South Korea deployed its first lunar orbiter as it ramps up its space projects with the goal of landing a probe on the moon by 2030. It took out from Florida's Cape Canaveral U.S. Space Force Station aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. South Korea hopes to become the world's seventh lunar explorer, and the fourth in Asia, after China, Japan, and India, with Danuri.
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Elon Musk's SpaceX has secured a deal for roughly $255 million to launch Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope mission, which will study the impacts of dark energy, dark matter, and exoplanet exploration. In 2026, NGRT will be launched at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida atop SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket. The telescope is named after Nancy Grace Roman, Nasa's first chief astronomer, who cleared the path for larger-scale space telescopes. … read-more
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk's rocket ship firm, SpaceX, dismissed many employees on June 17 who were part of an open letter criticizing the billionaire for his behaviors. Musk's activities, according to the letter writers, have been a “frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks." Although it's unknown how many SpaceX employees were fired, Shotwell said the corporation thought the individuals had passed an… read-more
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Employees at SpaceX have written an open letter to company president Gwynne Shotwell in which they condemn CEO Elon Musk's "harmful" Twitter behavior. Employees are urged to sign the letter by completing a survey or scanning a QR code. It is unknown which employee wrote the letter. According to the staff, his "messaging does not reflect" their objectives and values. They suggest that the organisation "hold all leadership equally accountable… read-more
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Veteran spacewalker, two young crewmates, and a German materials scientist, on November 10, were sent to the International Space Station, jointly by NASA and SpaceX. NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida deployed the SpaceX-built launch vehicle, which consisted a Crew Dragon spacecraft and a two-stage Falcon 9 rocket. The liftoff of the Dragon spacecraft, named Endurance by the crew, was aired live from Cape Canaveral on NASA TV.
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The US Federal Court Claims that the approval to SpaceX to build the lunar lander, used under the "Artemis" mission to land humans on the moon has been clarified on November 5. As per the report, Blue Origin filed a lawsuit against NASA protesting that the contract was given to Blue Origin and Dynetics. However, the court had given orders against the plea and took a… read-more
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According to The Guardian, Elon Musk could become the first trillionaire in the world with his aerospace company, SpaceX. Musk owns 48% of the company's valuation. Notably, Tesla is still Musk's biggest asset. Furthermore, his net worth is reported to be $242 billion. "Others have said SpaceX may eventually be the most highly valued company in the world - in any industry.", said analyst Adam Jones.
After spending three days in space, Four SpaceX tourists safely returned to Earth on September 18, capping off their first orbital mission without the aid of professional astronauts. At 23.06 GMT, SpaceX Dragon-capsule landed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Florida coast after its heat shield allowed it to endure descent. "That was a heck of a ride for us, and we're just getting started," Jared Isaacman said after landing.
SpaceX launches four amateurs including, sponsor Jared Isaacman, a health care worker, and two contest winners in space to orbit around in an automated Dragon capsule on Sept 16. It is first for Elon Musk but third for the US, after Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos. The attendees went through 6-month rigorous training. SpaceX's next flight in 2022 will see NASA's retired… read-more
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Commencing the commercial era of human space exploration, Elon Musk's SpaceX will launch four commoners from different walks of life into space on September 15. Interestingly, the whole mission is being funded by billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman. However, the Inspiration4 crew-members will be on their own in space, spending three days inside SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule, launching from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.
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