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SpaceX: Starship rocket lands successfully for the first time
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SpaceX: Starship rocket lands successfully for the first time

A prototype of the giant Starship rocket developed by SpaceX, whose four previous test flights had resulted in impressive explosions, successfully landed on Wednesday, May 5, confirmed the boss of the company, Elon Musk."Nominal Starship Landing!" ", he tweeted, which means in spatial vocabulary that the maneuver actually went smoothly.→ ANALYSIS. The success of SpaceX, a model for the future of American astronauticsFlames erupted from the rocket base shortly after landing, according to the company's video broadcast, but appeared to have been extinguished by water cannons minutes later. Such a fire "Is not unusual" given the mass of fuel used by this huge 50-meter-high craft, SpaceX commentator John Insprucker said on the live video.Four explosionsThis prototype, named ...
SpaceX achieves a perfect landing of its prototype SN15 Starship
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SpaceX achieves a perfect landing of its prototype SN15 Starship

SpaceX's Starship spacecraft SN15 prototype has successfully performed its suborbital flight test going one step further than its predecessors.This has been the maiden flight of this new generation of prototype spaceship -SN15 stands for serial number 15 and incorporates many design and construction differences from previous prototypes.Today we could see the SN15 taking off, reaching the expected 10 kilometers and gliding over the sky of Boca Chica. The 50-meter stainless steel craft has been in the air for about six minutes after takeoff to finally land softly on the ground. We recall that the four previous tests, from SN8 to SN11, were also launched successfully and mostly mana...
NASA stalls its $ 2.9 billion deal with SpaceX for lunar lander
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NASA stalls its $ 2.9 billion deal with SpaceX for lunar lander

NASA has halted its $ 2.9 billion contract with SpaceX over the two protests received from other aerospace companies. This means that Elon Musk's company will not get the first part of the agreed money until the Federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) makes a decision. On April 16, NASA opted for SpaceX to build the lunar lander for its Artemis mission. However, Blue Origin and Dynetics were quick to file their complaints with GAO over the decision. Among the allegations, Jeff Bezos' company explained that SpaceX was a "high risk" selection and "eliminated opportunities from the competition."Monica Witt, a spokeswoman for NASA, reported in a statement that "progress on the...
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SpaceX's Reusable Starship to Take NASA Astronauts Back to The Moon

NASA has selected SpaceX to land the first astronauts on the surface of the Moon since 1972, the agency said Friday, in a huge victory for Elon Musk's company.The contract, worth $2.9 billion, involves the prototype Starship spacecraft that is being tested at SpaceX's south Texas facility.  "Today I'm very excited, and we are all very excited to announce that we have awarded SpaceX to continue the development of our integrated human landing system," said Lisa Watson-Morgan, NASA's Human Landing System program manager.SpaceX beats out Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin and defense contractor Dynetics to be the sole provider for the system, a surprising break from the past when NASA has chosen multiple companies in case one fails.Industry analysts said the decision underscores the company, founded by ...
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Guess What Just Happened to The Latest SpaceX Starship Prototype

SpaceX chief Elon Musk confirmed on Twitter Tuesday that the latest prototype of the company's Starship rocket series had crashed, after the video feed of its test flight cut out.  "At least the crater is in the right place!" he joked, in acknowledging the fourth failed test of the prototype."Something significant happened shortly after landing burn start. Should know what it was once we can examine the bits later today," he added.The rocket, SN11, launched from the company's south Texas facility around 1300 GMT and began its ascent to 10 kilometers (six miles), experiencing some video glitches.It was descending to the surface when the feed was lost once again. Live feed of Starship SN11 flight test → https://t.co/Hs5C53qBxb https://t.co/Dl0iss2aPZ — SpaceX (@SpaceX) March 30, 2021"We los...