SpaceX

SpaceX is arguably one of the most innovative aerospace organizations on the planet right now. Over the course of the past decade, the company’s reusable rocket technologies have significantly lowered the cost of sending a payload into orbit. But reusable rockets are just the beginning. SpaceX, helmed by the infamous tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, now has plans for much grander things — including a global network of internet satellites, an interplanetary transport system, and even a crewed mission to Mars. Strap in. It’s only going to get crazier from here.

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Stunning photo shows SpaceX rocket rising above Florida fog

SpaceX's most recent rocket launch took place at the weekend in thick fog at Cape Canaveral in Florida, and the resulting imagery is absolutely stunning.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

Watch highlights of SpaceX Crew-3’s arrival at the space station

SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts have arrived safely at the space station following a 10-hour rocket and spacecraft ride from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying the Crew-3 astronauts, approaches the ISS.

Watch the key moments of SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch to space station

NASA and SpaceX have launched the Crew-3 astronauts to the International Space Station, lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday night.
SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts heading to space.

How to watch NASA launch SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts tonight

SpaceX is about to send four more astronauts to the International Space Station, and we have all the information you need to watch the launch in real time.
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SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts splash down in safe return home

SpaceX’s Crew-2 astronauts have undocked from the International Space Station and are on their way home after six months in space.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying the Crew-2 astronauts.

SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts can’t use Crew Dragon toilet on trip home

A faulty Crew Dragon toilet means that astronauts returning from space next week will have to cross their legs or use an "undergarment" if they need to go.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

NASA sets new SpaceX Crew-3 launch date after second delay

NASA has delayed the launch of SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station while one of the astronauts deals with a "minor" medical issue.
SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts.

SpaceX Crew-3 launch delayed until Wednesday due to incoming storm

NASA has announced that the launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station will be delayed until Wednesday, November 3.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts participate in a countdown dress rehearsal at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 28, 2021, to prepare for the upcoming Crew-3 launch. The astronauts are at Launch Pad 39A with the Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon behind them during the rehearsal.

NASA eyes weather for SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch. Here’s how it’s looking

NASA needs calm and stable weather conditions for SpaceX's crewed launch to the International Space Station early Sunday. Here's how it's looking.
The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule on the launchpad ahead of the Crew-3 mission.

Watch SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts answer rapid-fire questions

Watch SpaceX's Crew-3 astronauts answer some fun questions before they blast off to the International Space Station this weekend.
The four astronauts heading to the space station in October 2021.

SpaceX ‘Gateway to Mars’ video shows off its Starship spacecraft

SpaceX has released a new video showing off its Starship spacecraft that it believes will one day transport astronauts to Mars.
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Watch NASA’s trailer for SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch on Saturday

NASA has released a trailer highlighting SpaceX's Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station on Sunday, October 31.
The four astronauts heading to the space station in October 2021.

Meet NASA’s Crew-3, who are getting ready for a Halloween launch to the ISS

A new group of astronauts will soon be journeying to the International Space Station, traveling aboard a brand-new SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The official crew portrait of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission: (from left) Commander Raja Chari and pilot Thomas Mashburn, both NASA astronauts. Mission specialist Matthias Maurer of ESA (European Space Agency). Mission specialist Kayla Barron of NASA.

iPhone in space: SpaceX crew shares Earth image shot on Apple’s handset

An iPhone recently found its way to space as part of SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission, which last month became the world’s first all-civilian orbital trip.
A photo of Earth shot from space using an iPhone 12.

See SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft streaking through the sky as it returns to Earth

An uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft has returned from the International Space Station (ISS), splashing down off the coast of Florida.
Dragon reenters Earth’s atmosphere before splashing down off the coast of Florida – completing the fifth reentry of a Dragon spacecraft this year,

Final episode of SpaceX docuseries lands on Netflix

The final episode of a docuseries following SpaceX’s historic all-civilian mission has just landed on Netflix.
The civilians aboard the Inspiration4 for Countdown Inspiration4: Mission to Space.

NASA reveals date for SpaceX’s next astronaut launch

NASA has adjusted the launch date for its Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station using SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The four astronauts heading to the space station in October 2021.

Check out these cool Earth images taken from higher up than the ISS

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew has shared the most detailed Earth images yet captured during the three-day orbital mission earlier this month.
Earth as seen from the Crew Dragon during the Inspiration4 mission.

An alarm sounded during SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission. Here’s why

It’s emerged that SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew experienced an emergency situation during their three days in space earlier this month.
The all-civilian crew heading to space in September 2021.

SpaceX crewmember has colorful response to first view of Earth

As the first all-civilian crew aboard a SpaceX spacecraft caught their first glimpse of Earth through the cupola, one of them uttered an unforgettable response.
A view of the Crew Dragon's cupola in space.

All-civilian SpaceX crew took this out-of-this-world selfie

SpaceX's first rocket-riding space tourists have posted a selfie with one heck of a backdrop. The crew returned safely home on Sunday after three days in space.
SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew in orbit.

Watch the best bits from SpaceX’s historic all-civilian mission

Check out the highlights of SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, including the launch, the stunning views, and a crew member's impromptu ukulele performance.
Jared Isaacman looking out out of the Crew Dragon's cupola.

SpaceX Inspiration4 civilian crew land safely off Florida coast

SpaceX's first all-civilian crew has splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean following a three-day trip to orbit.
The Inspiration4 crew splashdown safely off the coast of Florida at 7:06 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 18.

Inspiration4 crew shares an update on their mission from orbit

The crew of SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, has shared an update on how they have been spending their time in orbit.
The Inspiration4 crew answering questions while in orbit aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.

How to watch the all-civilian Inspiration4 crew return to Earth today

SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, will be splashing down in the Atlantic ocean today and you can watch along from home.
The Inspiration4 crew that will be heading to space in September.

SpaceX tracker lets you see real-time location of all-civilian space crew

SpaceX has launched an online tool showing the real-time location of its first all-civilian crew as they orbit Earth aboard its Crew Dragon spacecraft.
SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission tracker.

First view from new Crew Dragon shows marble-like Earth

SpaceX has posted the first footage of its all-civilian mission in orbit, with the Crew Dragon's new all-glass observatory dome offering a spectacular view.
The glass dome on SpaceX's modified Crew Dragon spacecraft.

SpaceX successfully launches the first all-civilian crew to space

SpaceX has launched the first all-civilian crew to space, with the four crewmates blasting off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night.
SpaceX launching the Inspiration4 mission.

How to watch SpaceX launch its first all-civilian mission

SpaceX is about to launch its first all-civilian crew to space in a mission that will orbit Earth for three days. Here's how to watch.
The all-civilian crew heading to space in September 2021.

Meet SpaceX’s Inspiration4 crew in pre-launch Q&A session

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew looked relaxed and ready to go to space as they took questions from the press just hours from launch.
SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew taking questions from the press.

SpaceX eyes weather for first civilian orbital mission on Wednesday

SpaceX needs decent weather to launch its first all-civilian orbital mission on Wednesday, September 15. So how's it looking?
The all-civilian crew heading to space in September 2021.

Launch of SpaceX Inspiration4 mission pushed back by a day

The crew of SpaceX's first all-civilian mission, Inspiration4, will wait a little longer to go into space as the mission launch has been delayed by a day.
The Inspiration4 crew recently arrived in Florida ahead of the mission launch.

SpaceX’s first space tourism mission is ready for launch on September 15

SpaceX's first purely civilian mission, Inspiration4, has passed its readiness review, with the flight ready to go ahead in the next couple of weeks.
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Netflix drops trailer for docuseries on SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission

Check out the trailer for this month's Netflix docuseries following SpaceX's first all-civilian mission that will send four passengers into orbit.
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Watch this dramatic SpaceX footage of a rocket landing through dark clouds

SpaceX has released dramatic footage of its Falcon 9 first-stage booster descending through dark clouds during its landing phase on Sunday.
A Falcon 9 booster landing through dark clouds.

This is the glass dome on SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule

SpaceX has unveiled the glass dome that will become part of its new Crew Dragon spacecraft. The first mission using the dome will launch this month.
Dragon Cupola

SpaceX launches Cargo Dragon to ISS, catches booster on new ship for first time

SpaceX has launched a Cargo Dragon resupply ship to the ISS, as well as catching a booster with its new droneship A Shortfall of Gravitas for the first time.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches the Cargo Dragon spacecraft toward the International Space Station.

SpaceX resupply mission to ISS delayed until tomorrow due to weather

SpaceX had been due to launch a resupply mission to the International Space Station this morning, but the launch has been delayed due to poor weather.
The Falcon 9 rocket form SpaceX with the Cargo Dragon spacecraft atop stands at the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX reaches 100K Starlink customers. Here’s how to sign up

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starlink, its internet-from-space service, has now shipped 100,000 terminals to customers, boosting its base by 90,000 in six months.
A Starlink dish.

OneWeb launches more internet satellites to take on SpaceX’s Starlink

OneWeb has deployed more internet satellites as it edges toward the launch of a service similar to SpaceX's Starlink, which beams broadband from space.
An Arianespace Soyuz rocket launches from Kazakhstan.

How to watch SpaceX launch its 23rd resupply mission to the ISS next week

Next week, SpaceX is scheduled to send another cargo delivery to the International Space Station, and we've got the details on how you can watch along at home.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Dragon cargo capsule soars upward after lifting off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on June 3, 2021, during the company's 22nd Commercial Resupply Services mission for NASA to the International Space Station.

Check out some of the science heading to the ISS this month

SpaceX is launching another cargo mission to the space station later this month, with the consignment including numerous science experiments for the crew.
International Space Station

Musk’s ‘dream come true’: See the SpaceX Starship stacked for the first time

This week, SpaceX's Starship was stacked on top of the enormous Super Heavy booster, with the prototype loaded into place for the first time.
SpaceX's Starship is stacked for the first time on 6 August 2021.

Elon Musk shares photos of Super Heavy’s trip to launchpad

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has tweeted photos of its next-generation Super Heavy rocket being transported to the launchpad at its Starbase facility in South Texas.
SpaceX's Super Heavy rocket being transported to the launchpad.

Netflix documentary to feature SpaceX’s first all-civilian mission

Netflix has announced a documentary series following the trials and tribulations of the first all-civilian space trip.
The all-civilian crew heading to space in September 2021.

SpaceX takes big step toward Super Heavy’s first orbital flight

SpaceX is in the latter stages of preparing its massively powerful Super Heavy rocket for flight, fixing 29 Raptor engines to its base.
A black and white photograph of SpaceX's Super Heavy Raptor engines.

Watch Jeff Bezos cause audience chuckles in 2000 talk about going to space

Watch Jeff Bezos prompt laughter from an audience in a 2000 interview when he said he wanted to get in a rocket and fly to space.
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