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# SpaceX

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'A major milestone': Nasa and SpaceX set to send astronauts to the ISS tomorrow
If all goes as planned, the mission will see SpaceX become the first private company to send astronauts into space.
SpaceX launches then destroys rocket in astronaut escape test
The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off as normal before the Dragon crew capsule catapulted off the top 12 miles above the Atlantic.
SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites to test less reflective coating
Observatory director Jeff Hall said the satellites will be a growing risk to stargazers in the future.
SpaceX carries out first commercial launch sending Arab satellite into orbit
The rocket carried a Saudi Arabian satellite operated by Arabsat.
Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful test
It was the first private space mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station
The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.
A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'
The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.
Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead
“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.
SpaceX to lay off 10% of workforce due to 'extraordinarily difficult challenges'
The company employs over 6,000 people.
SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule
On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.
SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments
The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.
World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard
The SpaceX CEO didn’t have to include his red Tesla roadster, which reportedly was playing Space Oddity during blast off.
'A UFO?' - SpaceX rocket launch puzzles Californians as it streams into space
The launch in the setting sun created a billowing streak that was widely seen throughout the area.
London to New York in 29 minutes? Elon Musk unveils ambitious new plans
A trip from Bangkok to Dubai would take 27 minutes, and from Tokyo to Delhi in 30 minutes.
SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video
The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.
Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military
It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.
Billionaire Elon Musk's company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts
Musk says that the goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles.
Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride
Last week SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth’s satellite next year.
Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year
In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.
Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown
The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.
Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship
The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.
SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad
There were no injuries.
PHOTOS: SpaceX launched an important spacecraft into space this morning
The Dragon capsule contains a docking station which would allow future spaceships to park at the International Space Station.
Watch: The moment that might just have changed spaceflight forever
If at first you don’t succeed…
Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage
Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.
A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h
The Space X rocket will resupply the space station, but it needs to catch it first.
Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project
Reports say Google are planning a big investment in SpaceX.
Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge
The company hopes to hone technology so that rockets can return to Earth intact for use again.
This revolutionary rocket will have to wait to try a risky new way of landing
Instead of being discarded in the ocean, the booster stages could return to Earth.
Take a tour of Elon Musk's $17 million Bel Air mansion
Yo, homes to Bel Air.
Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts
SpaceX is headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.
SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit
A few weeks into orbit, the LightSail’s wings will expand, making it visible from Earth.
Computer failure on International Space Station may require spacewalk to fix
However, the six-man crew is not currently in danger, officials have said.
The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it
Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.
SpaceX capsule encounters problems in orbit
Three of the capsule’s four thrusters failed to fire up en route to the space station.
SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included
The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.
The Daily Fix: Friday
Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…
Dragon returns to Earth after successful ISS mission
Space capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean today.
VIDEO: "Looks like we got us a Dragon by the tail"
A private company has successfully supplied cargo to the ISS for the first time on board the Dragon capsule.
Second time lucky: NASA launches SpaceX rocket headed for ISS
Saturday’s first attempt at a launch was abandoned after engine trouble – but no such problems this time, with a payload of food – and 300 temporarily spacebound astronomy buffs.