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Aug 23, 2019

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GPS glitch could confuse navigation devices on April 6

by Jack Stewart Mar 18, 2019
Older equipment may lose its grip on space and time when its clocks roll over.
A taxi driver uses a navigator while driving in Tokyo.
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SpaceX to launch Dragon Capsule for milestone test

by Jack Stewart Mar 1, 2019
Tomorrow at 2:48am EST, NASA and SpaceX plan to jointly launch the company’s Crew Dragon space capsule on a rocket from Kennedy Space Center. It’s the first commercially built and operated American rocket and spacecraft designed for people. Although Crew…
SpaceX chief Elon Musk speaks during a press conference after the launch of SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo mission at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on March 2, 2019.
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Corner Office

At SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell's job is to solve the problems that others can't

by Kai Ryssdal Dec 12, 2018
"If there were no issues, then you don't need me," Shotwell says.
As SpaceX's chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell leads the company day to day.
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The SEC is trying to drop a hammer on Elon Musk. How big can it be?

by David Brancaccio and Daniel Shin Sep 28, 2018
The Securities and Exchange Commission sued the Tesla CEO for what it says was misleading tweets that hurt investors. A former SEC lawyer tells us what could be next.
Tesla's stock has taken a hit.
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Neighbors are concerned SpaceX could transform South Texas

by Paul Flahive May 11, 2018
Some fear noise and explosions. Others see a boost to tourism and a spot on the world map.
The popular Boca Chica Beach sits at the end of Texas Highway 4, less than a half mile from SpaceX’s launch facility.
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The evolution of the race to the cosmos

by Christian Davenport Apr 6, 2018
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos are two of the biggest names in tech. They're also headlining the modern day space race.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket sits on launch pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center as it is prepared for tomorrow's lift-off on February 5, 2018 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. 
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The Big Book

Billionaires will have to duke it out to dominate outer space

by Kai Ryssdal Apr 6, 2018
Private companies, not governments, are leading the quest to put people in space.
The SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches from Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, on Feb. 6, 2018, on its demonstration mission. 
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Launching a satellite? Watch out for space junk

by Jon Gordon, Stephanie Hughes, and Shaheen Ainpour Apr 5, 2018
The amount of debris in space is complicating private satellite launches.
A SpaceX rocket awaits launch in 2017 in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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The Marketplace Quiz

Weezer wants to be the first band on Mars

by Hayley Hershman Oct 27, 2017
But in the meantime the rock band takes the Marketplace Quiz.
Rivers Cuomo (second from right) said the most surprising thing about being a musician is the amount of time spent in front of a computer.
Photo courtesy of Jeremy Cowart

SpaceX to make historic re-usable rocket launch

by Aaron Schrank Mar 30, 2017
Elon Musk’s SpaceX plans to launch a commercial satellite into orbit today using a recycled rocket booster. It’s the first time SpaceX will attempt to use one of its re-landed rockets. And the Falcon 9 would be the first liquid-fueled…