US military eyes SpaceX Starship for ‘sensitive and potentially dangerous missions’: report

The Starship upper-stage prototype Ship 28 conducts a six-engine static fire test on Dec. 20, 2023. (Image credit: SpaceX) By Brett Tingley, Published by Space.com, 31 January 2024 In this proposed arrangement, the Pentagon would fly Starship as a government-controlled vehicle. The U.S. military is considering commandeering SpaceX's reusable Starship

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Two private companies will attempt the first moon landing in 50 years—and neither one is SpaceX

By Chris Morris, Published by Yahoo News, 5 January, 2024 Elon Musk might have his eyes on Mars, but as he focuses on the Red Planet, two private aerospace companies are planning to return the U.S. to the moon for the first time since 1972. Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic Technology will send

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Starship SN15 takes off on May 5, 2021. (Credit: SpaceX webcast)

Starship, Starlink and more: SpaceX poised for huge 2024

By Mike Wall, Published by Space.com, 3 January 2024 The company wants to launch nearly 150 missions this year. Surprise, surprise: SpaceX plans to set more spaceflight records this year. Elon Musk's company launched 96 orbital missions in 2023, a big jump from its previous high of 61, which was set

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‘Space Rescue Service’ needed for coming space tourism era, report argues

Illustration of an astronaut floating in space. (Image credit: Devrimb via iStock / Getty Images Plus) By Elizabeth Howell, Published by Space.com, 5 December 2023 'The more people who fly in space, the higher the likelihood of something going wrong.' Rescuers on Earth can reach a lot of rugged environments: stranded

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