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Elon Musk Releases SpaceX Photos Into the Wild

SpaceX founder responds to tweeted request for free use of the photos.


Just a few hours after SpaceX announced that it would allow people to use photos under a Creative Commons license, founder Elon Musk changed his mind.

It happened shortly after Musk tweeted the announcement. This was one of the responses he received:

Musk responded about an hour later:

This isn’t the first time Musk has shown he listens to customers (and fans) who have some ideas on things he could improve. Last summer he responded to a full-page ad placed in the Palo Alto Daily News by two Tesla owners who had some suggestions on how to make the cars better, like adding more cup holders.

Space X falcon-9-and-ses-8-launch-from-spacexs-launch-pad-at-cape-canaveral

SpaceX was listening to pleas from space buffs asking the company to follow NASA’s lead and release photos into the public domain instead of copyrighting them.

SpaceX recently posted more than 100 photos to its new Flickr account and has even more images on its website.

Here are a few more of the photos you can now freely use:

Space X crs-3-dragon-berthed-to-station

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