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SpaceX’s Dragon Capsule May Be Contaminating the ISS

In February 2017, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted through low clouds, pushing a Dragon capsule toward orbit. Among the spare parts and food, an important piece of scientific cargo, called SAGE III, rumbled upward. Once installed on the International Space Station, SAGE would peer back and measure ozone molecules ...

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Is SpaceX’s Covert Zuma Payload Missing in Action?

After months of launch delays, the clandestine spacecraft built by Northrop Grumman finally launched on Sunday evening on board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The mission, code-named Zuma, lifted off from Cape Canaveral at 8:00 PM Eastern, headed toward an unknown destination in low Earth orbit. But it may not ...

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SpaceX’s Mars Plans Hit a Pothole. Up Next: the Moon?

It’s been less than a year since Elon Musk announced his plans to settle humans on Mars during a talk in Guadalajara, Mexico. On stage at the International Astronautical Congress, the billionaire invoked the lore of Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Battlestar Galactica while describing a massive passenger ship ...

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Foul Weather Pushes SpaceX’s Next Launch to Monday

SpaceX’s army of hopers and believers have been holding their breath in anticipation of its next launch. They’ll be blue in the face just a bit longer: The liftoff, which had been planned for this Sunday, January 8, has been pushed back a day due to foul weather. The announcement, ...

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