SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Civilian Crew Completes 3-Day Mission

The mission hinted at what space travel could look like in a more accessible future, while remaining in reach now to only the richest of the rich.

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Who Gets Sick in Space? Inspiration4 May Offer More Clues.

Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data.

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SpaceX Launches Astronaut Crew Like No Other on Orbital Adventure

The Inspiration4 mission successfully lifted off from Florida, carrying with it an ambition of making spaceflight more accessible to the broader public.

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SpaceX Mission: How to Watch the Inspiration4 Launch

Here’s what you need to know about the three-day orbital journey of four Americans, none of them professional astronauts.

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SpaceX’s Latest Mission Will Launch Four People Into Orbit

The Inspiration4 mission shows private spaceflight’s promise, but also how far it has to go before just about anyone can travel to orbit.

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What Makes Elon Musk Different

Two new books, Eric Berger’s “Liftoff” and Tim Higgins’s “Power Play,” explore Musk’s terrestrial and extraterrestrial pursuits — and what has made him so successful.

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Advancements in Space Technology Drive Investor Interest

Advancements in space technology and new means of financing are driving a flurry of investor interest.

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Blue Origin Space Flight With Jeff Bezos Goes for $28 Million at Auction

Four people will be aboard the New Shepard, the Blue Origin rocket named for the first American in space, when it is set to launch.

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Space Station May Host Wave of TV Shows and Films

A Discovery reality TV competition, a Russian medical thriller and more productions could be heading to the orbital outpost in the next year.

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A Serene Shore Resort, Except for the SpaceX ‘Ball of Fire’

For years, those in a rural Texas village cherished living among nature and wildlife. Elon Musk’s SpaceX has brought new fears and the promise of an economic boost to one of America’s poorest corners.

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What if Space Junk and Climate Change Become the Same Problem?

Changes to the atmosphere caused by carbon dioxide emissions could increase the amount of debris that stays in orbit.

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Elon Musk Hosts a Mother’s Day Episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’

The much-discussed Tesla and SpaceX executive took a self-deprecating approach, telling viewers, “I’m pretty good at running human in emulation mode.”

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Space Aged: Bottle of Wine From Space Station Could Sell for $1 Million

The bottle of Pétrus from 2000 — which is being sold by Christie’s — comes with a second bottle of “terrestrial” wine, a custom trunk, a decanter, glasses and a corkscrew crafted from a meteorite.

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Watch: SpaceX Launch and Landing of Starship SN15

After a series of high-altitude test flights that ended in explosions, the new vehicle set down in one piece on a Texas launchpad.

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Watch SpaceX Make the First Nighttime Splash Down Since 1968

Crew-1, which launched to the space station in November, will head home in the capsule called Resilience.

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How to Watch SpaceX Splashdown With 4 Astronauts

Crew-1, which launched to the space station in November, will head home in the capsule called Resilience.

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Blue Origin Challenges NASA Over SpaceX Moon Lander Deal

The space agency picked Elon Musk’s company over two other bidders to take its astronauts back to the lunar surface.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Crew-2 Rocket Launch: How to Watch

It will be the third flight of the company’s Crew Dragon capsule with people onboard.

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NASA Awards SpaceX $2.9 Billion to Build Moon Lander

Elon Musk’s company bested Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and others in the contest to carry American astronauts to the lunar surface.

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How a Burst of Light in the Sky Illuminated Something Primal

Videos of a mysterious celestial phenomenon captured a once-common human emotion: awe at the wonder of the heavens.

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SpaceX Test Rocket Goes Up and Explodes Again

Something went wrong early for Starship, with shards of metal raining down around the launch site including debris that hit one of the cameras.

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A Billionaire Names His Team to Ride SpaceX, No Pros Allowed

Meet the four people who will take the first all-civilian rocket trip to orbit Earth.

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SpaceX Rocket Debris Seen Over Seattle and Portland, Astronomers Say

Astronomers said the objects were debris from a SpaceX rocket. Not everyone got the memo.

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The Space Launch System: NASA’s Last Rocket

The United States is unlikely to build anything like the Space Launch System ever again. But it’s still good that NASA did.

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China Turns to Elon Musk as Technology Dreams Sour

The Tesla boss and digital prankster is striking a chord, at a time of disillusionment with the tech industry and its leading tycoons.

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Dissatisfied With Life on Earth? A SpaceX Client Seeks Travel Companions

A Japanese billionaire, who previously sought a crew of artists and a new girlfriend, issued a call for applicants to join him on a weeklong journey around the moon.

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‘Dare Mighty Things’

We the people need to take more control of how we move into the brave new worlds beyond our planet.

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She Beat Cancer at 10. Now She’ll Join SpaceX’s First Private Trip to Orbit.

St. Jude Hospital and Jared Isaacman, a billionaire entrepreneur, selected Hayley Arceneaux for a trip to orbit in a SpaceX capsule.

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Jeff Bezos Renews Focus on Blue Origin, Which Has Been Slower to Launch

The Amazon founder started his private rocket company in 2000, but its busiest phase could just now be starting.

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Watch SpaceX’s Starship Conduct a Test Launch

After defying the F.A.A. during its last test flight in December, the company aims to stick the landing this time.

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To Get on This SpaceX Flight, You Don’t Have to Be Rich, Just Lucky

Jared Isaacman, 37-year-old founder of Shift4 Payments, is chartering a trip to orbit and raffling a seat to a random winner to raise money for childhood cancer research.

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How Space Became the Next ‘Great Power’ Contest Between the U.S. and China

The Biden administration faces not only waves of Chinese antisatellite weapons but a history of jumbled responses to the intensifying threat.

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Missions to Mars, the Moon and Beyond Await Earth in 2021

Here’s a preview of what to expect in space and astronomy in the year to come.

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SpaceX’s Starship Launches and Explodes in Crash Landing

The company described the test of the next-generation spacecraft as “awesome” even though it ended in a fiery blast.

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SpaceX’s ‘Resilience’ Lifts 4 Astronauts Into NASA’s New Era of Spaceflight

The crew will spend some 27 hours in a capsule built by the private company before docking with the space station Monday night.

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The Good News About What Human Genius Can Still Do

There’s something uniquely compelling about our need to learn what we can about the universe.

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Private Boats Enter SpaceX Splashdown Area, Raising Concerns

“We need to do a better job next time” of securing the area, the NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said.

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NASA Astronauts Safely Return to Earth: ‘Thank You for Flying SpaceX’

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley returned to Earth in the first water landing by an American space crew since 1975.

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Live: Follow the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Astronaut Return

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are preparing for a Gulf of Mexico splashdown on Sunday in the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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SpaceX Crew Dragon to Bring 2 NASA Astronauts Home

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are getting ready to splash down after two months in orbit.

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Elon Musk: The Maureen Dowd Interview

The billionaire space oddity on life with Grimes and Baby X, Trump, Tesla, tunnels, short shorts, stock surges, Facebook fumbles and everything else under the sun.

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Scrutinizing SpaceX, NASA Overlooked Some Boeing Software Problems

The agency identified the causes of mishaps in orbit during an uncrewed test flight of its Starliner spacecraft in December.

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Trump Campaign Removes Space Video That Violated NASA Ad Rules

The president has tried to parlay space policy into an upbeat campaign issue for the 2020 election.

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SpaceX Docking at the Space Station: Latest Updates

Nineteen hours after launching, two NASA astronauts will arrive at the International Space Station.

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SpaceX Lifts NASA Astronauts to Orbit, Launching New Era of Spaceflight

The trip to the space station was the first from American soil since 2011 when the space shuttles were retired.

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Live SpaceX NASA Launch Updates

Here’s what you need to know about Saturday’s second launch attempt of NASA astronauts in the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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What Time Is the SpaceX Launch? How to Watch

What you need to know about the mission taking two NASA astronauts to the space station on Saturday.

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Space Travel, Privatized

How SpaceX is ushering in a new era in the exploration of the cosmos.

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Coronavirus Isn’t Keeping Florida Crowds From SpaceX Launch

Many beachside hotels along the state’s Space Coast were already at full capacity before Wednesday’s scheduled launch, a local tourism executive said.

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Live SpaceX Launch: Latest Updates

Follow SpaceX’s launch of NASA astronauts aboard the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

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