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Malfunction mars the landing for SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS – TechCrunch

Malfunction mars the landing for SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS – TechCrunch The latest Falcon 9 mission launched successfully, but its reusable booster just missed sticking the landing thanks to a stalled hydraulic pump on the grid fin, according to a tweet by Elon Musk. Grid …

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Spaceflight’s 64-satellite rideshare launch takes off tomorrow on a Falcon 9 – TechCrunch

Spaceflight’s 64-satellite rideshare launch takes off tomorrow on a Falcon 9 – TechCrunch Seattle-based launch coordinator Spaceflight is gearing up for its biggest operation yet: Smallsat Express, deploying a staggering 64 separate satellites from 34 different clients — all from a single Falcon 9 rocket. It’s quite an endeavor, but …

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NASA chooses the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission – TechCrunch

NASA chooses the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission – TechCrunch Five years and sixty potential locations later, NASA has chosen the Jezero Crater as the landing site for its Mars 2020 rover mission. Slated to launch in July the Mars 2020 rover mission will touch down at the Jezero …

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Virgin Orbit successfully takes its 747 flying launchpad out for a spin – TechCrunch

Virgin Orbit successfully takes its 747 flying launchpad out for a spin – TechCrunch In the next step on its path to getting its low earth orbit payload launch system up and running, Virgin Orbit successfully took its LauncherOne system out for a spin with an actual rocket attached under …

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With moon mining, space tourism and colonization on the horizon, Star Trek is only years away – TechCrunch

With moon mining, space tourism and colonization on the horizon, Star Trek is only years away – TechCrunch “Where we are at the beginning of this century is where Star Trek begins,” says Alan Stern, the NASA researcher who was one of the architects of the New Horizons mission to …

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Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ rocket take its first re-flight – TechCrunch

Watch SpaceX’s Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ rocket take its first re-flight – TechCrunch SpaceX is sending of one of newest Falcon 9 rockets back into space for the second time this early morning U.S. time. The Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ rocket is designed to be able to go into space and …

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SpaceX lands Falcon 9 booster on Just Read The Instructions drone ship – TechCrunch

SpaceX lands Falcon 9 booster on Just Read The Instructions drone ship – TechCrunch SpaceX confirmed on Twitter this morning that it recovered the booster from the latest Falcon 9 launch. Shortly after launching from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 7:39AM ET this morning, the booster stage landed …

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Space is open for business – TechCrunch

Space is open for business – TechCrunch David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber security, cloud infrastructure and consumer tech. More posts by this contributor SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier Security For Startups Tess …

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Watch Blue Origin’s most critical rocket launch right here – TechCrunch

Watch Blue Origin’s most critical rocket launch right here – TechCrunch The launch is scheduled for 11:00 am EDT on July 18, 2018. Blue Origin is about to preform a critical rocket test. For the first time Jeff Bezos’ rocket company will send send its New Shepard rocket to its …

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