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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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy wins major NASA contract for Jupiter moon mission

SpaceX has scored a major NASA contract that will see the commercial spaceflight company launch the Europa Clipper spacecraft to the Jupiter moon Europa.
An illustration showing the Europa Clipper spacecraft.

Meet the startup aiming to outshine SpaceX with reusable, 3D printable rockets

SpaceX has made some huge strides when it comes to launching an recovering reusable rockets, but Relativity Space wants to take the idea a step further
Relativity Space CEO, Tim Ellis, standing next to an enormous 3D printing arm that has produced a rocket component.

Elon Musk to fly to the edge of space with Virgin Galactic

Elon Musk has bought a seat for a flight to the edge of space aboard Virgin Galactic's rocket-powered VSS Unity aircraft.
Richard Branson with Elon Musk.

SpaceX Cargo Dragon splashes down safely off the coast of Florida

An uncrewed SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule carrying research on a return journey from the International Space Station has splashed down off the coast of Florida.
The SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship is pictured approaching the International Space Station June 5, 2021, carrying over 7,300 pounds of new science, supplies and solar arrays to replenish the Expedition 65 crew.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft to get the best bathroom ever

SpaceX will use a newly designed Crew Dragon capsule for its first-ever all-civilian space mission in September. And it will include one very special bathroom.
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Driver ticketed for bolting apparent Starlink dish to car’s hood

A driver was ticketed in California on Friday for bolting what appeared to be a Starlink satellite dish to the vehicle’s hood.
A satellite dish bolted to a car's hood.

How to watch the SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart from the Space Station this week

This Tuesday, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon capsule will depart from the International Space Station, carrying 5,000 lbs of cargo. Here's how to watch.
The SpaceX Cargo Dragon resupply ship is pictured approaching the International Space Station June 5, 2021, carrying over 7,300 pounds of new science, supplies and solar arrays to replenish the Expedition 65 crew.

Watch this unique footage tracking a SpaceX rocket landing

SpaceX has posted unique footage that tracks its first-stage Falcon 9 booster as it comes in to land following a mission on Wednesday, June 30.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 booster coming in to land.

SpaceX reveals date for Starlink global internet coverage

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell has been talking about when the company's Starlink internet service should be able to offer global coverage.
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SpaceX Starlink internet could be coming to an airline near you

In the not-too-distant future, your in-flight internet may be supplied by SpaceX's Starlink service, according to comments made this week by a company executive.
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SpaceX completes 125th successful mission with nighttime booster landing

SpaceX launched a Sirius XM satellite into orbit early this morning, Sunday, May 6, marking the company's 125th successful mission.
Falcon 9 launches SXM-8 to orbit on SpaceX’s 125th successful mission, Sunday, Jun 6 2021.

How to watch the SpaceX launch its SXM-8 mission tomorrow

SpaceX will launch a SiriusXM satellite tomorrow, Sunday, June 6. SpaceX will livestream the event and we've got all the details on how you can watch from home.
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SpaceX Cargo Dragon arrives at space station carrying tiny squid

A SpaceX cargo ship that launched on Thursday, June 3 has arrived safely at the International Space Station (ISS) early this morning, Saturday, June 5.
SpaceX Cargo Dragon approaches the International Space Station on Saturday, June 5.

Watch all the highlights of SpaceX’s latest spacecraft launch to ISS

SpaceX's latest supply mission to the International Space Station got off to a great start on Thursday. Click through to see the main highlights.
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How to watch the SpaceX resupply mission to the ISS today

This week, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon will launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, and we've got the details on how you can watch it live.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:17 a.m. EST on Dec. 6, 2020, carrying the uncrewed cargo Dragon spacecraft on its journey to the International Space Station for NASA and SpaceX’s 21st Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-21) mission. Dragon will deliver more than 6,400 pounds of science investigations and cargo to the orbiting laboratory. The mission marks the first launch for SpaceX under NASA’s CRS-2 contract.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk confirms work on first ocean spaceport

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has confirmed his company is now building its first ocean spaceport for Starship, and retweeted an image of what it could look like.
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SpaceX launched a very special mission exactly one year ago

It has been exactly a year since SpaceX's Demo-2 mission to the International Space Station. Here's a reminder of why it was such a special event.
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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.

SpaceX’s latest launch set new record for rocket’s nose cone

SpaceX is focused on reusing its launch vehicle to lower costs for space travel. We often hear about the successful booster landings, but how about the fairing?
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

Watch SpaceX’s recap of its successful Crew-1 mission to space station

SpaceX has released a new video showing highlights from the historic Crew-1 mission to the ISS that ended successfully earlier this month.
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Why does SpaceX’s droneship livestream cut out when its rocket lands?

SpaceX nailed another Falcon 9 launch and landing on Sunday, May 16, but as usual, the livestream on the droneship cut out just before the rocket touched down.
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SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites, along with rideshare satellites

SpaceX continues to grow its Starlink satellite constellation with its latest launch of a batch of satellites.
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How to watch SpaceX launch Starlink satellites and two payloads tonight

Tonight, SpaceX will be launching a rocket from Florida, and the launch will be streamed live so you can watch along from home.
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SpaceX reveals plan for Starship’s first orbital test flight

A week after SpaceX nailed the first safe landing of its next-gen Starship rocket, the company has revealed plans for the booster’s first orbital test flight.
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NASA and Axiom finalize deal to send first private crew to ISS

NASA and space tourism company Axiom this week finalized a deal that will see the first private crew visit the International Space Station.
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SpaceX sets record with the 10th flight of a Falcon 9 rocket

For the first time, SpaceX has sent a Falcon 9 rocket booster on its 10th flight, marking an important milestone in rocket reusability.
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How to watch Crew-1 astronauts reveal details about their Crew Dragon ride

Following their historic mission, SpaceX's Crew-1 astronauts will talk about their experiences, including how they felt during the ride home on the Crew Dragon.
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Watch SpaceX land its next-gen Starship rocket for first time

SpaceX has successfully landed a prototype of its next-gen Starship rocket, marking a major breakthrough for the company.
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SpaceX’s historic Crew-1 mission in pictures

SpaceX’s Crew-1 astronauts returned home on a Crew Dragon spacecraft on May 2, 2021, after nearly six months in space. Re-live their adventure in pictures.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 crew members are seen seated in the company’s Crew Dragon spacecraft during crew equipment interface training.

Crew-1 astronauts splash down safely off the Florida coast

The four astronauts of Crew-1 have made it home safely from the International Space Station, splashing down off the coast of Florida early this morning.
NASA astronauts Shannon Walker, left, Victor Glover, Mike Hopkins, and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut Soichi Noguchi, right are seen inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon Resilience spacecraft onboard the SpaceX GO Navigator recovery ship shortly after landing in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Panama City, Florida, at 2:56 a.m. EDT May 2, 2021.

SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts return to Earth tomorrow in rare nighttime splashdown

After several delays, the four astronauts comprising the Crew-1 mission are scheduled to return to Earth tomorrow in a rare after-dark splashdown.
Clockwise from bottom right are Expedition 64 Flight Engineers and SpaceX Crew-1 members Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi.

SpaceX scrubs the high altitude test of its SN15 Starship prototype

SpaceX has scrubbed the high altitude test of its Starship prototype, which had been scheduled for Friday. The test will likely be pushed back to next week.
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How to watch the SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts return to Earth this weekend

On May 1, a SpaceX Crew Dragon will depart from the International Space Station carrying four astronauts on a journey home to Earth. Here's how to watch.
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NASA scrubs Wednesday’s return of space station’s Crew-1 astronauts

The return of the International Space Station's Crew-1 astronauts has been delayed by several days due to expected windy conditions in the recovery zone.
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Watch SpaceX fire up its Starship SN15 rocket ahead of next test flight

Watch SpaceX perform a static fire of its Starship SN15 prototype rocket in preparation for its next test flight later this week.
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SpaceX successfully launches four more astronauts to space station

SpaceX has successfully launched four more astronauts to the space station, marking the third time its Crew Dragon spacecraft has carried humans to space.
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How to watch SpaceX launch astronauts to the ISS early Friday

NASA and SpaceX will once again be working together to launch four astronauts to the International Space Station. We've got the details on how to watch.
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’s Crew-2 astronaut launch delayed by 24 hours

Unfavorable weather conditions along the flight path have forced NASA and SpaceX to delay the Crew-2 rocket launch by about 24 hours.
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.

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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