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SpaceX successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center

SpaceX successfully lands Falcon 9 rocket at Kennedy Space Center Elon Musk’s SpaceX project scored a victory over the weekend when it performed the successful landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, after launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).The location of the takeoff and landing was the NASA Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, site of the Apollo lunar missions, with the exception of Apollo 10.

The inventor of Maglev train tech wants to build a magnet-powered rocket launcher

The inventor of Maglev train tech wants to build a magnet-powered rocket launcher Well, Powell last year filed a patent application for a related concept: a “SpaceTram” maglev rocket launcher that would eschew chemical propellants in favor of magnets for launching a rocket into space.If made a reality, this would be a new way to achieve magnetic levitation, stabilization, and propulsion for a space launch.

Jeff Bezos offers a sneak peek at Blue Origin’s newest rocket engine

Jeff Bezos offers a sneak peek at Blue Origin’s newest rocket engine Jeff Bezos doesn’t want SpaceX grabbing the headlines the whole time, especially considering all the dollars going into his Blue Origin space company.The images show Blue Origin’s very first BE-4 booster, the rocket engine that it claims will end American dependence on Russian engines by 2019.

SpaceX enters history books with successful launch and landing of a used rocket

SpaceX enters history books with successful launch and landing of a used rocket It was one giant leap for SpaceX on Thursday evening when it successfully completed the first reflight — and landing — of an orbital class rocket.Following the historic landing, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk tweeted that he was “incredibly proud of the SpaceX team for achieving this milestone in space,” adding, “Next goal is reflight within 24 hours.

Musk wants to reuse more of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights, and announces next test flight

Musk wants to reuse more of the Falcon 9 rocket for future flights, and announces next test flight Despite the odds of successful integration, SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is considering plans to upcycle parts of the Falcon Heavy rocket for future flights to test before it debuts this summer.“Our aspiration will be zero hardware changes, reflight in 24 hours,” Musk said at the press conference.

Is there a rocket ship in your News Feed? It’s another Facebook experiment

Is there a rocket ship in your News Feed? It’s another Facebook experiment Seeing a rocket ship pop up on your Facebook newsfeed?As TechCrunch reports, it appears that the rocket icon is part of Facebook’s attempt at offering a News Feed that is comprised of posts, articles, and other content from sources you aren’t currently following, but would likely like.

SpaceX Successfully Launches Top-Secret Spy Satellite

SpaceX Successfully Launches Top-Secret Spy Satellite But don’t expect any details about the national security payload—a contract with the Department of Defense’s National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).“Thanks to the SpaceX team for the great ride, and for the terrific teamwork and commitment they demonstrated throughout,” Betty Sapp, director of the National Reconnaissance Office, said in a statement.