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Major blow to SpaceX programme as Starship explodes during maiden flight

Elon Musk’s huge space rocket, Starship, part of the SpaceX programme, exploded yesterday on its maiden test flight. The rocket was unmanned and nobody was hurt in the incident. While the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is responsible for licensing rocket launches in the USA, will oversee an investigation into the accident, this will […]

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SpaceX trumps Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin as all-civilian crew orbit Earth

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has successfully sent the first-ever all-civilian crew into orbit onboard the Crew Dragon Capsule which blasted off from Florida at 8.30 p.m. local time on Wednesday atop a SpaceX two-stage Falcon 9 rocket ship. The flight, estimated to cost US$200 million for the astronauts, will last three days while the capsule orbits

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SpaceX successfully launches rocket with four crew bound for the ISS

In conjunction with NASA, SpaceX, owned by Tesla car maker Elon Musk, successfully launched its Crew Dragon capsule atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 on Sunday evening, at 7.27 eastern time (0027GMT). Onboard were four astronauts bound for the International Space Station (ISS), the first to be transported to the space station by an American-built rocket

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