Articles about SpaceX
Space Exploration Technologies Corp. or simply SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer founded by technology entrepreneur Elon Musk. It was established in 2002 keeping in mind the colonization of Mars, but at a reduced space transportation cost. Headquartered in California, this private company is set to see its first manned space flight taking off for the International Space Station on May 27. The mission named Demo-2 will have NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley aboard its spacecraft, the Crew Dragon. If it happens, it’s going to bring a revolution in the domain of space privatization. SpaceX is also the largest commercial satellite constellation operator globally with the third launch of the Starlink project in January this year.
20 Sep 2021
Elon Musk takes his 'last remaining' house off the market
Elon Musk is putting his vow to sell all "physical possessions" on hold.
19 Sep 2021
SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concludes, crew returns home safe
Elon Musk-led SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission successfully concluded as the Crew Dragon capsule splashed down off the Florida coast Saturday evening (around 4:35am IST Sunday).
16 Sep 2021
SpaceX successfully launches all-civilian Inspiration4 mission: Details here
SpaceX has successfully launched the Inspiration4 mission's Crew Dragon spacecraft on September 15 using a Falcon 9 rocket.
14 Sep 2021
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak announces private space company
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is the latest to join the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Richard Branson in the privatization of space with his new company, Privateer Space.
06 Sep 2021
SpaceX greenlighted for launching four civilians into space next week
Elon Musk announced plans to fly an all-civilian crew to space in February this year. Now, the mission is finally set to make history next week when a crew of four civilians will make a three-day trip around Earth.
30 Aug 2021
iPhone 13 could place calls without 4G/5G cellular connectivity
A fresh leak about the upcoming iPhone 13 line-up has surfaced. According to an investor note seen by AppleInsider, the phone will sport hardware that can support low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications.
09 Aug 2021
SpaceX may launch a satellite to display billboards in space
What's the one thing that you associate with commercialization? Well, advertisements!
25 Jul 2021
NASA awards SpaceX launch services contract for Europa Clipper mission
Just days after successfully completing a test on the Super Heavy rocket booster, SpaceX has another reason to celebrate. NASA has awarded the private space exploration company a launch services contract worth $178 million.
22 Jul 2021
SpaceX tests Super Heavy Booster in hold-down test in Texas
While Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin continue to fuss over the Kármán line, Elon Musk's SpaceX ignited all the engines on its Super Heavy booster that could fly tourists to Mars one day.
17 Jun 2021
Spacesuit concerns briefly interrupt spacewalk to install solar panels
Spacewalking astronauts resumed work to install powerful, new solar panels outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, after a brief interruption caused by problems with one of their suits.
15 Jun 2021
COVID-19: 'Feeding Ones in Need' supplies ration to daily-wage workers
The deadly second wave of the COVID-19 and the lockdown that followed has once again brought lives to a standstill.
05 Jun 2021
Aakash Ranison: Meet this climate change activist, and sustainability influencer
Aakash Ranison describes himself as a happy guy, and it is with this same infectious energy that he advocates for climate change.
03 Jun 2021
Non-touch, radiation-free and easy breast examinations? NIRAMAI makes it possible
The painful tests for detecting breast cancer discourage many women to not go for regular examinations, despite being advised to.
19 May 2021
The founders of Django Digital on what sets them apart
In an age where the digital space is scattered with content, childhood buddies Aashay Shah and Shivang Shah founded Django Digital with the aim of providing brands with clutter-breaking solutions.
11 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Clubhouse finally launches Android app, and more
Clubhouse just found out the hard way that it is no De Beers, and that boosting app popularity with artificial scarcity doesn't work forever.
10 May 2021
SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket completes record 10th successful launch, landing
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently shared a historic achievement for SpaceX on Twitter. On May 9, a Falcon 9 rocket called B1051 successfully completed 10 launches and landings.
10 May 2021
#WeirdNews: Musk's SpaceX is launching a Dogecoin-funded satellite to moon
After his Saturday Night Live gig was live-streamed on YouTube, a first for the show, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to actually send Dogecoin to the moon.
07 May 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: SpaceX's Starship finally sticks the landing, and more
After numerous flight tests ending up in fiery balls of fire, Elon Musk's SpaceX has finally managed to land a Starship prototype without an incident.
06 May 2021
SpaceX's Starship SN15 prototype finally succeeds at high-altitude flight, landing
Elon Musk-led SpaceX successfully launched a high-altitude Starship prototype on Wednesday. It also marks a historic achievement for the company as the SN15 rocket is the first to land safely after the flight.
05 May 2021
Akriti Gupta talks about Canfem, social enterprise for breast-cancer survivors
Canfem, a social enterprise co-founded by Akriti Gupta, offers low-cost, high quality customized products for breast cancer survivors who have undergone mastectomy.
01 May 2021
NASA freezes funding to SpaceX HLS contract after rivals protest
Even as Amazon crushed the workers' protests against inhuman working conditions, the company's CEO Jeff Bezos successfully used the same strategy to compel NASA to suspend SpaceX's funding for the lunar project.
28 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Apple puts Facebook, Google on notice, and more
In January everyone had dismissed Apple CEO Tim Cook's privacy campaign as a PR stunt. We had called it back then that it was no ordinary PR stunt, and Cook was setting up a booby trap to gut rivals Facebook and Google.
27 Apr 2021
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss with space debris
Last week we had reported how SpaceX Crew-2 mission carried four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident. Unfortunately, the mission wasn't entirely incident free. The manned Crew Dragon capsule had a near-miss collision with potentially deadly space debris.
27 Apr 2021
Paving way for empathetic, conscious citizens: International Changemaker Olympiad
Founders Rahul Adhikari and P. Sai Sindhu of the International Changemaker Olympiad (ICO) have one thing in common: Their passion to make a change in society by nurturing young minds to become conscious citizens.
26 Apr 2021
Elon Musk to host 'Saturday Night Live,' fans lash out
Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is set to become the first non-actor or athlete to host Saturday Night Live since Donald Trump.
24 Apr 2021
Will ask Starlink to seek permits for India operations: DoT
In a major development that ties Elon Musk and India together, the billionaire's satellite internet service called Starlink could be planning to begin its operations in India.
23 Apr 2021
NASA, SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts successfully embark on journey to ISS
On April 23, NASA launched a crew of four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station (ISS) without incident.
18 Apr 2021
SpaceX awarded contract to build lander for manned lunar mission—Artemis
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has chosen Elon Musk's SpaceX to build the lunar lander for the Artemis mission.
15 Apr 2021
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin launches and lands New Shepard rocket
Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin might be several steps behind Elon Musk's commercial spaceflight competitor SpaceX, but it's inching toward its first manned spaceflight.
11 Apr 2021
SpaceX won't 'catch' rocket components anymore, will go fishing instead
Elon Musk's ambitious space exploration venture SpaceX has been all over the news lately for its Starlink satellite internet program, Crew Dragon missions, Falcon 9 payloads-transport rockets, and the notoriously explosive Starship test flights.
06 Apr 2021
Astronauts successfully relocate SpaceX's Resilience—first for a commercial crew port
On Monday, astronauts successfully relocated the SpaceX Crew-1 spacecraft from the forward port of the International Space Station's (ISS) Harmony module to the space-facing port.
02 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: US Army bets big on HoloLens, and more
If you thought augmented reality tech was just a passing fad, the US Department of Defense begs to differ. The agency made a massive $21.88 billion deal with Microsoft to supply the US Army with 120,000 ruggedized HoloLens AR units.
01 Apr 2021
SpaceX will add 360-degree glass dome to Crew Dragon capsule
The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule might have famously completed two International Space Station (ISS) missions, but it is also primarily designed to be SpaceX's vehicle for space tourism. To that effect, the space vehicle is getting an upgrade that's more touristy than space worthy.
01 Apr 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: India continues to punish TikTok, and more
The best way to deal with bullies is to inflict a significant cost for their belligerence. And India has been doing a fine job hurting the economic interests of China for its border transgressions.
31 Mar 2021
SpaceX loses yet another Starship prototype in mid-air explosion
Just weeks after the SpaceX Starship Serial Number 10 (SN10) rocket met a fiery demise after a seemingly successful landing, the Starship SN11 exploded in mid-air yesterday.
16 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: Google faces a $5 billion lawsuit, and more
Google's last-ditch effort to have the class action lawsuit thrown out has failed. Now the technology conglomerate faces $5 billion in potential fines for tracking user activity through Chrome browser's incognito mode.
15 Mar 2021
SpaceX Falcon 9's latest Starlink mission completes record ninth launch
SpaceX has launched yet another 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Sunday. The satellites were deployed by the Falcon 9 rocket, which has made its record ninth launch to date.
04 Mar 2021
NewsBytes Briefing: WhatsApp gets desktop voice calling, and more
Nothing drives innovation more than your consumer base waking up and saying no to the abuse. At least, that seems to be why Facebook has been adding new and shiny features at an impressive rate.
04 Mar 2021
SpaceX's Starship SN10 rocket explodes after successful landing
Earlier today, SpaceX successfully launched and landed its Starship SN10 rocket. The flight took the spacecraft to an altitude of 10 kilometers above ground. SpaceX called it a successful test flight.
17 Feb 2021
Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million, now valued at $74 billion
Elon Musk's SpaceX has reportedly raised $850 million in an equity funding round last week. CNBC reports the shares were sold at $419.99 apiece. Citing unsubstantiated sources familiar with the financing, the report added that the company is now valued at around $74 billion.