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So Close, Yet So Far: The YT Record That SpaceX Launch Almost Broke

The numbers weren't that close, but Tuesday's livestream is YT's 2nd-most-viewed video ever

(Newser) - An impressive 2.3 million people were at one time tuned in to SpaceX's livestream of its Falcon Heavy launch Tuesday, meaning Elon Musk now has another achievement under his belt in addition to sending "Starman" into space in his cherry-red convertible. The livestream was the second biggest... More »

'Amazing' First in Space With Used Rocket

SpaceX used recycled rocket, Elon Musk predicts 'huge revolution in spaceflight'

(Newser) - For spaceflight, recycling appears to be the way of the future: SpaceX scored an impressive first on Thursday with the launch of a previously used rocket. The Falcon 9 booster, which was first launched for a mission in April last year, sent a communications satellite into space before returning to... More »

SpaceX Rockets Into History

Dragon capsule headed for space station packed with supplies

(Newser) - This time around the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket did indeed blast into history on an earth-shaking column of rumbling flame. After a last-minute aborted mission just two days earlier, the first-ever private spacecraft rocketed toward the International Space Station, its Dragon capsule packed with 1,000 pounds of food, supplies,... More »

Private Rocket Goes Into Orbit

SpaceX craft 's success boosts NASA's post-shuttle plans

(Newser) - A multimillionaire's test rocket blasted off this afternoon on its maiden voyage and succeeded in reaching orbit in a dry run for NASA 's push to go commercial. After one aborted launch, SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket achieved Earth orbit 9 minutes into the flight as planned, according to the company's... More »

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