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Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by Elon Musk, will try again on Thursday evening to launch dozens of satellites at once. Wednesday’s attempt to launch Starlink, the company’s bid to get into the space-based internet business, was postponed ...

Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket...

Posted Thursday, 16 May 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The goal of Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of SpaceX, is to send people to space. But how can he possibly pay for such an expensive venture? SpaceX, for all its successes, is still a fairly small company, and the profit margin on rocket...

Posted Wednesday, 10 April 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Fourteen months ago, SpaceX’s giant Falcon Heavy rocket roared majestically off the launchpad for the first time. It became the most powerful rocket in operation on Earth today. The launch was only a test flight, and the rocket was not carrying...

Posted Thursday, 28 February 2019 ‐ The New York Times

The space shuttle Atlantis rolled to a stop on a runway at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21, 2011, its last flight. That ended an era of American spacecraft carrying astronauts to space. “Mission complete, Houston,” said...

Posted Saturday, 12 January 2019 ‐ The New York Times

SpaceX, the private rocket company founded by the billionaire Elon Musk, is laying off about 10 percent of its work force in what it framed as a necessary cutback to position the company for an unchartered future. The company will have about 6,000...

Posted Tuesday, 01 January 2019 ‐ The New York Times

Just as we’ve caught our breaths from 2018’s exciting and very busy year in space and astronomy, 2019 is already off to a rapid start. Before we finish the first week of this year, we’ll see a Chinese probe landing on the moon, an eclipse and...

Posted Sunday, 23 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

It was a busy year for space, full of launches, goodbyes, astronomical events and surprising discoveries. With the timeline below, look back at this orbit around the sun from start to finish. Join us in 2019 when we’ll help you keep up with what is...

Posted Thursday, 13 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Four years ago, Elon Musk, the brash, outspoken Silicon Valley entrepreneur, strolled into South Texas for the groundbreaking of a site for SpaceX, his private rocket company. Joining Mr. Musk was Representative Filemon Vela, Democrat of...

Posted Tuesday, 11 December 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Recently, officials in California announced that the Camp Fire, the deadliest wildfire in the state’s history, had been fully contained. The achievement was made possible through the hard work of firefighters on the ground, with some help from above: a ...

Posted Wednesday, 10 October 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Just after sundown on Sunday, people around Los Angeles and other parts of Southern California looked up and spotted the red glare of a rocket. Mara Altman was at a fund-raiser dinner on a farm outside San Diego. A mariachi band had just started playing...

Posted Monday, 17 September 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Someone has booked a trip around the moon on a SpaceX rocket, and the details — including the identity of the passenger — are to be revealed Monday evening at an event at the company’s Los Angeles-area headquarters. SpaceX is scheduled to stream...

Posted Tuesday, 28 August 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Elon Musk was up early on Saturday. He departed Los Angeles, where he runs SpaceX, his private rocket venture, and flew north in his white Gulfstream jet. Stopping in Silicon Valley, he picked up two engineers from Tesla, his electric-car company. They...

Posted Saturday, 18 August 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Elon Musk is on the brink. In an emotional, hourlong interview with The New York Times, Mr. Musk, the chief executive of Tesla and SpaceX, described what he called the most difficult year of his career. Over the last 16 months, he has gone from seemingly ...

Posted Friday, 03 August 2018 ‐ The New York Times

NASA has named the astronauts chosen to fly on commercial spacecraft made by Boeing and SpaceX to and from the International Space Station, the research laboratory that orbits around Earth. Their voyages are scheduled to begin next year, and they would...

Posted Thursday, 12 July 2018 ‐ The New York Times

MAE SAI, Thailand — Thailand may have use for Elon Musk’s “kid-sized” submarine after all. The tech billionaire had designed the miniature submarine, built with rocket parts, to help save the 12 boys and their 25-year-old soccer coach trapped in...

Posted Tuesday, 10 July 2018 ‐ The New York Times

MAE SAI, Thailand — As the world watched rescuers struggle to save 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand, the tech billionaire Elon Musk dreamed up a “kid-size” submarine to help. It turns out they didn’t need...

Posted Saturday, 07 July 2018 ‐ The New York Times

Engineers from companies led by Elon Musk, the billionaire known for outside-the-box ideas like his aspiration to colonize Mars, were en route to Thailand on Saturday to offer their expertise to help rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from the Tham...