. The photo, posted on early Wednesday on Musk's Instagram account, shows a bright-white suit with contrasting trim and a white 24

August 24, 2017 2:21 AM LOOK: Elon Musk reveals (and wears) SpaceX astronaut flight suit

A social media post from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed one of the things that the company is working on, a spacesuit for future astronauts. Musk uploaded a photo of himself wearing the suit on Instagram and clarified that it was indeed the real deal, not a mock up. He explained the suit has already been double vacuum-tested and works as intended 46

August 23, 2017 4:44 PM Elon Musk gives first look at SpaceX spacesuit

SpaceX Chief Executive Elon Musk is teasing the world with a first look at the company’s spacesuit, to be worn by NASA astronauts who will ride in SpaceX’s crew transport capsule to the International Space Station. Musk shared the photo of the sleek suit on Instagram early Wednesday, saying the suit was not a mock-up and “actually works.” “Already tested 32

August 7, 2017 12:12 PM GhanaSat-1, Ghana's First Satellite Is Now Orbiting Earth

Africa is now officially in the space race. On July 7, the GhanaSat-1, Ghana’s first satellite, began its orbit. The miniature satellite (known as a cubesat), built by a Ghanaian engineering team at All Nations University, was delivered to NASA’s International Space Station in June on the SpaceX rocket that took off from pad 39a at the Kennedy Space 37

July 4, 2017 1:08 PM SpaceX Dragon Returns to Earth From Space Station

SpaceX Dragon arriving at International Space Station. (NASA) SpaceX's Dragon has returned to Earth from the International Space Station, carrying more than 4, 000 pounds of cargo as well as science and technology samples. The space cargo vehicle splashed down in the Pacific Ocean west of Baja California on Monday. It was to be taken to Long Beach by ship where 21

May 2, 2017 3:23 AM SpaceX successfully launches CLASSIFIED military mission into space for US intelligence

SPACEX has taken another step towards dominating space after it successfully launched and landed a rocket carrying classified cargo for US intelligence. The Falcon 9 Full Thrust rocket carrying NROL-76, a classified payload for the US National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), was launched into orbit at around 12.15pm BST (7.15am local time) from the Kennedy 43

May 1, 2017 2:55 PM SpaceX launches U.S. spy satellite into orbit, then lands rocket booster safely

SpaceX launched a U.S. spy satellite into orbit Monday, then landed its first-stage rocket booster near the launchpad. It was another successful launch for the Elon Musk-led company as it tries to show it can be a reliable launch provider for government and commercial payloads. The launch of the spy satellite, known as NROL-76, for the Pentagon’s National 28