NASA: NASA to Air Live Coverage of SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts’ Return to Earth

NASA: NASA to Air Live Coverage of SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts’ Return to Earth. “The Crew Dragon spacecraft, named Resilience, is scheduled to undock from the space station to begin the journey home at 7:05 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 28. NASA and SpaceX are targeting 12:40 p.m. for the splashdown and conclusion of the Crew-1 mission. The return to Earth – and activities leading up to the return – will air live on NASA Television, the NASA App, and the agency’s website.”

Business Insider: SpaceX says its Starlink satellite internet can download 100 megabits per second, and ‘space lasers’ transfer data between satellites

Business Insider: SpaceX says its Starlink satellite internet can download 100 megabits per second, and ‘space lasers’ transfer data between satellites. “SpaceX says early tests of its rapidly growing fleet of internet-providing satellites are yielding promising results. Internal tests of a beta version of internet service from the company’s Starlink project show ‘super low latency and download speeds greater than 100’ megabits per second, Kate Tice, a SpaceX senior certification engineer, said during a live broadcast of a Starlink launch on Thursday.”

CNN: SpaceX COO outlines SpaceX’s Covid-19 response, striking contrast with Elon Musk

CNN: SpaceX COO outlines SpaceX’s Covid-19 response, striking contrast with Elon Musk. “SpaceX’s chief operating officer, Gwynne Shotwell, on Friday asked space enthusiasts to stay home to watch footage of the company’s first-ever crewed mission take off from Florida this month amid the Covid-19 pandemic. She added that SpaceX has put measures in place aimed at ensuring the safety of the two astronauts who will pilot that mission and for the company’s broader workforce. Shotwell’s comments struck a very different tone than SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has taken on Twitter lately, where he has repeatedly expressed his belief that the United States’ coronavirus response is overblown and shared misinformation about its threat.”

TechCrunch: New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon

TechCrunch: New NASA app puts you in the pilot’s seat of Boeing’s Starliner or SpaceX’s Crew Dragon. “NASA has a new app (or web-based game, if you’re on desktop) that provides a simplified simulation of what it’s like to plan and run a commercial crew mission — meaning one of the planned varieties of mission that will actually take place aboard the SpaceX Crew Dragon and Boeing Starliner once they begin flying crews next year.”

CNBC: There’s a new database of thousands of jobs at space companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and more

CNBC: There’s a new database of thousands of jobs at space companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin and more. “Called ‘Space Talent,’ the database features over 2,900 open jobs listed across 140 companies in the space industry, from engineering to design to administration. Listings include rocket companies like SpaceX, Rocket Lab, Blue Origin and Virgin Galactic; satellite operators such as SES and Maxar’s Digital Globe, Planet Labs and ICEYE; as well as lunar robotics company Astrobotic.”

Ubergizmo: SpaceX’s Moon Mission Will Be Live Streamed In VR

Ubergizmo: SpaceX’s Moon Mission Will Be Live Streamed In VR. “SpaceX recently confirmed more details about its Moon mission that’s planned for 2023. It also revealed the identity of the company’s first paying passenger for the trip around the moon who will be accompanied by eight artists on the trip as well. If you’re not one of those people, don’t worry, you will be able to experience the entire mission in virtual reality.”