NASA awards $1.4billion contract to SpaceX for five more astronaut missions

SpaceX will launch five more astronaut missions to the International Space Station for NASA at the end of the decade under a $1.4 billion contract order, the U.S. space agency said Wednesday, taking the company’s total contracted missions for its Crew Dragon astronaut capsule to 14. The latest boost to SpaceX’s NASA contract is part… Read More NASA awards $1.4billion contract to SpaceX for five more astronaut missions

NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket to moon following engine malfunction

NASA postponed the planned Monday debut launch of its next-generation rocketship on an uncrewed, six-week test flight around the moon and back, hoping to kick off the space agency’s multibillion-dollar Artemis program, successor to Apollo. The announcement was made on its Twitter account. The launch of #Artemis I is no longer happening today as teams… Read More NASA postpones debut launch of megarocket to moon following engine malfunction

SpaceX, T-Mobile unveil plans to connect mobile phones to satellites for cell coverage boost

U.S wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc will use Elon Musk-owned SpaceX’s Starlink satellites to provide mobile users with network access in parts of the United States, the companies announced on Thursday, outlining plans to connect users’ mobile phones directly to satellites in orbit. The new plans, which would exist alongside T-mobile’s existing cellular services, would… Read More SpaceX, T-Mobile unveil plans to connect mobile phones to satellites for cell coverage boost

Man files $258billion lawsuit against Elon Musk over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

Elon Musk was sued for $258 billion on Thursday by a Dogecoin investor who accused him of running a pyramid scheme to support the cryptocurrency. In a complaint filed in federal court in Manhattan, plaintiff Keith Johnson accused Musk, electric car company Tesla Inc and space tourism company SpaceX of racketeering for touting Dogecoin and… Read More Man files $258billion lawsuit against Elon Musk over alleged Dogecoin pyramid scheme

SpaceX awarded $178million launch contract for NASA mission to Jupiter moon

Elon Musk’s private rocket company SpaceX was awarded a $178 million launch services contract for NASA’s first mission focusing on Jupiter’s icy moon Europa and whether it may host conditions suitable for life, the space agency said on Friday. The Europa Clipper mission is due for blastoff in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket… Read More SpaceX awarded $178million launch contract for NASA mission to Jupiter moon

British billionaire Richard Branson flies to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

British billionaire Richard Branson on Sunday soared more than 50 miles above the New Mexico desert aboard his Virgin Galactic rocket plane and safely returned in the vehicle’s first fully crewed test flight to space, a symbolic milestone for a venture he started 17 years ago. Branson, one of six Virgin Galactic Holding Inc employees… Read More British billionaire Richard Branson flies to space aboard Virgin Galactic flight

SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment for lunar mission next year

SpaceX will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the meme-inspired cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment. Geometric Energy Corporation announced the dogecoin-funded mission on Sunday, with the statement not disclosing the mission’s financial value. “We’re excited to launch DOGE-1 to the Moon!”,… Read More SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment for lunar mission next year