FILE PHOTO: The SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule approaches the International Space Station March 3, 2019. NASA/Handout via REUTERS CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla (Reuters) - An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, capping the first orbital test mission in NASA’s long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil later this year. After a five-day mission on the orbital outpost, Crew Dragon autonomously detached about 2:30 a.m EST (0730 GMT) on Friday and sped back to earth reaching hypersonic speeds before an 8:45 a.m. EST (1345 GMT) splash-down in the Atlantic, about 200 miles off the Florida coast. A SpaceX rocket launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida last Saturday. The first-of-its-kind mission, ahead of SpaceX’s crewed test flight slated for June, brought 400 pounds of test equipment to the space station, … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX capsule splashes down off Florida coast
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Todd Shields Published 12:29 PM EST Nov 15, 2018 Elon Musk’s SpaceX won permission to deploy more than 7,000 satellites, far more than all operating spacecraft currently aloft, from U.S. regulators who also moved to reduce a growing risk from space debris as skies grow more crowded. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has two test satellites aloft, and it earlier won permission for a separate set of 4,425 satellites – which like the 7,518 satellites authorized Thursday are designed to provide broadband communications. It has said it plans to begin launches next year. Space companies riding innovations that include smaller and cheaper satellites – with some just 4 inches long and weighing only 3 pounds – are planning fleets that will fly fast and low, offering communications now commonly handled by larger, more expensive satellites. Right now there are fewer than 2,000 operating satellites, and the planned additional space traffic demands vigilance, Federal … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX wins FCC approval to deploy 7,518 satellites
Another milestone for Elon Musk, as the SpaceX CEO launched a satellite into space and successfully landed the rocket booster on solid ground at its California launch site in a visually stunning mission carried out over Los Angeles. The amazing video delighted onlookers, and surprised those who were unaware of the launch ... nope, not a UFO. Sorry! You see the Falcon 9 rocket soaring through the sky, leaving behind a beautiful trail of light ... that's when the first-stage booster (on the right) separates and heads back towards Earth as another rocket continues boosting the satellite into space. It's the first time SpaceX has landed a first-stage booster on the West Coast ... they've previously flown rockets back to land in Florida, and on barges in the Pacific Ocean. The rocket will be reused, saving SpaceX tons of money. No word on if Elon celebrated with a joint. … [Read more...] about Elon Musk’s SpaceX Launches Rocket And Sticks The Landing in Major Milestone
Tweet TweetBreaking news: Elon Musk wants to build a plane. An electric one! Are you surprised? Me either…after all, if he builds the fastest electric cars on earth, what’s the next logical step? I don’t want to be negativist, but what about the range? How large should be the batteries to provide a decent range without adding too much weight to the plane? Well, he says that, in the future, it will be possible that lithium-ion batteries to provide enough capacity to power a plane. Elon Musk is not only implicated in Tesla project, but he also founded back in 2002 Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX), with the purpose of enabling Mars’ colonization. The company had developed and built two launch reusable vehicles and a spacecraft, called Dragon, which attached to the International Space Station, supplying it with cargo. He is also the chairman and co-founder of SolarCity, a company that designs, finances and installs solar power systems. In the … [Read more...] about Is Elon Musk Thinking About Building An Electric Airplane?
Elon Musk s'est bien amusé ce 1er avril ! Entre l'annonce de la validation d'un salaire de plusieurs milliards de dollars il y a quelques jours, et cette photo sur laquelle on le voit fauché, la vie d'Elon Musk ressemble à des montagnes russes. Si vous suivez le charismatique et fantasque patron de Tesla sur Twitter, peut-être avez vous vu en direct ces dernières heures ses annonces successives sur son media favori. D'abord un "Annonce très importante dans quelques heures", puis l'annonce en elle-même : "Malgré d'intenses efforts pour lever des fonds, y compris une tentative désespérée de vente massive d'œufs de Pâques, nous sommes au regret de vous dire que Tesla a fait totalement faillite. Tellement faillite que vous ne le croiriez pas." Lire aussi: Le showroom Tesla a ouvert ses portes en plein Paris ! Elon Musk a supprimé les pages Facebook de Tesla et de SpaceX … [Read more...] about Elon Musk annonce la banqueroute de Tesla