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Elon Musk eyes internet satellites

2014-11-11 08:46

High-tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has reportedly added global internet access from satellites to his vision of a future.

SA-born Elon Musk gets fresh challenge

2014-09-18 05:00

With a $2.6bn contract for his firm SpaceX to build a spacecraft for carrying astronauts to the International Space Station, South African-born Elon Musk's star is on the rise again.

Comm satellite blasted into space

2014-09-07 18:24

A communications satellite has been blasted into orbit by a A Space Exploration Technologies Falcon 9 rocket.

Captains of industry in race to space

2014-08-04 09:37

Captains of industry are a new breed of space pioneers using private money to push the final frontier as government space programmes fall away.

Russia may stop US rides to ISS

2014-05-14 19:48

Moscow may reject Washington's request to extend the station's lifespan by four years until 2024 as the latest crew from the ISS lands safely.

SpaceX reschedules ISS resupply launch

2014-04-05 12:50

A delayed supply run by private company SpaceX to the International Space Station is now set to launch on 14 April.

Nasa confirms next SpaceX mission date

2014-02-06 13:01

Nasa has announced the next mission for a cargo supply mission to the International Space Station by SpaceX.

SpaceX launches satellite - after delays

2013-12-04 07:26

After two delays, private US company SpaceX has successfully launched its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket.

SpaceX postpones first satellite launch

2013-11-29 08:32

SpaceX has postponed the launch of a rocket carrying its first telecommunications satellite after two unsuccessful attempts at take-off.

SpaceX signs lease at US spaceport

2013-05-08 07:28

Elon Musks' SpaceX has signed a three-year lease for rocket testing at Spaceport America.

Zuckerberg launches political group

2013-04-12 09:00

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other Silicon Valley leaders have launched a political group aimed at changing immigration policy, boosting education and promoting science.

SpaceX capsule reaches ISS

2013-03-03 15:46

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have used a robotic arm to pluck a SpaceX cargo capsule from orbit.

SpaceX capsule encounters problems

2013-03-01 20:35

The unmanned Dragon capsule launched by US private firm SpaceX has encountered problems en route to the International Space Station.

SpaceX on way up again

2013-02-28 20:50

Private company SpaceX is on verge of 3rd supply run to the space station.

Dragon leaves ISS

2012-10-28 17:43

The private US spacecraft Dragon has left the International Space Station, after delivering 400kg of supplies and science experiments to the orbiting laboratory.

SpaceX capsule links up with ISS: Nasa

2012-10-10 17:56

A capsule on the first privately-run resupply mission has successfully linked up with the International Space Station, the US space agency Nasa says.

SpaceX rocket blasts off for ISS

2012-10-08 07:50

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon cargo capsule have blasted off from Cape Canaveral on a mission to restore a US supply line to the International Space Station.

SpaceX returns to ISS

2012-10-04 20:52

The private company SpaceX is set to launch the 2nd Dragon capsule to the space station with supplies.

Nasa gives firms $1.1bn for space taxis

2012-08-03 20:32

Nasa will pay more than $1bn over the next 21 months to 3 companies to develop commercial spaceships capable of flying astronauts to the ISS, the agency says.

Nasa chief to visit SpaceX capsule

2012-06-13 16:13

The head of Nasa will be visiting the history-making SpaceX Dragon capsule after its historic trip to the International Space Station.

SpaceX Dragon blazes a new path

2012-05-31 19:50

US company SpaceX's cargo vessel, Dragon, has splash landed in the Pacific Ocean, capping a successful mission to the ISS and blazing a new path for private spaceflight.

SpaceX Dragon on its way home

2012-05-31 13:08

SpaceX's Dragon cargo capsule was successfully detached from the ISS at the start of its return to Earth after a landmark mission.

Dragon big enough for 6 astronauts

2012-05-29 18:53

The privately funded Dragon spacecraft built by the South African born CEO and Chief Designer of SpaceX, Elon Musk, is a big hit with US astronauts at the ISS.

Dragon makes history with ISS docking

2012-05-26 17:25

The private company SpaceX has made history with the docking of its Dragon capsule to the International Space Station.

Space station arm grabs Dragon capsule

2012-05-25 16:36

The International Space Station on Friday successfully used its robotic arm to grab the approaching Dragon capsule, making SpaceX the first private company to rendezvous with the orbiting lab.

 

SpaceX ship leaves ISS for Earth

2014-10-25 22:33

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon spacecraft left the International Space Station to return to Earth.

SpaceX, Boeing to send astronauts to ISS

2014-09-16 23:43

Boeing and SpaceX will build the next generation of spacecraft that will carry US astronauts to the International Space Station.

SpaceX launches rocket with commercial satellite

2014-08-05 14:21

SpaceX officials in Florida say a space exploration technologies falcon rocket has been launched off its launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force station in the US.

SpaceX unveils game-changing spacecraft

2014-05-30 10:29

SpaceX founder Elon Musk says he will revolutionise access to space after unveiling a spacecraft designed to ferry up to seven astronauts to low-Earth orbit.

Rocket leak delays ISS delivery launch

2014-04-15 08:15

Space X has called off a planned launch because of a rocket leak, meaning that a cargo run destined for the ISS will wait a bit longer.

SpaceX delays ISS supply run

2014-03-14 08:29

The next supply run to the International Space Station has been delayed.

SpaceX launches 2nd commercial satellite

2014-01-07 13:46

SpaceX has deployed a commercial Thai satellite, in its second successful launch in weeks.

SpaceX to launch its first satellite

2013-12-03 21:43

Private US company SpaceX is poised for a third attempt to launch its first commercial satellite, after repairs were made to the Falcon 9 rocket.

Cygnus cargo craft leaves ISS

2013-10-22 16:43

A privately-operated unmanned cargo ship built by Orbital Sciences Corporation has left the International Space Station after its first successful demonstration mission, Nasa said.

Zuma makes global power list

2013-05-02 20:08

Nine South Africans, including President Jacob Zuma, Helen Zille and bosses of top firms have made the list of 500 most powerful people by a global magazine.

SpaceX Dragon capsule heads home

2013-03-26 16:56

A Space Exploration Technologies' Dragon cargo capsule has flown away from the International Space Station, loaded with experiment samples and gear for return to Earth.

SpaceX fixes Dragon capsule problem

2013-03-02 08:03

Flight controllers have managed to gain control of a commercial craft carrying a ton of supplies for the International Space Station after it ran into thruster trouble shortly after lift-off.

US SpaceX rocket Falcon-9 launched

2013-03-01 18:50

Private space firm SpaceX has launched its Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida carrying a resupply capsule to the International Space Station.

SpaceX ship back on Earth after ISS trip

2012-10-29 10:01

An unmanned Dragon freighter carrying a stash of medical samples from the ISS has parachuted into the Pacific Ocean.

US astronaut says ISS results will follow

2012-10-23 11:04

The US astronaut preparing for a mission on the ISS says the science breakthroughs will come in the decade ahead.

SpaceX Dragon capsule arrives at ISS

2012-10-10 14:48

The SpaceX Dragon capsule has arrived at the ISS with supplies, 453kg of groceries, clothes, science experiments and other gear, including ice cream for the three station residents.

SpaceX set for first Nasa supply mission

2012-10-06 18:20

US firm SpaceX is gearing up for its next big launch into orbit - the first of 12 flights in its $1.6bn contract with Nasa to bring supplies to and from the international space station.

SpaceX hired for 3 satellite launches

2012-09-12 21:01

Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES said on Wednesday it had signed up to launch three more satellites with the privately-owned SpaceX company.

Nasa hires SpaceX for satellite launch

2012-07-20 12:42

Nasa has hired Space Exploration Technologies to launch an ocean monitoring satellite, a key win for the start-up rocket company.

SpaceX flight opens door to military

2012-06-05 22:20

Space Exploration Technologies' unmanned Dragon capsule arrived in Los Angeles following a test flight for Nasa that could open the door to a long-desired and more elusive customer - the US military.

SpaceX Dragon prepares to land

2012-05-31 17:50

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have released Space Exploration Technologies' unmanned Dragon cargo ship, one of the final milestones in a pioneering mission for commercial spaceflight.

Dragon prepares to leave ISS

2012-05-30 21:47

US company SpaceX's Dragon cargo ship is preparing to make its return journey to Earth after a landmark mission to the International Space Station.

Astronauts enter Dragon

2012-05-26 19:00

Space station astronauts have floated into the Dragon, a day after its heralded arrival as the world's first commercial supply ship.

Capsule docks at ISS in historic first

2012-05-25 18:55

The SpaceX Dragon capsule has officially been docked and is preparing to unload its half-ton of supplies

SpaceX makes final approach to space station

2012-05-25 16:20

SpaceX's Dragon capsule has made its final approach toward the International Space Station, edging closer to the climax of its landmark mission to latch on to the orbiting research lab.

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