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Watch: SpaceX is back in business

Elon Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, returned to the skies on Saturday with a flawless delivery of communications satellites into orbit, its first flight since a 1 September fireball destroyed a rocket

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Boeing vows to beat Musk to Mars

Boeing once helped the US beat the Soviet Union in the race to the moon. Now the company intends to go toe-to-toe with newcomers such as billionaire Elon Musk in the next era of space exploration and

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Musk lays out his plan to get to Mars

Entrepreneur Elon Musk laid out a vision of travel to Mars that was heavy on both technology – the how of getting there – and on the dangers that await those first explorers just a decade from now. “The first journey will be very

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Elon Musk turns his gaze to Mars

When Elon Musk takes the stage of the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on 27 September, it won’t be to rehash terrestrial concerns like a fatal Tesla autopilot crash or a poorly received merger proposal. Instead

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Mystery deepens around SpaceX explosion

SpaceX’s billionaire founder Elon Musk called the Falcon 9 explosion its most perplexing failure in 14 years, deepening the mystery surrounding the loss of the satellite-bearing rocket on its launchpad last week. US investigators are looking into

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Watch: Facebook’s Africa satellite destroyed

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded in Florida, marking the second loss of a spacecraft by Elon Musk’s venture in a little more than a year and hobbling an effort by Facebook to spread Internet access in Africa

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Elon Musk, rocket man

The South African born, billionaire mega-techpreneur Elon Musk is actually human — but you might not think so after reading Ashlee Vance’s superb biography. We often think we know someone better after we read a book

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Watch: Blue Origin lands unmanned rocket

Billionaire Jeff Bezos’s space-exploration company launched and landed an unmanned rocket on Sunday while testing a parachute failure, a key step in checking the safety of its New Shepard vehicle before sending it to space

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The amazing science behind SpaceX’s Falcon 9

On Friday, 8 April 2016, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched a mission to deliver a spacecraft called Dragon with its payload of supplies and experiments into a trajectory towards the International Space Station (ISS). Most remarkably, the first-stage booster then landed

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