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SpaceX’s Elon Musk donates $50 million to Inspiration4 spaceflight fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Home News Spaceflight SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk will donate $50 million to benefit childhood cancer research by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, launching an ambitious fundraiser by the private Inspiration4 space mission beyond its $200 million goal. Musk made the pledge late Saturday (Sept. 18) after the four private astronauts of the Inspiration4…

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission just opened a new era of private spaceflight

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 may be over, but a number of other missions are poised to follow in its pioneering footsteps.Inspiration4 sent four private citizens on a three-day trip around Earth aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, in the first-ever crewed orbital mission that didn’t include any professional astronauts.The landmark flight wrapped up Saturday (Sept.…

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Watch SpaceX’s all-civilian spaceflight return to Earth starting at 6PM ET

SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 spaceflight is coming to an end, and the company wants to be sure you see those last moments. The firm is livestreaming its Crew Dragon capsule’s return to Earth starting at 6PM Eastern, with an expected splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida at 7:06PM. You can watch the stream below. The…

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Alert: SpaceX’s 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s 1st tourists splash down in the Atlantic off Florida after 3 days in orbit.

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Why SpaceX’s all-civilian Inspiration4 mission matters to everyone

Hayley Arceneaux, a physician’s assistant at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and medical specialist on the Inspiration4 mission, in the Crew Dragon cupola. Inspiration4x/Twitter Imagine getting a call saying that if you want, you can join the rare group of less than a thousand humans who’ve not only visited space, but orbited this planet. Oh,…

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SpaceX’s 1st tourists homeward bound after 3 days in orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX capsule carrying four space tourists aimed for a splashdown off the Florida coast Saturday evening. The first all-amateur flight to orbit Earth began three days ago with a launch from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. The billionaire who paid for the flight, Jared Isaacman, took two contest winners with…

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 Returns After 3 Days in Orbit

After spending three days about 360 miles above the ground, the all-civilian crew of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 have returned to Earth. Their Crew Dragon capsule slowed down to 15 miles per hour as it descended under four parachutes and splashed down at 7:07 pm Eastern off the Atlantic coast of Florida, not far from where they…

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SpaceX’s private Inspiration4 astronauts will return to Earth tonight and you can watch it live

Home News Spaceflight After three days in space, SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew will return to Earth tonight with a splashdown off the Florida coast to end a mission like no other in history. The SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience is scheduled to splash down in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida tonight (Sept. 18) to end the Inspiration4…

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SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew is having a blast and doing science in orbit (video)

Home News Spaceflight From ultrasounds to ukulele jam sessions and space art, it appears the Inspiration4 crew is staying busy in orbit. The four private astronauts, who are currently orbiting Earth in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, made a video call to Earth on Friday (Sept. 17) to give a live tour of their spacecraft, show…

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SpaceX’s Starlink will come out of beta next month, Elon Musk says

Starlink beta testing — With 600,000 orders, SpaceX boosting dish production to (hopefully) meet demand. Jon Brodkin – Sep 17, 2021 8:39 pm UTC Enlarge / Screenshot from the Starlink order page, with the street address blotted out.SpaceX’s Starlink satellite-broadband service will emerge from beta in October, CEO Elon Musk said last night. Musk provided…