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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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Blue Origin could charge $200k-$300k for a trip to space – TechCrunch

Blue Origin could charge $200k-$300k for a trip to space – TechCrunch How much would you pay to leave our dumpster fire of a world for just a few minutes? Blue Origin is considering charging $200,000 to $300,000 according to a Reuters report. For that price, passengers would get a …

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Behind the scenes of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch day prep – TechCrunch

Behind the scenes of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch day prep – TechCrunch SpaceX is launching its Falcon Heavy rocket tomorrow, and if it’s successful, it’ll be twice as powerful in terms of cargo capacity as its next closest active rival. That will help give SpaceX an edge in the growing …

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Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite – TechCrunch

Watch SpaceX launch NASA’s latest exoplanet-hunting satellite – TechCrunch SpaceX is set to launch a Falcon 9 rocket today during a 30 second window at 6:32pm EDT. Onboard is NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) designed to find exoplanets. SpaceX said this morning there’s an 80 percent chance of launching …

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Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house – TechCrunch

Elon Musk’s latest SpaceX idea involves a party balloon and bounce house – TechCrunch Elon Musk took to Twitter Sunday night to announce a new recovery method for an upper stage SpaceX rocket. A balloon — a “giant party balloon” to quote him directly — will ferry part of a …

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