Elon Musk terminates Twitter deal | LiveNOW from FOX

Elon Musk won’t be buying Twitter after all, apparently. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO is calling off the $44-billion deal, accusing the company of "false and misleading representations." The move was not a surprise to many based on Musk’s comments about the number of fake accounts on the social media platform. His team in recent weeks had tussled with Twitter over "spam bots" and threatened to walk away from the deal if the company couldn’t show that less than 5% of its daily active users are automated spam accounts.

First all private crew successfully docks at Int'l Space Station | LiveNOW from FOX

LiveNOW from FOX's Rain Augustine chats with FOX Weather's Brandy Campbell about the Ax-1 mission. Four civilian astronauts will stay in space for at least 10 days, with at least eight days on the space station, where López-Alegría, Connor, Pathy, and Stibbe will perform experiments, participate in educational and public relations outreach activities, and enjoy their time in orbit.

SpaceX launches first 2022 mission in daytime Florida sky

A perfect launch to start the year for SpaceX. A Falcon 9 rocket will carry a batch of Starlink satellites into orbit from the Kennedy Space Center's pad 39A. The space agency said Starlink delivers high-speed broadband Internet to locations where access has been unreliable or completely unavailable, "ideally suited for areas of the globe where connectivity has typically been a challenge."

Full briefing following successful launch of astronauts to ISS | NewsNOW from FOX

SpaceX’s Crew-2 is headed for the International Space Station after a successful pre-dawn launch on Friday. The Falcon 9 rocket thundered into the morning sky from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:49 a.m. ET. "I couldn't be more proud of the Commercial Crew Program, and the SpaceX team, and the NASA team and what they've been able to do to enable reliable, safe, effective transportation to and from station," Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk said at a press conference earlier this week. Before the liftoff, NASA tweeted a video of the International Space Station flying over the Kennedy Space Center. The mission marks SpaceX’s third crewed flight in partnership with NASA, following its previous launch Crew-1 and Demo-2 missions. The launch also marks the first time that SpaceX reuses a rocket and a capsule for a mission.

Successful Liftoff: NASA, SpaceX launches 4 astronauts to the International Space Station

SpaceX’s Crew-2 is headed for the International Space Station after a successful pre-dawn launch on Friday. The Falcon 9 rocket thundered into the morning sky from Launch Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 5:49 a.m. ET. "I couldn't be more proud of the Commercial Crew Program, and the SpaceX team, and the NASA team and what they've been able to do to enable reliable, safe, effective transportation to and from station," Acting NASA Administrator Steve Jurczyk said at a press conference earlier this week. The mission marks SpaceX’s third crewed flight in partnership with NASA, following its previous launch Crew-1 and Demo-2 missions. The launch also marks the first time that SpaceX reuses a rocket and a capsule for a mission.

Biden nominates former Sen. Bill Nelson as NASA Head

The Biden administration has tapped Former Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson to lead NASA. Nelson represented Florida’s Space Coast during his nearly two decades on Capitol Hill, where he was one of the space agency’s most vocal supporters. Nelson, as NASA administrator, will be tasked with leading the agency as it races to return American astronauts to the moon under the Trump-era Artemis program. The White House, last month, said it supports the Artemis Program, which aims to land the first woman and the next man on the moon by 2024.

NASA, SpaceX launch of the Crew-2 mission to ISS now targeted for Friday | NewsNOW from FOX

NASA blog, Twitter break the news that the launch of the Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station has been pushed back to Friday, April 23, 2021. NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 5:49 a.m. EDT Friday, April 23, for the launch of the agency’s Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station due to unfavorable weather conditions along the flight path on Thursday. Although conditions around the launch site were expected to be favorable for liftoff, mission teams also must consider conditions along the flight path and recovery area in the unlikely event of a launch escape. For a launch April 23, the U.S. Space Force 45th Weather Squadron predicts a 90% chance of favorable weather conditions at the launch pad for liftoff of the Crew-2 mission based on Falcon 9 Crew Dragon launch weather criteria. Conditions also are expected to improve along the flight path and recovery area for the mission. The primary weather concerns for the launch area will be liftoff winds.