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Airbus, Safran team up to compete with SpaceX

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June 16, 2014
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Aerospace giant Airbus Group and French engine maker Safran announced a joint venture Monday on space launchers, as Europe looks to compete with rising US rival SpaceX. Video provided by AFP


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Europe's Joint Space Venture

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Reuters - Business Video Online (June 16, 2014) — Airbus Group and Safran have agreed to create a 50-50 joint venture in space launchers, combining Airbus's launch systems with Safran's propulsion systems. As Ciara Sutton reports they hope the move will help them compete with new low-cost rivals. Video provided by Reuters
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SpaceX 2: Liftoff of Falcon 9

SpaceX 2: Liftoff of Falcon 9

NASA (Mar. 1, 2013) — Liftoff of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the company's Dragon spacecraft on the SpaceX 2 mission to resupply the International Space Station.
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SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Launch Sets New Record

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Launch Sets New Record

Buzz60 (Oct. 14, 2013) — SpaceX launched its new 'Grasshopper' prototype rocket over 2,500 feet in the air, setting a new record. The incredible video was shot by a remote-controlled hexacopter that hovered nearby. The SpaceX rockets could change the way NASA explores Mars. Andrew Dymburt has the story.
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Space X Tests Dragon Parachute System

Space X Tests Dragon Parachute System

NASA (Jan. 17, 2014) — NARRATOR: SpaceX engineers prepared the 12,000 pound Dragon test article to be lifted 8,000 feet from Morro Bay, California and flown out over the Pacific Ocean. SpaceX employees worked around-the-clock on the days leading up to the company's parachute test. Heavy wind, dense fog and high seas along the coast of California didn't deter their enthusiasm as they prepared to test the parachute system that could safely splash down NASA's astronaut crew following an in-flight anomaly. Video provided by NASA
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