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elon muskSpaceX Heavy Best Option to Replace SLS for EM-1 Mission in 2020

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SpaceX also has the second mission for the Falcon Heavy scheduled for April, 2019. There should be a third Falcon Heavy mission a few months later. If NASA is serious about completing the Exploration Mission-1 in June 2020, then SpaceX …

nasaBoeing Delays Test so SpaceX Could Become Only US Manned Option

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Boeing has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s human spaceflight program and pushed its crewed flight until November. SpaceX has just successfully completed its first uncrewed test flight. If …

spaceSpaceX Hop Test Updates

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Space Padre Isle is tweeting that the first SpaceX test firing could be happening today. There is still no confirmation from Elon Musk or SpaceX. The road was closed. Ars Technica reports that SpaceX will be conducting propellant-loading tests and …

elon muskSpaceX Starhopper Hop Test Postponed Til Tomorrow

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Space Padre reports that today’s SpaceX Starhopper test was canceled due to bad weather. The new scheduled first hop test is now scheduled for tomorrow. Just spoke with sheriff….today’s test hop at SpaceX Boca Chica has been scrubbed due to …

elon muskSpaceX Starship Rate of Progress Four Times Faster than the Reusable Falcon 9

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If Elon Musk and SpaceX hit the targets for the Starhopper and the SpaceX Starship then SpaceX will have accelerated rocket development by about four times. This would be accelerating the rate of technological progress to ten to twenty times …

nasaElon Musk and NASA Chat As SpaceX is on the Cusp of Manned Missions

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There was a video where Elon Musk chat about the history of Elon Musk and SpaceX that has led to the SpaceX Crew Dragon. They also talk to the astronaut crews who will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon. This …

spaceSpaceX Test Firing Integrated Raptor Engine This Week

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SpaceX will begin test firing the Starhopper. The Starhopper will be tethered and the hops will not be visible from offsite. This will likely be only a few feet or less of lift in the initial tests. The first integrated …

materialsSpaceX is Already Building the Orbital Starship

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SpaceX will not build a new nosecone for the Starhopper. Elon Musk tweeted that the new nosecone is being built for the orbital Starship. Elon has previously indicated that the orbital version of the Starship would be completed in June …

enginesRaptor Engine at SpaceX Starhopper Launchpad

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SpaceX is installing the first Raptor engine into the Starhopper. There is video and pictures of the Raptor engine beside the Starhopper. Vivian Okoy shared a tweet with a picture of the Raptor engine. The Raptor engine has nearly twice …

moonSLS Losing EM-1 and Europa Clipper Mission With More Delays

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NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has testified at a hearing that the Space Launch System will likely not be ready for a June 2020 launch of the Exploration Mission-1. The Orion capsule is ready and could be launched on commercial launchers. …