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Inspiration4 SpaceX mission carrying indie-pop song to orbit

Home News Spaceflight Inspiration4 astronaut Sian Proctor will bring indie-pop artist Foxanne's new single to space with her as part of a personal playlist. (Image credit: SpaceX) The all-civilian Inspiration4 crew is carrying a special package to space in their personal equipment — a digital copy of an independent artist's…
bubmag
September 17, 2021
SpaceX

SpaceX emphasizes coordination with other satellite operators

by Jeff Foust — September 16, 2021 SpaceX says it's working closely with a number of government and commercial satellite operators to coordinate close approaches involving Starlink satellites with their spacecraft. Credit: SpaceX WAILEA, Hawaii — Two years after the close approach of a Starlink satellite with a European Space…
bubmag
September 17, 2021
SpaceX

Inspiration4, The First All-Civilian Spaceflight, is Now in Orbit

Last night at 8:02 PM EDT, the crew of Inspiration 4 — the first all-civilian spaceflight — blasted off from historic Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Tucked inside a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, which was lofted to orbit atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, are four fortunate…
bubmag
September 16, 2021
SpaceX

Space is closer than you think: What it means to be in orbit

SpaceX's Crew Dragon Resilience hurls sideways above the Earth as it approaches the International Space Station in 2020. NASA TV Space is just right there -- about 62 miles up, only a little farther away from you than San Jose is from San Francisco. Heck, you can get halfway to…
bubmag
September 16, 2021