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NASA suspends $2.9 billion SpaceX lunar lander project amid protests

Blue Origin had filed a protest with the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) against NASA for awarding $2.9 billion contract to SpaceX for landing astronauts on the Moon by 2024.

Bezos’ Blue Origin slams NASA for giving Musk a $2.9B contract

The US space agency was expected to pick two lunar lander prototypes (including one of Blue Origin's) but funding cut from US Congress led the agency to select SpaceX over Blue Origin.

Elon Musk to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

The SpaceX founder will be accompanied by singer Miley Cyrus, making her sixth SNL appearance, Entertainment Weekly reported.

SpaceX wins $2.9bn NASA contract to build moon lander

The contract is worth $2.9 billion and is part of NASA's Artemis programme, which aims to return astronauts to the moon by 2024 as a stepping stone to the first human mission to Mars, DPA news agency reported.

SpaceX rocket to deliver Astrobotic lander to Moon in 2023

Griffin will be carrying NASA's water-hunting Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER)

NASA inks pact with Elon Musk’s SpaceX on space safety

The focus of the agreement is on conjunction avoidance and launch collision avoidance between NASA spacecraft and the large constellation of SpaceX Starlink satellites, as well as related rideshare missions

SpaceX lands Starship prototype, and then it explodes

Musk first celebrated the landing on Thursday, saying "Starship SN10 landed in one piece", and then tweeted: "RIP SN10, honorable discharge".

Not all Covid patients have enough antibodies: Musk-led study

Musk and the rocket company's top medical executive worked with doctors and academic researchers to build an antibody-testing programme.

Mars beckons

Greater private participation is must for an open and inclusive space sector

SpaceX wins contract for NASA’s $332M mission to lunar outpost

As part of the contract, SpaceX will provide launch services for NASA's Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO), the foundational elements of the Gateway.

SpaceX wins contract to launch NASA’s astrophysics mission

The planned two-year mission is called SPHEREx, short for Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization, and Ices Explorer.

SpaceX Mars prototype rocket explodes upon landing

Tuesday's explosion was the second such blast after the last prototype of Starship met a similar fate during a test flight in December.

Elon Musk to send 1st all-civilian mission to space this year

The Inspiration4 mission marks SpaceX's latest private astronaut mission.

SpaceX targets April 20 to launch 4 astronauts to space station

It will be the first mission to fly two international partner crew members as part of the agency's Commercial Crew Programme, NASA said in a blog post.

US probing SpaceX’s Starship test that exploded in Dec

"The FAA will continue to work with SpaceX to evaluate additional information provided by the company as part of its application to modify its launch license," FAA spokesperson Steve Kulm said

SpaceX ridesharing mission launches record 143 satellites

"Falcon 9 launches 143 spacecraft to orbit -- the most ever deployed on a single mission -- completing SpaceX's first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Programme mission," SpaceX said in a tweet.

Musk to donate $100 mn for best carbon capture technology

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a combination of technologies designed to prevent the release of Carbon dioxide generated through conventional power generation and industrial production processes by injecting the Carbon dioxide in suitable underground storage reservoirs.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk donates $5 million to Khan Academy

"This is going to allow us to accelerate all sorts of content and engage millions of students around the world".

Musk aims to catch Super Heavy Booster with launch tower arm

"We're going to try to catch the Super Heavy Booster with the launch tower arm, using the grid fins to take the load," Musk said in a tweet.

Hyderabad-Origin man picked for mission to ISS

Chari, 43, will serve as the commander while Nasa's Tom Marshburn will be pilot and ESA's Matthias Maurer will serve as a mission specialist for the mission, which is expected to be launched next year

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