Mind-Blowing Size Comparison – Tesla Model 3 Next To SpaceX BFR

Space rockets are big. But even for us, knowing they are that big, this size comparison between a Tesla Model 3 and the main body of a SpaceX BFR (Big Falcon Rocket) was mind-blowing. Posted earlier this May (how did we miss it?!), it puts things into perspective and gives us a good idea about […]

SpaceX will use a parasail guidance system to land Falcon 9’s fairing into a huge net

SpaceX recovery vessel Mr Steven officially departed Port of Los Angeles on the evening of July 23 and is speeding towards its first Falcon 9 fairing recovery attempt since a major series of refits and upgrades. With massive new arms and usable net area increased fourfold, chances are better than they’ve ever been for the […]

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SpaceX’s Pacific rocket recovery fleet heads to sea for Western Block 5 debut

SpaceX drone ship Just Read The Instructions was spotted by Teslarati photographer Pauline Acalin departing Port of Los Angeles on the evening of July 22, while fairing catcher Mr Steven completed final checkouts and full installation of his massive new net, hopefully just days away from the first successful fairing catch. Their call to action, […]

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Elon Musk crowns WARR Hyperloop with 3rd consecutive win after record-breaking 290 mph run

WARR Hyperloop, a team of students from the Technical University of Munich, has been dubbed as the overall winner of the 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition. During its winning runs, Team WARR’s sleek, aerodynamic pod was able to propel itself to speeds of 290 mph, breaking the record set last December by Virgin Hyperloop One’s pod, […]

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SpaceX delivers largest commercial satellite in kick off of Falcon 9 marathon

SpaceX has successfully completed its 13th launch of 2018, kicking off a marathon of three new Falcon 9 Block 5 booster debuts with the launch of the Telstar 19V communications satellite, potentially breaking the record for the largest commercial satellite ever launched at 7000 kg (15,500 lb). Despite the heft of its payload and partially […]

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SpaceX readies Falcon 9 Block 5s for bi-coastal launches and landings

After several months of preparation behind the scenes, SpaceX’s second and third serial Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets are ready for the first launches of the upgraded vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (VAFB) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL (CCAFS). On the calendar for 1:50 am EDT/5:50 UTC July 22 and 4:39 […]

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SpaceX readies Falcon 9 Block 5s for bi-coastal launches and landings

After several months of preparation behind the scenes, SpaceX’s second and third serial Falcon 9 Block 5 rockets are ready for the first launches of the upgraded vehicle from Vandenberg Air Force Base, CA (VAFB) and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL (CCAFS). On the calendar for 1:50 am EDT/5:50 UTC July 22 and 4:39 […]

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SpaceX’s Hyperloop competitors are preparing to set top speed records

The 2018 Hyperloop Pod Competition is set to be held this Sunday, July 22, 2018, at SpaceX’s campus in Hawthorne, CA. Participants for this Sunday’s event, which are comprised of roughly 600 students from 40 countries, will be aiming for one target alone — setting top speed records in SpaceX’s 0.8-mile test track.   As […]

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 fleet preps for dual drone ship booster landings

SpaceX engineers and technicians have just completed the second on-pad static fire of a Falcon 9 Block 5 booster, and another test is scheduled on the opposite coast for a different upgraded booster in roughly two days. Penciled in on July 22 and July 25, these imminent back to back launches will mark the effective […]

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