How SpaceX will blast the first space factory into orbit | Life

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to carry the first industrial factory into space. — AFP pic TORRANCE (US), Oct 23 — A space research company called Varda Space wants to become the first to build a manufacturing facility in space. The firm is set to partner with SpaceX to accomplish this unlikely challenge, … Read more

Citizen Astronauts from Blue Origin, SpaceX, and Virgin Galactic Commercial Space Missions to Appear Together at 2021 ASCEND in Las Vegas

RESTON, Va., Oct. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Astronauts from the three different commercial space experiences that occurred in 2021 will appear on stage together in Las Vegas on Monday, 15 November, during 2021 ASCEND. ASCEND is the interdisciplinary community focused on building humanity’s off-world future faster, powered by AIAA. Confirmed speakers include: Blue Origin … Read more

Video Shows SpaceX Raptor Vacuum Engine Firing on a Starship As Elon Musk Eyes Mars

SpaceX has posted a dramatic video of the first firing of its Raptor vacuum engine integrated onto a Starship prototype. Starship is a reusable launch system being developed by Elon Musk’s company to carry people and cargo to the moon, Mars, and beyond. The firing test of the Raptor vacuum engine took place on Thursday … Read more

SpaceX: Vacuum engine was ignited for the first time on a Starship

Elon Musk may be the boss of Tesla and SpaceX, but his heart beats for the space company above all. The Starship project is being promoted accordingly and has now passed another milestone: the ignition of a vacuum engine. SpaceX boss Elon Musk has been dreaming of flights to the moon and later to Mars … Read more

Former SpaceX Engineers Designing Nuclear Microreactor as ‘Clean Energy Alternative to Fossil Fuels’

Governments all over the world are looking at energy security as a priority to power their industries, businesses, homes, and offices. But there are finite sources of energy and the technology to harness renewable energy is still decades away from a wider adoption. US-based company Radiant is trying to address this challenge by developing a … Read more

SpaceX, Virgin, & Astra’s Chris Thompson Continues His Space Race Journey Joining Phantom Space Corporation as Chief Technology Officer; A Game Changer For the Future of the Space Industry

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Phantom Space Corporation, the space transportation technology development and manufacturing company, today announced the hiring of Chris Thompson, one of the space industry’s most sought after space engineers and executives. Chris will serve as Chief Technology Officer, where he is responsible for the company’s direct development and oversight … Read more

Elon Musk Says SpaceX Trillion-Dollar Starship Can Bring 250 Tons of Payload to Orbit; How About Reusable Rockets?

The SpaceX Starship is another topic of conversation because of its popularity amid the FAA’s environmental study, determining whether the firm can launch from its Boca Chica site. People debate how much the Starship can carry, particularly when it approaches its limit and becomes a disposable spaceship. But then Elon Musk now has the answer! … Read more

SpaceX begins installing ‘Mechazilla’ arms designed to catch Starship rockets

After a busy few weeks spent attaching Mechazilla’s two rocket-catching arms to a carriage-like backbone, SpaceX has begun the process of installing the integrated structure on Starbase’s ~450 ft (~135m) tall Starship ‘launch tower’. Once complete, SpaceX will have created a first-of-its-kind launch tower designed to stack and manipulate Starships and Super Heavy boosters in … Read more

Nasa selects Spacex – With Elon Musk’s Starship to the moon

– With Elon Musk’s Starship to the moon Why NASA hires the company of the Tesla founder to develop a spaceship that is supposed to bring astronauts to Earth’s satellite. Dieter Sürig Published: 04/22/2021, 8:32 pm When launching into space: A Spacex Falcon 9 rocket takes off in Florida. Foto: David J. Phillip (Keystone) Around … Read more

SpaceX space tourists back on earth | Current world | DW

The “Crew Dragon” space capsule landed on Saturday evening shortly after 7:00 pm (local time, 1:00 am CEST) in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida, as was shown in a live video transmission. The four US citizens spent three days in space without a professional astronaut. A SpaceX ship made its way to the … Read more