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SpaceX or Space Exploration Technologies Corp. is an American aerospace manufacturer that designs, manufacturers, and launches advanced spacecraft and rockets. SpaceX was founded back in 2002 by Elon Musk with the aim to colonise Mars and reduce the cost of space transport. The small-lift Falcon 1 was the first launch vehicle developed by the company and was retired in 2009. SpaceX is headquartered in Hawthorne, California. In December 2010, SpaceX became the first, and only, private company to return a spacecraft from low-Earth orbit. SpaceX manufactures the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, Cargo Dragon, crew spacecraft, several rocket engines, and Starlink communications satellites. In January 2020, the Starlink constellation became the largest satellite constellation ever launched. In 2021, SpaceX won two Pentagon contracts for nearly $160 million to launch missions with its Falcon 9 rockets. In 2022, SpaceX won a $102 million Air Force contract to transport military cargo and humanitarian aid around the world using a heavy rocket. SpaceX is also developing Starship, a super heavy-lift launch system for interplanetary spaceflight. It is intended to become SpaceX's primary orbital vehicle and will have the highest payload capacity of any orbital rocket ever built and is scheduled for 2022. More

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  • Elon Musk's dad says 'In my head I've slept with hundreds of women', insists he isn't a womaniser Aug 08, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Elon Musk's dad says 'In my head I've slept with hundreds of women', insists he isn't a womaniser

    When 'The Mirror' asked Errol Musk whether he was proud of his son Elon Musk, he said, "One doesn't walk around saying 'I'm proud'. It's one of the seven deadly sins. Instead I would say I'm very thankful for Elon's achievements and that he is okay and managing."

  • Elon Musk says ‘I gotta work out’ after father Errol Musk criticises weight Aug 06, 2022 04:42 PM IST

    Elon Musk says ‘I gotta work out’ after father Errol Musk criticises weight

    “Elon is very well-built and he is very, very strongly built, but he’s been eating badly," father Errol Musk had said.

  • South Korea launches first-ever spacecraft to the moon Aug 05, 2022 12:14 PM IST

    South Korea launches first-ever spacecraft to the moon

    South Korea joined the stampede to the moon on August 4 with the launch of a lunar orbiter that will scout out future landing spots. The satellite launched by SpaceX is taking a long, roundabout path to conserve fuel and will arrive in December.

  • Asked which of his kids is most passionate about SpaceX and Mars, Elon Musk said… Aug 03, 2022 03:21 PM IST

    Asked which of his kids is most passionate about SpaceX and Mars, Elon Musk said…

    Which of your children is most passionate about SpaceX and Mars?” Elon Musk was asked. Here's what he replied.

  • Elon Musk says account interaction in Twitter got lower. Users react, 'No, we’re ignoring you' Jul 31, 2022 11:37 AM IST

    Elon Musk says account interaction in Twitter got lower. Users react, 'No, we’re ignoring you'

    Elon Musk added lower account interaction to the list of problems he has with Twitter a day after he countersued it, escalating the legal fight.

  • Eutelsat, OneWeb agree $3.4 billion deal to create SpaceX rival Jul 26, 2022 12:19 PM IST

    Eutelsat, OneWeb agree $3.4 billion deal to create SpaceX rival

    OneWeb shareholders will hold 50% of Eutelsat, which will continue to be listed in Paris and will ask to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, the companies announced in a statement Tuesday. The announcement confirms talks made official on Monday and first reported by Bloomberg last week.

  • Elon Musk shares pic partying with Sergey Brin to rubbish affair rumours Jul 26, 2022 09:06 AM IST

    Elon Musk shares pic partying with Sergey Brin to rubbish affair rumours

    Elon Musk shared a photo of himself partying with Sergey Brin to rubbish rumours that he had an affair with the Google co-founder’s wife.

  • Elon Musk says ‘money doesn’t have power’ in now-viral video Jul 25, 2022 10:42 AM IST

    Elon Musk says ‘money doesn’t have power’ in now-viral video

    An old video of Elon Musk sharing his view on money and the economy began doing the rounds of the internet recently.

  • Mattel inks multiyear deal with Musk's SpaceX to create toys inspired by space venture Jul 22, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Mattel inks multiyear deal with Musk's SpaceX to create toys inspired by space venture

    The California-based toy company expects to begin the release of the SpaceX product line in 2023.

  • Errol Musk says he’s been asked to donate sperm to create new generation of Elons Jul 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST

    Errol Musk says he’s been asked to donate sperm to create new generation of Elons

    Errol Musk claims that "high-class women" want his sperm because they say "Why go to Elon when they can go to the actual person who created Elon?"

  • Elon Musk’s career advice for young people: 'Don’t try to be a leader...' Jul 20, 2022 07:18 PM IST

    Elon Musk’s career advice for young people: 'Don’t try to be a leader...'

    Elon Musk said that his intention, as a leader in multiple companies, is to be useful, just like young people should aim to be.

  • Mark Cuban asked Elon Musk how many kids he planned to have. His response Jul 18, 2022 03:26 PM IST

    Mark Cuban asked Elon Musk how many kids he planned to have. His response

    Shark Tank judge Mark Cuban recounts the text exchange he had with Elon Musk after the birth of his twins.

  • SpaceX Starship booster 'probably' returning to pad after explosion: Elon Musk Jul 14, 2022 07:14 AM IST

    SpaceX Starship booster 'probably' returning to pad after explosion: Elon Musk

    "Damage is minor, but booster will be transferred back to the high bay for inspections, returning to the launch stand probably next week," Musk said in an email.

  • ‘Not good’: Elon Musk after SpaceX rocket booster explodes during test | Watch Jul 12, 2022 10:17 AM IST

    ‘Not good’: Elon Musk after SpaceX rocket booster explodes during test | Watch

    A SpaceX rocket booster burst into flames during a ground test firing in Texas Monday.

  • Rocket booster bursts into flames at SpaceX plant during test firing Jul 12, 2022 09:53 AM IST

    Rocket booster bursts into flames at SpaceX plant during test firing

    "Yeah, actually not good. Team is assessing damage," Musk tweeted after the early evening explosion of the Super Heavy Booster 7 prototype, as seen in a livestream recorded by the website NASA Spaceflight. There was no immediate indication of injuries.

  • Elon Musk's response to Twitter's lawsuit threat is unsurprisingly a meme Jul 11, 2022 02:29 PM IST

    Elon Musk's response to Twitter's lawsuit threat is unsurprisingly a meme

    Elon Musk pulled the plug on his $44 billion Twitter deal, accusing the social media giant of "misleading" statements about the number of fake accounts.

  • Elon Musk has a penchant for creative socks, says 'sock tech is so advanced' Jul 06, 2022 12:05 PM IST

    Elon Musk has a penchant for creative socks, says 'sock tech is so advanced'

    Elon Musk himself has been the preferred subject for a number of creative sock makers.

  • SpaceX tells the world its boss Elon Musk can do no wrong Jun 26, 2022 05:00 PM IST

    SpaceX tells the world its boss Elon Musk can do no wrong

    When it comes to thin-skinned leaders, employees are better off playing cheerleaders. It is a lesson that employees in Indian companies have known all along.

  • Elon Musk talks about "unresolved matters" with Twitter at Qatar Economic Forum Jun 21, 2022 01:52 PM IST

    Elon Musk talks about "unresolved matters" with Twitter at Qatar Economic Forum

    The billionaire had put the $44 billion Twitter offer on "temporary hold" on May 13 until it could be determined whether fake users make up fewer than 5% of the platform's entire userbase.

  • Elon Musk hints there's 'more down the road’ for Dogecoin after Tesla, SpaceX merch Jun 19, 2022 04:17 PM IST

    Elon Musk hints there's 'more down the road’ for Dogecoin after Tesla, SpaceX merch

    When dogecoin’s co-creator Billy Markus said that he wants that people actually “use it for something... so it has a reason to exist,” Musk wrote: “Tesla and SpaceX merch, maybe more down the road.”

  • Watch: Elon Musk shares SpaceX's 'best landing video', has 3 million views Jun 18, 2022 02:59 PM IST

    Watch: Elon Musk shares SpaceX's 'best landing video', has 3 million views

    The video featured SpaceX's Falcon 9 -- a reusable, two-stage rocket.

  • Elon Musk's SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter Jun 18, 2022 09:08 AM IST

    Elon Musk's SpaceX fires at least five over critical letter

    SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell sent an email saying the company had investigated and "terminated a number of employees involved" with the letter, the New York Times said.

  • SpaceX fires at least five for letter criticizing Musk-Report Jun 17, 2022 05:11 PM IST

    SpaceX fires at least five for letter criticizing Musk-Report

    According to two persons familiar with the situation, at least five employees of private rocket company SpaceX were fired after authoring and disseminating an open letter criticising founder Elon Musk.

  • SpaceX fires employees involved in letter criticising Elon Musk: Report Jun 17, 2022 03:52 PM IST

    SpaceX fires employees involved in letter criticising Elon Musk: Report

    It was unclear how many SpaceX employees were terminated, the report said.

  • SpaceX employees denounce CEO Elon Musk as "distraction" - letter Jun 17, 2022 07:53 AM IST

    SpaceX employees denounce CEO Elon Musk as "distraction" - letter

    ”Elon’s behavior in the public sphere is a frequent source of distraction and embarrassment for us, particularly in recent weeks,” read the letter, which does not single out any controversy in particular. Reuters was provided a copy of the letter.

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