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SpaceX launches planet-hunting TESS to space before landing rocket back on Earth

Have fun in space, TESS!  Our favorite new NASA mission — called TESS, short for Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite —  launched to space at 6:51 p.m. ET on Wednesday, and the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the
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Watch SpaceX Deliver NASA's Planet-Hunting Satellite Into Orbit Today

On Wednesday, April 18, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will deliver NASA's TESS (Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite) into orbit.
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Amazon daily deals for March 20: DEWALT tools, the Shark ION Rocket vacuum, new bikes, and more

It's the first day of spring and these daily deals on Amazon are perfect for breaking in the new season. SEE ALSO: How to stay fit at a desk job: The best workout hacks and exercise devices For those DIY projects that you need to bring outside,
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Lucky flight catches glimpse of SpaceX launch from the air

Elon Musk's SpaceX launched another rocket on Thursday morning, successfully sending three satellites into space.  After the Falcon9 took off from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Santa Barbara, a lucky flight from Hawaii to LAX got an up
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Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop

It's been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C. That could be changing, according to The Washington Post. The SpaceX entrepreneur's tunnel digging company, The Boring Company, recently received
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How to watch Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster disappear into deep space

We've been watching "Starman" cruise through space in his cosmic Tesla Roadster for a week now. But on Valentine's Day, Elon Musk's shrewd payload from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket will disappear into deep space — and you can watch it happen
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Happy dog launches himself through open car window at rocket speed

It's a well-proven fact that there are few things in this world more cheering than the sight of a happy dog. Especially if the dog in question happens to be taking a running, gleeful jump through an open car window. SEE ALSO: Dad loves dogsitting so
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What SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch means for the future of spaceflight

SpaceX had a pretty big day on Tuesday.  The Elon Musk-founded company successfully launched its maiden flight of the huge Falcon Heavy rocket and landed two of its three main boosters back on Earth after sending a Tesla Roadster to space.
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Elon Musk shares the last image of his Tesla roadster floating through the solar system

Unless you spent your day under a rock on Tuesday, you probably already know that SpaceX successfully launched its largest rocket ever, the Falcon Heavy. Oh, and on that rocket was a Telsa Roadster, because why not? Elon Musk shared the last image
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The one big question I had during SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket launch: Who is Space Bae?

Elon Musk's SpaceX did the unimaginable on Tuesday — it successfully completed its first test launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the company's most powerful rocket ever. And while many questions remain about what the launch means for SpaceX,

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