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darpaSpaceX would support space weapons race

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SpaceX and other commercial companies have talked about launching thousands of satellites for massive global internet networks. The US military will not be left behind in the shift from a few big satellites to thousands of more effective smaller satellites. …

futureElon’s vision is regular flights to the moon that regular people could afford

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SpaceX is currently spending 5% of its resources on the BFR development. This will change and increase over time. Dragon 2 is scheduled for an uncrewed launch in December. The crewed flight is targeted for the second quarter of 2019. …

spaceThe First SpaceX BFS to Mars will be named the Heart of Gold

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Elon has favored the design of the BFR to be like the spaceship from TinTin. The first SpaceX BFR to go to Mars will be named the Heart of Gold. This is named after the ship from Hitchhikers Guide to …

propulsionSpaceX BFS now has three wings-legs with landing pads

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The top of the SpaceX BFR is the BFS (Big Falcon Spaceship) has three mini-wings with landing pads. It also has 7 Raptor engines. Two of wing-legs actuate. The major design decisions should now be complete. Elon Musk says hopper …

japanYusaku Maezawa is the Billionaire who will flyaround the moon- Nextbigfuture had him favored

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Nextbigfuture wrote two days ago that its favorite pick of Japanese Billionaries was Yusaku Maezawa. SpaceX just announced he was the one who would be the SpaceX BFR tourist who will fly around the moon. Lasting about a week, the …

spaceNew SpaceX BFR pictures shows updated design

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Elon Musk tweeted out new SpaceX BFR pictures with an updated design. There are three fins now on the upper half spaceship. Someone noted that the grid fins were missing. Elon Musk call that a good catch. SpaceX made a …

colonizationDrilling and mining on the moon

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Honeybee Robotics has two projects for near-term lunar ISRU-focused missions. Project one is developing a sampling drill for volatile-rich lunar regolith as part of NASA’s Lunar Resource Prospector. There is technology development required to reach TRL 6, as well as …

colonizationExisting technology to mine water and ice on Mars

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Kris Zacny, Mining Water on Mars. From the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Southern California from Aug 23-26, 2018. You have to launch 226 kilograms from Earth for every 1 kilogram of …

japanSpaceX Moon Orbit Tourist might be one of these Japanese Billionaires

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On Monday, there will be an announcement from SpaceX of moon orbiting tourist. The word is that the tourist is from Japan. The cost of the flight will probably be over $150 million. UPDATE: The Japanese billionaire was announced as …

futureSpaceX Big Falcon SpaceShip has a new design with three larger fins

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SpaceX has shown a new rendering of the SpaceX BFR spaceship with three large mini-wings (fins). There is now a dark heat shield along the belly. SpaceX has signed the world’s first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard …