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    • Starlink vows global satelite coverage by September

      Starlink vows global satelite coverage by September

      US ultra high speed satelite internet provider Starlink announced intentions to achieve full global coverage by September, Reuters reported. The satellite internet unit of billionaire Elon Musk elaborated that the earmarked deadline will be met provided all regulatory procedures are completed.

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    • SpaceX eyes cryptocurrency as lunar mission payment

      SpaceX eyes cryptocurrency as lunar mission payment

      The company of billionaire Elon Musk SpaceX announced it would launch “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of 2022 and said it would accept cryptocurrency dogecoin as payment, Reuters reported. The commercial rocket company extends the ambitions of Musk to introduce crypto payments. "SpaceX launching satellite Doge-1 to the moon next year - Mission paid for in Doge - 1st crypto in space -1st meme in space", Musk said in a tweet.

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    • SpaceX scores first successful Starship landing

      SpaceX scores first successful Starship landing

      US high-tech company SpaceX announced it had achieved in successfully landing its Starship prototype, Reuters reported. Before the safe touchdown, the company owned by billionaire Elon Musk, has conceded four failures which resulted in crashes and explosions on landing. The latest test involved a next-generation launch vehicle in south Texas.

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    • SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth in a rare night splashdown

      SpaceX returns 4 astronauts to Earth in a rare night splashdown

      SpaceX safely returned four astronauts from the International Space Station on Sunday, making the first US crew splashdown in darkness since the Apollo 8 moonshot, AP announced. The Dragon capsule parachuted into the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, just before 3 a.m., ending the second astronaut flight for Elon Musk’s company.

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    • Bezos, Musk clash over lucrative NASA deal

      Bezos, Musk clash over lucrative NASA deal

      The two richest persons in the world Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos clashed over the NASA moon landing contract, Reuters reported. The contract was initially awarded to the company of Elon Musk SpaceX. US Blue Origin, the space rocket company, controlled by Jeff Bezos, announced it was formally challenging the $2.9 billion NASA deal with rival SpaceX.

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    • SpaceX launches 60 satellites, nears global net coverage

      SpaceX launches 60 satellites, nears global net coverage

      SpaceX continued rollout of its Starlink broadband project with another launch of 60 satellites, moving closer to securing global internet coverage, CNN reported. A Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station. The rocket’s upper stage deployed its payload of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit.

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    • SpaceX raises $850m in equity financing

      SpaceX raises $850m in equity financing

      The space industry giant SpaceX has raised about $850m in equity financing, the private rocket launch service said on Tuesday. The private space company, owned by billionaire Elon Musk, had previously raised $1.9bn in August, which was its largest single fundraising round, according to financial software and data provider PitchBook.

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    • SpaceX prepares for first-ever all-civilian space flight crew

      SpaceX prepares for first-ever all-civilian space flight crew

      SpaceX announced Monday that it will fly a space tourism flight slated for late-2021, billing it as the first "all-civilian" mission to space. A tech entrepreneur named Jared Isaacman has financed the mission, named "Inspiration4," and will serve as commander aboard the autonomous Crew Dragon spacecraft while the spacecraft makes a "multi-day" trip into Earth's orbit.

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    • Best carbon capture tech to be awarded  $100m prize by Elon Musk

      Best carbon capture tech to be awarded $100m prize by Elon Musk

      Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, now the world's richest person with a net worth north of $180bn, announced on Twitter his plans to give away $100m of his fortune as a prize for the "best carbon capture technology." Details on Musk’s upcoming carbon capture competition have not been released but are expected to arrive “next week,” meaning it's not yet clear how such a contest will work or even what technologies might qualify. 

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