18 new details about Elon Musk’s redesigned, moon-bound ‘Big F*ing Rocket’
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18 new details about Elon Musk’s redesigned, moon-bound ‘Big F*ing Rocket’

Although the spotlight at this week’s SpaceX event was squarely on Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa — the first paying passenger for the company’s nascent space…

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Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the private passenger to take SpaceX’s BFR to the moon
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Meet Yusaku Maezawa, the private passenger to take SpaceX’s BFR to the moon

Japanese billionaire and entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private citizen to take a flight around the moon in SpaceX’s Big Falcon Rocket, a…

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NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket
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NASA’s climate-monitoring space laser is the last to ride to space on a Delta II rocket

This weekend, NASA is launching a new high-tech satellite to monitor the planet’s glacier and sea ice levels — with space lasers, naturally. ICESat-2 will…

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California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet
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California is ‘launching our own damn satellite’ to track pollution, with help from Planet

California plans to launch a satellite to monitor pollution in the state and contribute to climate science, Governor Jerry Brown announced today. The state is…

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UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’
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UK warns of satellite and space program problems in case of Brexit ‘no deal’

The UK government says that access to satellites and space surveillance programs will suffer in the event of a “no deal” departure from the European…

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SpaceX announces plan to announce plan to send someone around the moon in planned spaceship
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SpaceX announces plan to announce plan to send someone around the moon in planned spaceship

It’s been too long without any kind of outlandish news from any of Elon Musk’s companies, but SpaceX has filled the void with the announcement…

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Space investors are coming to Disrupt SF 2018
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Space investors are coming to Disrupt SF 2018

In the past couple decades, Elon Musk’s efforts with SpaceX have partially kicked off a space race in the VC-funded rocket startup scene. At Disrupt…

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Stratolaunch announces new launch vehicles and reusable space plane
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Stratolaunch announces new launch vehicles and reusable space plane

Stratolaunch, the commercial space firm founded by Paul Allen back in 2011, has revealed a bit more of its plan for taking payloads to orbit…

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to “touch the sun”
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe launches tonight to “touch the sun”

NASA’s ambitious mission to go closer to the Sun than ever before is set to launch in the small hours between Friday and Saturday —…

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NASA puts $44 million towards cryogenics and mid-air spacecraft retrieval
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NASA puts $44 million towards cryogenics and mid-air spacecraft retrieval

NASA has announced a set of public-private partnerships with several U.S. space companies, totaling an impressive $44 million. Blue Origin, Astrobotic, United Launch Alliance and…

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NASA puts $44 million toward cryogenics and mid-air spacecraft retrieval
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NASA puts $44 million toward cryogenics and mid-air spacecraft retrieval

NASA has announced a set of public-private partnerships with several U.S. space companies, totaling an impressive $44 million. Blue Origin, Astrobotic Technology, United Launch Alliance and…

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NASA names first astronauts for the inaugural commercial flights to the ISS
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NASA names first astronauts for the inaugural commercial flights to the ISS

NASA has announced the names of the first astronauts who’ll fly to the International Space Station on American-made, commercial spacecraft. The crews will fly to…

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NASA’s Open Source Rover lets you build your own planetary exploration platform
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NASA’s Open Source Rover lets you build your own planetary exploration platform

Got some spare time this weekend? Why not build yourself a working rover from plans provided by NASA? The spaceniks at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory…

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NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs
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NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs

A multi-year NASA contest to design a 3D-printable Mars habitat using on-planet materials has just hit another milestone — and a handful of teams have…

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Space is open for business
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Space is open for business

David Cowan Contributor David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber…

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Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff
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Propelling deep space flight with a new fuel source, Momentus prepares for liftoff

Mikhail Kokorich, the founder of Momentus, a new Y Combinator-backed propulsion technology developer for space flight, hadn’t always dreamed of going to the moon. A…

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Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch
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Blue Origin successfully lands both booster and crew capsule after test launch

Today, at its Texas launch facility, Blue Origin preformed its most critical test to date. It preformed a live separation test of its crew capsule…

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Satellite startups turn to reinventing broadband, mapping and other industries
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Satellite startups turn to reinventing broadband, mapping and other industries

In general, these satellite companies are clustered around three different themes: broadband internet delivery, hardware development and satellite-enabled services. On the broadband front, we find…

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