Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband

Microsoft is taking its Azure cloud computing platform to the final frontier – space. It now has a dedicated business unit called Azure Space for that purpose, made up of industry heavyweights and engineers who are focused on space-sector services including simulation of space missions, gathering and interpreting satellite data to provide insights, and providing […] Continue reading Microsoft debuts Azure Space to cater to the space industry, partners with SpaceX for Starlink datacenter broadband

NASA delays launch of Crew-1 mission with SpaceX to early November

SpaceX and NASA appeared all set to kick off a new era in spaceflight later this month, with the Crew-1 mission to the International Space Station scheduled for October 31. That date has now been pushed back following a mishap on the launchpad during a… Continue reading NASA delays launch of Crew-1 mission with SpaceX to early November

Emergency workers in fire-hit town tap into SpaceX’s Starlink internet

SpaceX began launching its Starlink satellites into orbit last year in a bid to eventually blanket the Earth in high-speed internet, and while the mega-constellation is far from complete, some are already tapping into the connectivity on offer. Washing… Continue reading Emergency workers in fire-hit town tap into SpaceX’s Starlink internet

SpaceX Sending Tom Cruise to the Space Station in 2021

Several months after NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine confirmed the project was in the works, sources are now reporting that Tom Cruise and director Doug Liman will officially be making the trip to the International Space Station in October of 2021 to film scenes for an as of yet untitled movie. …read more

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Falcon 9 Lamp is Touching Down in the Living Room

Many of us have been inspired by the videos of the Falcon 9 booster, tall as an office building, riding a pillar of flame down to a pinpoint landing at Kennedy Space Center or on one of SpaceX’s floating landing pads in the ocean. It’s not often that we get …read more

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Floating Spaceports for Future Rockets

While early prototypes for SpaceX’s Starship have been exploding fairly regularly at the company’s Texas test facility, the overall program has been moving forward at a terrific pace. The towering spacecraft, which CEO Elon Musk believes will be the key to building a sustainable human colony on Mars, has gone …read more

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SpaceX sends up the same recycled rocket for a record sixth time

SpaceX’s rocket landings have now become so routine that it’s easy to forget such a thing had never been accomplished five years ago. Its engineers’ recycling methods were in full swing again today, with the company sending up and welcoming back the sa… Continue reading SpaceX sends up the same recycled rocket for a record sixth time

NASA and SpaceX set date for Crew Dragon’s first routine ISS trip

The dust has barely settled on SpaceX’s history-making Demo-2 mission, in which a commercial spacecraft carried NASA astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time, but already plans are underway for the vehicle’s next … Continue reading NASA and SpaceX set date for Crew Dragon’s first routine ISS trip

SpaceX Demo-2 mission ends with first splashdown in 45 years

History was made today as two NASA astronauts returned to Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) aboard a privately built and operated spacecraft. At 2:48 pm EDT, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico of… Continue reading SpaceX Demo-2 mission ends with first splashdown in 45 years