SpaceX Current Affairs, GK & News

SpaceX launched 4 amateurs on private Earth-circling trip

SpaceX launched four amateurs on its first ever private flight on September 15, 2021. Highlights SpaceX first ever “Earth-circling trip” was started onboarding two contest winners, a health care worker as well as their rich sponsor. This is the most ambitious leap in space tourism. This was the first time any rocket blasted off toward ..

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SpaceX launched ants, avocados, robotic arm to Space station

SpaceX launched shipments of ants, avocados, human-sized robotic arm toward the International Space Station on August 29, 2021. Key Points The delivery of shipments is due to arrive on August 30, 2021. It will be SpaceX’s 23rd mission for NASA in a decade. The Dragon is carrying more than 2,170 kilograms of supplies and experiments ..

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US approves Blue Origin for Human Space Travel

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved “Blue Origin license” in order to carry humans on New Shepard launch system into space. Key Points Former Amazon.com Chief Executive, Jeff Bezos, is to fly to space on July 20 through Blue Origin’s maiden crewed voyage. Blue Origin is authorized to carry humans while FAA license is valid ..

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Elon Musk’s Starlink to provide Internet globally

According to Tesla and SpaceX chief executive, Elon Musk, Starlink was on track to provide global internet coverage. Starlink has over 70,000 users across 12 countries, presently. Key Points He underlined; SpaceX is ready to spend about $30 billion to expand Starlink in a bid to cover 5 lakh user-mark in next 12 months. Startlink ..

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SpaceX rocket carries squids, microorganisms to ISS

SpaceX rocket lift-off rocket to International Space Station carrying supplies for scientific experiments along with surprising passengers like squids and microorganisms called tardigrades. Key points Dragon capsule was launched with Falcon 9 rocket. Capsule is carrying young specimens of species Euprymna scolopes called as bobtail squid. Species were sent to study the effect of zero ..

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