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"SpaceX has signed the world's first private passenger to fly around the Moon aboard our BFR launch vehicle--an important step toward enabling access for everyday people who dream of traveling to space. Find out who's flying and why on Monday, September 17."

Legendary explorers and visionaries, real and fictitious, are among those immortalized in the first set of official surface-feature names for Pluto's largest moon, Charon.

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Roars Into Space

SpaceX Launched its first Falcon Heavy today. All indications are that the flight has been a complete success thus far. Everything worked well except the recovery of the center core. The Space Tesla has now left Earth orbit for the asteroid belt. Pictures and video below.

Falcon Heavy Roars To Life

@elonmusk "Falcon Heavy hold-down firing this morning was good. Generated quite a thunderhead of steam. Launching in a week or so."

SpaceX Launches Classified Payload

SpaceX launched the classified payload for customer Northrup Grumman Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.

An experiment in space manufacturing and an enhanced study of solar energy are among the research currently heading to the International Space Station following Friday's launch of a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft at 10:36 a.m. EST.

Elon Musk provided an update on the SpaceX Interplanetary launch system designed in part to colonize Mars at the International Space Congress in Adelaide, Australia today. During the presentation he explained without too much detail how the system could be achieved economically.

Elon Musk @elonmusk Falcon 9 boost stage on droneship Just Read the Instructions

The flight over Charon begins high over the hemisphere New Horizons saw on its closest approach, then descends over the deep, wide canyon of Serenity Chasma.

It was a case of the third time being the charm as SpaceX conducted its 10th launch this year. The Intelsat 35e has separated from the Falcon 9 second stage as expected and is in a good orbit.

On May 31, a prelaunch status briefing was held at Kennedy Space Center, prior to launch of the eleventh SpaceX resupply mission to the International Space Station. SpaceX is targeting launch of its Dragon spacecraft aboard the company's Falcon 9 rocket for 5:55 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 1 from Launch Complex 39A at KSC.

SpaceX launched a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) early this morning after a one day delay. The launch appears to have placed the secret payload into a low earth orbit. SpaceX also successfully landed the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket.

Another Perfect Launch/Landing For SpaceX

SpaceX launched the CRS-10 mission on time this morning at 9:39 am ET from historic LC39A. The Dragon is in orbit and heading toward the ISS while the Falcon 9's first stage made yet another pinpoint anding back at its landing site in Florida.

SpaceX has released the following video of their concept for an Interplanetary Transport System.

Explaining The Red Color On Charon

In June 2015, the cameras on NASA's approaching New Horizons spacecraft first spotted the large reddish polar region on Pluto's largest moon, Charon.

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blew up today at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station during preparations for a routine static engine firing. The rocket and its Amos-6 payload were destroyed. The exact cause of the explosion is unknown at the present time.

A SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket launched the JCSAT-16 commercial communications satellite
to a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO) in the early hours of Sunday morning.

The SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft was bolted into place on the Harmony module of the International Space Station at 10:03 a.m. EDT as the station flew about 252 statute miles over the California and Oregon border.

On July 20, two days after the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft launched from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida ground controllers in Houston sent commands instructing the robot arm to install Dragon on the Earth-facing side of the station's Harmony module.

A post-launch news conference was held July 18 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, following the launch of the SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station.

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