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Elon Musk's Falcon 1 launches successfully

Multimillionaire tech visionary Elon Musk has finally achieved a long-sought goal on the fourth attempt, as his privately-funded SpaceX Falcon 1 is now circling the Earth. The rocket, launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific, reached orbital velocity at 00:26 UK time. Falcon 1 launches from Kwajalein The pocket rocket …
Lewis Page, 29 Sep 2008
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Jumbo-jet sized 'SuperGigaFly' robo parachute tested

Airborne Systems, maker of automatic parachute systems to the likes of Elon Musk's SpaceX private rocket firm, has announced successful tests of the "World's Largest Autonomously Guided Ram-Air Parachute". The GigaFly in action Big enough even for CEO parachute packages. Pic: Airborne Systems. The colossal robo parawing is …
Lewis Page, 26 Sep 2008
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Elon Musk might deliver new plasma drive to ISS

A high-efficiency plasma drive designed for faster interplanetary journeys may be lifted into space by a privately-developed launcher. The candidates for the job include PayPal zillionaire Elon Musk's Falcon 9 rocket. Flight International reports today that Dr Franklin Chang-Díaz, former astronaut and inventor of the Variable …
Lewis Page, 29 Aug 2008

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