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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Meet SpaceX’s Crew-2 astronauts before they blast off to space

As part of the build-up to SpaceX's Crew-2 launch on Thursday, NASA has released a video featuring a series of quick-fire questions for the astronauts.
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NASA keeping an eye on weather forecast for SpaceX’s crewed launch on Thursday

SpaceX and NASA will send another four astronauts to the International Space Station early Thursday, so long as the weather is fine. So what's the forecast?
The crew for the second long-duration SpaceX Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station, NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2, are pictured during a training session at the SpaceX training facility in Hawthorne, California. From left are, Mission Specialist Thomas Pesquet of the (ESA (European Space Agency); Pilot Megan McArthur of NASA; Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA; and Mission Specialist Akihiko Hoshide of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency.

SpaceX performs Falcon 9 static fire test ahead of second crew mission to ISS

SpaceX has performed a static fire test of its Falcon 9 rocket ahead of the second operational flight of the Crew Dragon to the International Space Station.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft onboard is seen on the launch pad at Launch Complex 39A during a brief static fire test ahead of NASA’s SpaceX Crew-2 mission, Saturday, April 17, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

SpaceX will develop the lander to carry NASA astronauts to the moon

NASA has selected SpaceX to develop a lander to take humans to the moon's surface, called the human landing system (HLS), in a contract worth $2.89 billion.
Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program.

How to watch Doug and Bob’s SpaceX rocket blast off again on Wednesday

The Falcon 9 rocket that blasted SpaceX’s first-ever astronauts into space in August 2019 is about to lift off the launch pad again. Here's how to watch.
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Elon Musk reveals cause of latest SpaceX Starship failure

SpaceX is still working hard to land one of its Starship prototypes without having to endure the spectacle of it going up in a ball of flames. Four high-altitude test flights over the last four months have seen SpaceX’s next-generation rocket achieve much in the air, including stable flight and the all-important flip during descent […]
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How to watch ISS astronauts take Crew Dragon on its shortest trip ever

Four space station astronauts are about to jump inside the Crew Dragon and go on a ride lasting less than an hour. Here's how you can watch.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training.

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft to get a glass dome for panoramic views

A new version of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon will include a glass dome offering those traveling aboard the capsule panoramic views of Earth, the moon, and beyond.
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SpaceX’s big Starship high altitude test delayed until Monday

SpaceX will soon perform a test on its Starship SN11 prototype in which it is launched 6 miles into the air before coming down and attempting a clean landing.
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SpaceX and NASA act to avoid Starlink collisions in orbit

SpaceX and NASA have reached an agreement aimed at avoiding collisions in orbit that would create more space debris that could potentially endanger human life.
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Next-gen SpaceX Super Heavy rocket shown off in Elon Musk tweet

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has tweeted a photo showing for the first time a stacked Super Heavy rocket, set to become the most powerful launch vehicle ever.
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SpaceX targets this summer for first Starship orbital flight

SpaceX reportedly has a plan to send its Starship and Super Heavy rocket system on its first orbital flight by July 1, 2021.
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SpaceX uses rocket booster for record 9th time in Starlink launch

SpaceX launched a batch of Starlink satellites and successfully caught the rocket's first stage for reuse for a record ninth time.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

How to watch SpaceX’s Starlink launch early tomorrow morning

SpaceX is gearing up for another launch of Starlink satellites, with plans for a launch scheduled early in the morning of Sunday, March 14.
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SpaceX’s Starlink internet service expands to more countries

SpaceX is about to launch its internet-from-space Starlink service in more countries, and also expand the coverage area in its existing locations.
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SpaceX plans to beam its Starlink internet to vehicles, not just homes

SpaceX wants to beam internet from its Starlink satellites to vehicles on Earth, including aircraft, ships, large trucks, and RVs.
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SpaceX just nailed the first Starship rocket landing. Then it exploded

In its third high-altitude test flight, a prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship landed successfully for the first time. But minutes later, it exploded.
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SpaceX private moon mission has eight free seats up for grabs

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa has bought all the seats on a private SpaceX mission set for 2023, and he's offering eight of them to members of the public.
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How to watch SpaceX’s 20th Starlink launch tonight

Tonight, SpaceX will launch its twentieth batch of Starlink satellites using a Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida. Here's how to watch.
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Elon Musk reveals upcoming internet speeds for Starlink service

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has been tweeting some interesting details on expected improvements to Starlink, the company's space-based internet service.
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SpaceX astronaut to become the youngest American to orbit Earth

SpaceX has announced Hayley Arceneaux as the second crew member for its first all-civilian tourism flight that will fly four people to Earth orbit this year.
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We’re going to the red planet! All the past, present, and future missions to Mars

A detailed list of all operational and planned missions to Mars, along with explanations of their objectives.

FAA investigation finds SpaceX explosion ‘did not endanger the public’

The FAA has closed its investigation into SpaceX and found that an explosion during testing of the Starship rocket prototype did not put the public in danger.
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SpaceX loses Falcon 9 booster in rare landing mishap

SpaceX earlier this week lost a Falcon 9 booster when it failed to reach a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The landing mishap was its first since March 2020.
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Elon Musk rates chances of Starship’s next test flight not crashing

SpaceX's first two attempts at safely landing its next-gen Starship rocket ended in fireballs, so what are the chances of it landing safely in its third test?
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How to watch a double feature rocket launch tonight: SpaceX and Progress 77

If you're looking for some romantic entertainment this Valentine's Day, then two separate rockets are launching tonight. And what's more romantic than rockets?
Russia's Progress 76 resupply ship, packed with nearly three tons of food, fuel and supplies, approaches the International Space Station above the eastern European nation of Ukraine on July 23, 2020.

SpaceX expands Starlink internet service. Here’s how to pre-order

SpaceX started a low-key beta test of its Starlink internet service last summer, and now the company is expanding its reach to more customers.
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SpaceX’s ISS astronauts have just achieved a new record

Four astronauts on the space station have just surpassed a long-standing U.S record for the most days spent in space by a crew launched aboard a U.S. capsule.
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SpaceX will launch NASA’s SPHEREx astrophysics survey mission

NASA has announced it has selected SpaceX to launch the SPHEREx mission, which will of the sky to uncover clues about the beginning of the universe.
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SpaceX’s Starlink internet service now has more than 10,000 users

SpaceX's growing satellite constellation has enabled it to offer its Starlink internet service to more than 10,000 beta users to date.
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Watch another Starship flight test end in another Starship explosion

A prototype of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket enjoyed a successful test flight on Tuesday, but exploded after a heavy landing — just like last time.
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Fancy a free seat on SpaceX’s first space tourism mission?

SpaceX has announced Inspiration4, a space tourism adventure that will take four people into Earth orbit later this year. And there are free seats available.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

NASA and SpaceX will send next batch of astronauts to ISS in April

NASA and SpaceX have announced the date for the next launch of astronauts to the ISS using the recently-developed Crew Dragon capsule.
Members of the SpaceX Crew-2 mission to the International Space Station participated in training in Hawthorne, California, on Jan. 11, 2021. Pictured from left are ESA (European Space Agency) astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronauts Megan McArthur and Shane Kimbrough, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Akihiko Hoshide.

FAA is reportedly investigating SpaceX over its Starship tests

Reports suggest the FAA wasn't happy with SpaceX's recent high-altitude test of its Starship prototype which ended in a dramatic explosion.
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SpaceX mission deploys record number of satellites and nails landing

SpaceX dropped another mission in the record books over the weekend when it deployed the highest number of satellites into orbit in a single rocket launch.
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SpaceX Starship prototype is almost ready for its big high-altitude test

SpaceX is almost ready for the next test of its Starship SN9 prototype: The high-altitude test, in which the rocket will fire its engines and rise into the air.
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How to watch SpaceX launch its Transporter-1 mission today

SpaceX is gearing up for a launch for its SmallSat Rideshare Program today, when it will deploy 133 spacecraft into orbit.
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How to watch SpaceX launch its first Starlink mission of 2021

SpaceX is targeting Wednesday, January 20 for its first Starlink mission of 2021. Here's how you can watch it live online.
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SpaceX needs to swap two engines out of Starship prototype before test flight

Elon Musk has revealed SpaceX needs to swap out two engines from its Starship prototype before moving on to its big test in which the rocket takes to the air.
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Watch SpaceX fire up its Starship rocket ahead of next high-altitude flight

SpaceX has test fired the engines of its next-generation Starship rocket ahead of its second high-altitude test flight after the first one ended in a fireball.
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How to watch the upgraded SpaceX Dragon capsule depart space station

After just over a month docked at the ISS, SpaceX’s upgraded Cargo Dragon spacecraft is about to undock and return to Earth loaded with experiments.
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SpaceX’s new Cargo Dragon splashdown will deliver science cargo faster than ever

SpaceX's newly upgraded Cargo Dragon capsule will soon be returning from the International Space Station, carrying the results of scientific experiments.
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2020 was full of giant leaps for mankind’s return to crewed space missions

In 2020, humanity laid the foundation for an exciting new era. Thanks to these breakthroughs and major milestones, manned space travel is set for a comeback.
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Elon Musk reveals ambitious SpaceX plan for landing Super Heavy booster

SpaceX is already skilled at landing its Falcon 9 rockets soon after launch, but its idea for landing its next-gen Super Heavy booster sounds more challenging.
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SpaceX footage shows recent Starship rocket test in stunning detail

SpaceX has released its most detailed footage yet showing the key stages of its Starship prototype test flight that took place earlier this month.
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Watch SpaceX launch and land its rocket at end of record-breaking year

SpaceX wrapped up 2020 with a successful spy-satellite mission on Saturday. Check out the awesome footage of its final launch and landing of the year.
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How to watch SpaceX launch its NROL-108 Mission this morning

SpaceX will shortly be launching another mission this morning, launching a satellite for the United States National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).
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