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The Carnival of Space 604 is up at Universe Today. Universe Today – Progress for the Skylon. Europe agrees to continue working on the air-breathing SABRE engine ESA, together with the UK Space Agency (UKSA) has given a positive evalution …

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Spadre.com is reporting that SpaceX is performing the first new raptor engine firing on the Spacehopper. The Spacehopper is being held down with tethers. Every Day Astronaut is also reporting live on the test firing. Sheriff just advised road closure …

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SpaceX also has the second mission for the Falcon Heavy scheduled for April, 2019. There should be a third Falcon Heavy mission a few months later. If NASA is serious about completing the Exploration Mission-1 in June 2020, then SpaceX …

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Boeing has delayed by at least three months its first uncrewed flight to the International Space Station under NASA’s human spaceflight program and pushed its crewed flight until November. SpaceX has just successfully completed its first uncrewed test flight. If …

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Space Padre Isle is tweeting that the first SpaceX test firing could be happening today. There is still no confirmation from Elon Musk or SpaceX. The road was closed. Ars Technica reports that SpaceX will be conducting propellant-loading tests and …

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Exoplanets are planets in other solar systems. They are very faint but they are even harder to see because of the much brighter star they are orbiting. If we send a telescope to the solar gravitational lens (SGL) point on …

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Israel’s unmanned lunar mission is on course to land on the moon’s Sea of Serenity on April 11. It will be between the Apollo 12 and 15 landing sites. The lower power of the booster rocket required an additional rocket …

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Space Padre reports that today’s SpaceX Starhopper test was canceled due to bad weather. The new scheduled first hop test is now scheduled for tomorrow. Just spoke with sheriff….today’s test hop at SpaceX Boca Chica has been scrubbed due to …

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If Elon Musk and SpaceX hit the targets for the Starhopper and the SpaceX Starship then SpaceX will have accelerated rocket development by about four times. This would be accelerating the rate of technological progress to ten to twenty times …

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There was a video where Elon Musk chat about the history of Elon Musk and SpaceX that has led to the SpaceX Crew Dragon. They also talk to the astronaut crews who will fly on the SpaceX Crew Dragon. This …