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Elon Musk Sued for Harassment by Former SpaceX Employees

Fired SpaceX engineers have filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk for sexual harassment and retaliation in California state court, escalating their multifront legal battle with the billionaire chief executive and his aerospace company. “Musk knowingly and purposefully created an unwelcome …

SpaceX Forced Workers to Sign Illegal Severance Agreements, Claims NLRB

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has been accused by a U.S. labor agency of requiring employees who were laid off or fired from the rocket and satellite maker to sign unlawful agreements barring them from disparaging the company and joining class-action lawsuits …

SpaceX Accused of Sexual Harassment as Fight With Ex-Employees Intensifies

Executives at Elon Musk’s SpaceX discriminated against women, joked about sexual harassment and fired workers for raising concerns, seven former employees allege in California civil rights complaints viewed by Bloomberg. The California-based workers, who were fired in 2022 after circulating …

SpaceX Launched its Giant New Rocket but Explosions End the Second Test Flight

SpaceX launched its mega rocket Starship but lost both the booster and the spacecraft in a pair of explosions minutes into Saturday’s test flight. The rocketship reached space following liftoff from South Texas before communication suddenly was lost. SpaceX officials …

At SpaceX, Worker Injuries Soar in Elon Musk’s Rush to Mars

One windy night at Elon Musk’s SpaceX facility in McGregor, Texas, Lonnie LeBlanc and his co-workers realized they had a problem. They needed to transport foam insulation to the rocket company’s main hangar but had no straps to secure the …

FAA in Contact with SpaceX After Booster Rocket Fire

WASHINGTON –– The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said Tuesday it was in “close contact” with SpaceX as the company reviewed a fire that occurred as part of its Super Heavy booster rocket development, but that the agency was barred from …

Launching Into Space? Not So Fast. Insurers Balk At New Coverage

An ever-swelling amount of space debris is threatening satellites that hover around Earth, making insurers leery of offering coverage to the devices that transmit texts, maps, videos and scientific data, industry sources said. Thousands of new satellites are being launched …

SpaceX Starship Lands Upright, Then Explodes in Latest Test

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX’s futuristic Starship looked like it aced a touchdown Wednesday, but then exploded on the landing pad with so much force that it was hurled into the air. The failure occurred just minutes after SpaceX …

SpaceX Starship Prototype Rocket Explodes on Landing After Test Launch

A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday, in a repeat of an accident that destroyed a previous test rocket. The Starship SN9 that blew …

Cave Explorer Dubbed ‘Pedo Guy’ Describes Hurt, Humiliation

LOS ANGELES — A British cave explorer who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year testified Wednesday that Elon Musk branded him a pedophile and sullied his reputation. Vernon Unsworth choked …