The Elon Musk founded company is using the flight as a test, before it plans to put two astronauts on board later this year.
The company said it will “part ways” with some of its manpower, citing “extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead.”
Falcon 9 rocket launched by billionaire Elon Musk's company carries US Air Force's most powerful GPS satellite ever built, from Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Launch of long-delayed navigation satellite halted due to strong upper-level winds and next launch attempt would be on Sunday, officials of Elon Musk's company say.
The billionaire entrepreneur took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost tunnel pioneered by his firm, the Boring Company. Musk is touting tunnels as a solution to Los Angeles' traffic woes.
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa will be the first private passenger of Elon Musk's SpaceX which is scheduled for blastoff in 2023.
Tesla CEO Musk uses his Twitter account to jab the Securities and Exchange Commission, the same agency that went after him for an August 7 tweet in which he declared he had secured financing for a Tesla buyout.
Elon Musk and Tesla have agreed to pay a total of $40 million for duping investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company. He will also resign as the chairman of the Tesla board.
Elon Musk, the founder and chief executive of Tesla and other companies faces securities fraud charges over a tweet which regulators said misled investors about taking the electric automaker private.
On reaching space in SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, Japanese lunar exploration startup Ispace plans to orbit its lunar lander around the moon and, in its second mission, land two rovers on the moon's surface.
Elon Musk's space transportation company announces fashion magnate, Yusaku Maezawa, will be the first private passenger to fly on a monster rocket around the Moon as early as 2023.
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