SpaceX is an American aerospace manufacturing and space transporting giant. The company was established by Elon Musk in 2002.The goal behind Spacex was to reduce space transportation costs and to make in habitation on Mars possible. Over the years, SpaceX has developed multiple launch vehicles and rocket engines. It also developed the Dragon cargo spacecraft and the Starlink satellite constellation.
Over the time, SpaceX has earned a reputation for its endowments for enhancing space transportation. Spacex launched the first ever privately funded liquid-propellant rocket, Falcon 1 to reach orbit, in 2008. It was also the first ever private company to launch, orbit and recover a spacecraft. Spacex is also the first organization to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station.
The SpaceX Starship system is a metamorphic, super heavy-lift launch vehicle. The Starship system has a booster stage called Super Heavy and a second stage known as Starship. The second stage will be made as a long-duration cargo ship and will be turned into passenger-carrying spacecraft eventually. The spacecraft will also work as an in-space long-duration orbital spaceship.
Starship is also supposed to work as the primary SpaceX orbital vehicle. SpaceX will gradually replace Falcon 9 and SpaceX Dragon 2 as orbital vehicles. Starship will take cargo to orbit at lower than any other launch vehicle. Elon Musk had predicted that the total cost of a launch could drop as low as US$2 million.
Starship SN-10 prototype lands, then explodes shortly after
Spacex Starship’s latest prototype SN-10 rocket completed its first booming landing on Wednesday. Although, the rocket exploded shortly after and was destroyed and engulfed in fire. The cause of the explosion is thought to be a fire caught in its fuel tank.
The Starship SN-10 prototype took off from Boca Chica, Texas on Wednesday. The rocket flew up to 6 miles then returned to its landing pad. Despite the accident, the scientists at Spacex have not lost their hope.
This test take off will assist in progressing the launch vehicle. There were no injuries or mishaps reported in the explosion.
SpaceX Internship: everything you need to know
SpaceX has always provided propitious opportunities to the talented space enthusiasts. SpaceX offers yearly internship programs. It provides you with a chance to actively engage in transforming space research and making humans a multiplanetary being.
SpaceX Internship eligibility and duration
If you want to apply for an internship at SpaceX, you must be enrolled at an accredited four-year university or within 6 month post-graduation. You can also be enrolled in a graduate program. According to the norms of the U.S. Government space technology export, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S. You can also be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.
SpaceX internships are paid and are of 3-6 months. The applicant must have either the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science or Juris Doctor or Master of Business Administration or Master of Science or Doctor of Philosophy. You must have an industry experience of 2-5 years.
Minimum GPA required is 3.50-3.99.
If you are interested in applying to SpaceX’s internships, you can do so through the SpaceX Careers website The applicant must include their resume, and relevant work examples. Your resume should include – University name, degree and major(s), cumulative GPA, and graduation date, all prior relevant internships/co-ops or jobs, relevant project team involvement and role on the team. Head over here for all the details.
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