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Robert Zubrin describes what sets Elon Musk apart from the other Space Entrepreneurs. Elon Musk applied his wealth but also his passion with savvy leadership to create the success of SpaceX. There is also an urgent and fanatical ambition. Elon …

The Carnival of Space 659 is up at Urban Astronomer. Universe Today Are the Gaps in These Disks Caused by Planets? Above – This is the sharpest image ever taken by ALMA — sharper than is routinely achieved in visible …

The SpaceX Starship SN3 prototype fails its cryogenic pressure test. Elon Musk speculates there could have been a test configuration mistake. This might mean different sections or tanks would need pressurization at different times. We will see what data review …

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NASA has selected SpaceX as the first U.S. commercial provider under the Gateway Logistics Services contract to deliver cargo, experiments and other supplies to the agency’s Gateway in lunar orbit. The NASA announcement also revealed a larger version of the …

The SpaceX SN3 Starship is stacked and will have a test hop for 150 meters next week. This is assuming that the pressure tests and other preparations have no issues. SN3’s been stacked: https://t.co/7wlGDbc0s5 — Chris B – NSF (@NASASpaceflight) …

Researchers used a highly sensitive technique to examine 16 samples from two different meteorites to find new superconducting alloys. One meteorite formed in the iron core of an asteroid and one flung off a planet’s surface by a collision. Above …

The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship (SHS) will switch from 301 steel alloy to 304L steel alloy for some parts and then a new custom steel alloy. The 304L steel is a lower carbon version and it will reduce welding issues. …

SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed another batch of 60 Starlink satellites. SpaceX is a couple of launches from a minimum operational constellation of Starlink satellites. There are 300 version 1.0 satellite and 420 would be minimum network. There are …

SpaceX is continuing testing and develop of Starship prototypes and Raptor engines. Elon Musk indicates that there will be short flights with the third prototype Starship and longer flights with the fourth prototype Starship. Elon Musk and SpaceX are focused …