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Isaacman, founder and CEO of e-commerce firm Shift4 Payments, is forking over an unspecified but presumably exorbitant sum to fellow billionaire and SpaceX owner Elon Musk to fly himself and three others into orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule.(REUTERS)

Seats filled for first all-civilian SpaceX launch

Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2021 11:36 AM IST
The two latest citizen astronauts were introduced at a news briefing livestreamed from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida by SpaceX human spaceflight chief Benji Reed and billionaire entrepreneur Jared Isaacman, who conceived the mission in part as a charity drive.
(FILES) This file photo of a screengrab made from SpaceX's live webcast shows the Starship SN10 prototype during the second attempted test flight of the day at SpaceX's South Texas test facility near Boca Chica Village in Brownsville, Texas, March 3, 2021. (AFP)
(FILES) This file photo of a screengrab made from SpaceX's live webcast shows the Starship SN10 prototype during the second attempted test flight of the day at SpaceX's South Texas test facility near Boca Chica Village in Brownsville, Texas, March 3, 2021. (AFP)

SpaceX Starship rocket prototype failed yet again, confirms Elon Musk

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2021 08:02 PM IST
At least the crater is in the right place!" he joked, acknowledging the fourth failed test of the prototype.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk(Reuters)
SpaceX founder Elon Musk(Reuters)

Elon Musk's SpaceX raises $850 million in fresh funding

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 05:56 PM IST
SpaceX raised the funds at $419.99 a share and the latest funding round represents a jump of about 60% in the company's valuation from its previous raise, which valued it at $46 billion, the report said.
Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. (AFP Photo)
Space X's Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from space launch complex 39A at Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. (AFP Photo)

First private space crew paying $55M each to fly to station on a SpaceX rocket

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 11:01 PM IST
  • The first crew will spend eight days at the space station, and will take one or two days to get there aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule following liftoff from Cape Canaveral. Each of these first paying customers intends to perform science research in orbit.
Apophis is a representative of about 2,000 currently known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).(AP Photo)
Apophis is a representative of about 2,000 currently known Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs).(AP Photo)

Asteroid will hit Earth eventually, we have no defence yet: Elon Musk

San Francisco | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2019 08:44 PM IST
A monster asteroid called Apophis -- named after an Egyptian “God of Chaos” -- will come dangerously close to the Earth, about 19,000 miles (31,000 kms) above the surface in 2029.
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