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Aug 13, 2020

SpaceX Dragon Endeavour Departs the International Space Station

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In case you missed it, the SpaceX Dragon Endeavour spacecraft with NASA Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley on board undocked from the International Space Station at 7:35 p.m. EDT.

Watch NASA TV for continuous coverage as the spacecraft proceeds toward splashdown off the coast of Florida, Sunday, Aug. 2 at 2:48 p.m. EDT: www.nasa.gov/live

Aug 13, 2020

Virgin Galactic Spaceship Cabin

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Virgin Galactic has unveiled the interior cabin of its future tourist spaceplane 😍.

Aug 12, 2020

A video from SpaceX shows the company’s Crew Dragon capsule plunging toward the Gulf of Mexico

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A video from SpaceX shows the company’s Crew Dragon capsule plunging toward the Gulf of Mexico, then unfurling a series of parachutes to slow the spaceship carrying two NASA astronauts from 350 mph to a relatively gentle 15 mph for splashdown Sunday.

Aug 12, 2020

Starship hop 150m flight

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#Starship #hop 150m #flight.

Aug 12, 2020

A full-scale prototype of the huge Starship rocket SpaceX says will fly people to the moon and Mars left the ground for the first time Tuesday in South Texas

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A full-scale prototype of the huge Starship rocket SpaceX says will fly people to the moon and Mars left the ground for the first time Tuesday in South Texas, flying to an altitude of roughly 500 feet before settling on a nearby landing pad.

“Mars is looking real … Progress is accelerating,” says Elon Musk.

📷: @SpacePadreIsle

Aug 12, 2020

Amazing footage of the Starship SN5 prototype making a 150-meter hop

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The footage of the tiny tiny landing legs deploying is particularly fantastic. Credit: SpaceX

Aug 12, 2020

SpaceX Office Tour

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#SpaceX

#ElonMusk

Aug 12, 2020

SpaceX will build an enclosed Rocket Mobile Service Tower for U.S. National Security Missions

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Featured Image Source: SpaceX

The Department of the U.S. Air Force awarded SpaceX a National Security Space Launch Phase 2 Launch Service contract valued at $316 million. The military launches will be conducted by SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, between 2022 and 2027. One of the requirements for the Phase 2 contract is that SpaceX must have the capability to do a vertical payload integration at their launch site. SpaceX President, Gwynne Shotwell, told reporters–

“The only modifications we need are an extended fairing on the Falcon Heavy, and we are going to have to build a vertical integration capability. But we are basically flying the rockets that they need.”

Aug 11, 2020

Musk Reads: SpaceX Starship has taken flight

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Starship lifts off and a terraformed Mars map is published. How will Mars astronauts reach the surface? It’s Musk Reads: SpaceX Edition #193.

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Aug 11, 2020

StarshipSN05: Amazing footage of the Starship SN5 prototype making a 150-meter hop

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The footage of the tiny tiny landing legs deploying is particularly fantastic. Credit: SpaceX

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