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Elon Musk says Starship should reach orbit within six months – and could even fly with a crew next year

Elon Musk says Starship should reach orbit within six months – and could even...

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk delivered an update about Starship, the company’s nest generation spacecraft, which is being designed for full, “rapid reusability.” Musk discussed the technology behind the design of Starship, which has evolved somewhat through testing and development after its original introduction in 2017. Among the updates detailed, Musk articulated how Starship will be…
Virgin Orbit will launch small satellites for the UK military

Virgin Orbit will launch small satellites for the UK military

The unique feature of the Virgin Orbit program is how quickly a launch can be arranged. Typically, a launch takes years of planning and can only take place from certain sites which access particular orbits. This means that access to a given orbit can never be guaranteed on short notice. However, Virgin believes it can…
Virgin Orbit preps the LauncherOne rocket for its first drop test – Engadget

Virgin Orbit preps the LauncherOne rocket for its first drop test – Engadget

Ever wonder what #LauncherOne looks like from Cosmic Girl's perspective? Here's some more footage from our most recent captive carry flight test, featuring never-before-seen angles of our flying launchpad. pic.twitter.com/IqMNi5mK2x— Virgin Orbit (@Virgin_Orbit) June 7, 2019In fact, Virgin Orbit will release a fully built and fully loaded LauncherOne during that flight. The company says it…
Orbit Fab becomes first startup to supply water to ISS, paving the way for satellite refueling

Orbit Fab becomes first startup to supply water to ISS, paving the way for...

Not even two years into its existence, orbital fuel supply startup Orbit Fab has chalked up a big win – successfully supplying the International Space Station with water, a first for any private company. It’s a big deal because providing water to the ISS involved a multi-day refueling process, done in microgravity, using processes and…

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The Style Maven Astrophysicists of Silicon Valley

Chris Moody knows a thing or two about the universe. As an astrophysicist, he built galaxy simulations, using supercomputers to model the way the universe expands and how galaxies crash into one another. One night, not long after he’d finished his PhD at UC Santa Cruz, he met up with a few other astrophysicists for…

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