Watch live: SpaceX to launch Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center
SpaceX is targeting Tuesday, January 18 for a Falcon 9 launch of 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The instantaneous launch window is at 7:04 p.m. EST
Millions given to spaceport tourism
The Spaceport Development Corporation of Cameron County has been awarded a $5 million Spaceport Trust Fund grant by the Governor’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism. The fund is aimed at supporting the infrastructure necessary for spaceport development in Texas. The remainder was awarded to the Houston Spaceport Development Corporation. “This award will continue to strengthen the economic impact and growing space industry blueprint already being made in Cameron County,” he said. Nick Serafy, chairman of the county’s spaceport development corporation, said the funding “is helping us provide the infrastructure for future launches from South Texas.”The Cameron County Spaceport Development Corporation was created in 2014 to facilitate development of the aerospace industry here.myrgv.com
2021: A Year in Photos for The Brownsville Herald
While the year started off promising with the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines, 2021 continued to ignore all our requests to please just give us a minute by throwing a political jolt at us with the tumultuous arrival of former President Donald Trump to tour the U.S.-Mexico border wall in January following the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. capitol.myrgv.com
These are the space missions to watch in 2022
While 2021 was an eventful year with the first space tourist-focused missions, NASA's newest Perseverance rover and Ingenuity helicopter landing on Mars, the long-awaited launch of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, and numerous other science missions, there's even more to look forward to in 2022.space.com
FAA pushes back release date of SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy Final assessment
The Federal Aviation Administration has pushed back the release date for the SpaceX Starship/Super Heavy Final Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) on the Federal Infrastructure Dashboard and project website. The FAA will now publish the PEA on Feb. 28, 2022. The FAA was to release the final PEA on Friday, however, SpaceX, under the supervision of the FAA, is currently drafting responses for the over 18,000 public comments received on the Draft PEA, the FAA SpaceX Boca Chica Project Team said in an email. SpaceX is also preparing the Final PEA for the FAA’s review and acceptance. The planned Feb. 28 release date will allow the FAA to review the Final PEA, including responses to comments and coordinate with agencies at the local, state and federal levels.myrgv.com
South Africa President Ramaphosa pays tribute to Desmond Tutu
We have lost a person who carried the burden of leadership with compassion, with dignity, with humility and with such good humour," says South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, after anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu died aged 90. TO COMPLETE VIDI9V98ZU_ENN°9V9942news.yahoo.com
Elon Musk boasts of living in a $50,000 home, but has reportedly been staying in a $12 million lavish waterfront Austin estate owned by a 'PayPal Mafia' member
Elon Musk is staying at the home of Ken Howery, a former US ambassador under Trump, while he finds his own Austin estate, per The Wall Street Journal.news.yahoo.com
SpaceX lofts Turkish communications satellite to orbit in 2nd Falcon 9 rocket launch of the day
SpaceX launched its second rocket in less than 24 hours on Saturday night (Dec. 18), delivering a Turkish communications satellite into orbit before capping off the successful mission with a landing at sea.space.com
Watch SpaceX attempt a record 11th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket with Starlink launch early Saturday
SpaceX will launch its second stack of Starlink satellites from the West Coast early Saturday morning (Dec. 18), and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch a stack of 52 Starlink satellites on one of its previously flown Falcon 9 rockets. The mission is set to blast off at 4:24 a.m. EST (0924 GMT, 01:24 a.m. local time) from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Station in California. You can watch the launch live in the window above and on the Space.com homepage, courtesy of SpaceX. Live coverage will begin about 15 minutes before liftoff. You can also watch the launch directly via SpaceX and on YouTube.Related: SpaceX's Starlink satellite megaconstellation launches in photosspace.com
Netizens name Elon Musk’s viral Chinese doppelgänger ‘Yi Long Musk’
A man has gone viral on social media for his uncanny resemblance to Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk. Is this for real: A video of the man, dubbed "Yi Long Musk" by some netizens, was first shared on Douyin, the Chinese TikTok app, before making its way to several other social media platforms, according to Indy100.news.yahoo.com
SpaceX faces sexual harassment allegations from five former employees
A former SpaceX employee has published allegations of serial sexual harassment experienced during her time at Elon Musk's company even as four other former employees are citing firsthand experience of being harassed or seeing harassment at SpaceX.space.com
Baylor College of Medicine’s TRISH Institute to facilitate science on SpaceX Inspiration4 mission
It may not be too long before many everyday people are able to make their way to space. As commercial spaceflight grows within American soil with companies like SpaceX creating milestones for space exploration, Space City is playing a major role in health research to help future missions.
Watch live: NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts to answer questions before return to Earth
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts will <a href="https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-s-spacex-crew-1-astronauts-to-answer-questions-before-return-to-earth" target=_blank>answer questions</a> about their upcoming return to Earth from the International Space Station in a news conference Monday.
Fog obscures SpaceX’s test of Starship SN 11
BOCHA CHICA, Texas – SpaceX chalked up another failed landing Tuesday for its futuristic, bullet-shaped Starship, as the prototype Mars rocket broke apart right before touchdown. A camera on the rocket froze not quite six minutes into the test flight, and dense fog in South Texas obscured views of the ruptured rocket. This was the fourth full-scale stainless steel model to launch since December to an altitude of more than 6 miles (10 kilometers). “Another exciting test, as we say,” SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said as he concluded the webcast. Final view of SN11 in the air:➡️https://t.co/Q2p3q1HS0i pic.twitter.com/PNJta9svkA — Chris B - NSF (@NASASpaceflight) March 30, 2021SpaceX plans to use Starship to send astronauts and cargo to the moon and, ultimately, Mars.
Two space fans get seats on billionaire's private flight
Isaacman also revealed some details about his Inspiration4 mission, as the four gathered Tuesday at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Their SpaceX Dragon capsule — currently parked at the International Space Station for NASA — will launch no earlier than mid-September, aiming for an altitude of 335 miles (540 kilometers). That’s 75 miles (120 kilometers) higher than the International Space Station and on a level with the Hubble Space Telescope. AdThe capsule will be outfitted with a domed window in place of the usual space station docking mechanism for their trip. The St. Jude physician assistant was treated there as a child for bone cancer.