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SpaceX may attempt Starship launch in March, says Elon Musk
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SpaceX may attempt Starship launch in March, says Elon Musk

Since last year, SpaceX has been looking to launch the pivotal demonstration flight of its next-generation deep-space transportation system as it aims to fly NASA astronauts to the moon

Sexing Tesla: Elon Musk’s naming strategy for EVs is just one example of his skill as a storyteller
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Sexing Tesla: Elon Musk’s naming strategy for EVs is just one example of his skill as a storyteller

Elon Musk planned to have Tesla’s model portfolio spell ‘SEXY CARS’ in an epic marketing and storytelling stunt. Then, he took over Twitter, a move that garnered all the wrong sort of press, and seriously dinged up his once stellar reputation.

SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy rocket with a classified military payload for US Space Force
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SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy rocket with a classified military payload for US Space Force

SpaceX launched two satellites for the US Space Force on their Falcon Heavy rocket. Later this week, they will also launch a Falcon 9 rocket, to launch 51 Starlink broadband satellites into low-Earth orbit.

Elon Musk is now the record holder for largest loss of personal fortune: Where did it go?
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Elon Musk is now the record holder for largest loss of personal fortune: Where did it go?

Elon Musk has gone from having worth $320 billion to $138 billion, earning him the Guinness World Record for largest loss of personal fortune. The drop in his wealth can be attributed to the poor performance of Tesla’s stock and his acquisition of Twitter

New Horizon, New Frontiers: 2022 was a massive year for the space industry. 2023 will be even bigger
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New Horizon, New Frontiers: 2022 was a massive year for the space industry. 2023 will be even bigger

Starting from established players like NASA, SpaceX and ISRO to fledgling startups like Skyroot Aerospace, iSpace and many more, 2022 saw a lot of great developments in the global aerospace industry. 2023 is set to be more interesting thanks to the upcoming announcements and space missions.

NASA launches international mission to survey Earth's water
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NASA launches international mission to survey Earth's water

The Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) spacecraft was launched atop a SpaceX rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Base in California with a prime mission of three years

'Went to space in reel life, will now do so in real life,' says actor Dev Joshi who is part of SpaceX dearMoon crew
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'Went to space in reel life, will now do so in real life,' says actor Dev Joshi who is part of SpaceX dearMoon crew

Elon Musk's SpaceX announced the lunar tourism project in 2018. The same year Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa bought all the tickets for the mission and in 2021 he launched an online contest to select eight members to join him in 'world's first civilian moon mission'

Elon Musk relaunches Twitter Blue following fake account controversy
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Elon Musk relaunches Twitter Blue following fake account controversy

The relaunch of Twitter Blue comes as the Tesla and SpaceX owner has stepped up his tweets endorsing right-wing causes, including opposition to the use of gender neutral pronouns and the US government's response to Covid-19

WATCH: How big is SpaceX Starship 'the most powerful launch vehicle ever-built' when compared to other rockets?
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WATCH: How big is SpaceX Starship 'the most powerful launch vehicle ever-built' when compared to other rockets?

The Starship launch vehicle comprises the Super Heavy first-stage booster and the Starship second stage. When it enters the orbit, the second stage becomes a self-contained spacecraft for crew or cargo. Both stages are powered by Raptor engines

Elon Musk claims assassination risk, defends right to free speech
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Elon Musk claims assassination risk, defends right to free speech

Elon Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, took to Twitter to talk about his future plans and the need for free speech

SpaceX inches closer to an orbital launch attempt,  test-fires its Super Heavy rocket for its longest duration
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SpaceX inches closer to an orbital launch attempt,  test-fires its Super Heavy rocket for its longest duration

The Elon-Musk-owned space organisation test-fired its Super Heavy rockets for about 12 seconds, making it the longest duration for which the massive booster has been fired. SpaceX hopes to make its orbital launch attempt in December, or early 2023.

How Elon Musk's management of Twitter is right out of his Tesla and SpaceX playbook
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How Elon Musk's management of Twitter is right out of his Tesla and SpaceX playbook

Over the years, Elon Musk has developed a style for managing his companies through periods of pain. He employs shock treatment and alarmism to push his workers to spend all their energy on his mission

‘SpaceX is Elon, Elon is SpaceX’: What employees fired from company reveal
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‘SpaceX is Elon, Elon is SpaceX’: What employees fired from company reveal

The rocket manufacturer had fired five employees who had written a letter condemning Elon Musk’s ‘harmful Twitter behaviour’. The billionaire had reportedly used Twitter to shed light on a report about SpaceX having settled a sexual harassment case against him

With Vikram-S, India joins the ‘private rocket’ club: Which other countries have achieved this feat?
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With Vikram-S, India joins the ‘private rocket’ club: Which other countries have achieved this feat?

With the successful launch of Vikram-S, India has joined a list of nations whose private companies are capable of rocket launches. From US’ SpaceX to China’s Galactic Energy, a look at some of these space agencies and what they have achieved so far

WATCH: SpaceX launches mega Falcon Heavy rocket, nails side-by-side booster landings
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WATCH: SpaceX launches mega Falcon Heavy rocket, nails side-by-side booster landings

This was SpaceX’s fourth flight of a Falcon Heavy, currently the most powerful rocket in use. The first, in 2018, launched SpaceX chief Elon Musk’s red Tesla convertible. The next two Heavy launches followed in 2019, lifting satellites

From flamethrowers to challenging Putin to combat, why Elon Musk is the king of publicity stunts
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From flamethrowers to challenging Putin to combat, why Elon Musk is the king of publicity stunts

Elon Musk has finally taken control of Twitter. Whether this move is yet another publicity stunt or not, only time will tell. In the meantime, here are some of the billionaire’s most audacious and wildest news-grabbing exploits

SpaceX will continue to pay for Starlink in Ukraine, says Elon Musk
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SpaceX will continue to pay for Starlink in Ukraine, says Elon Musk

Starlink, a constellation of more than 3,000 small satellites in low Earth orbit, has been vital to Ukraine's communications as it battles Russia

'Just following Ukraine diplomat Melynk's recommendation to f**k off': Musk can't provide free Starlink any longer
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'Just following Ukraine diplomat Melynk's recommendation to f**k off': Musk can't provide free Starlink any longer

Musk stated that Starlink was spending nearly $20 million per month to maintain satellite services. He recently stated that SpaceX had invested approximately $80 million in enabling and supporting Starlink in Ukraine

India may soon get Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Services as SpaceX aims to seek permits from the govt.
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India may soon get Elon Musk’s Starlink Satellite Services as SpaceX aims to seek permits from the govt.

Elon Musk’s SpaceX team will start seeking permits to setup Starlink’s Satellite Services in India. Airtel & Jio have also sought permissions to start providing satellite internet services.

NASA is planning to partner with SpaceX to reboost the Hubble Telescope and extend its life
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NASA is planning to partner with SpaceX to reboost the Hubble Telescope and extend its life

NASA is planning to team up with Elon Musk's SpaceX and use their Dragon spacecraft in order to boost the Hubble Space Telescope. The Hubble Telescope has been in service for over 30 years, but has dropped about 30 kilometres since 2009.