SpaceX Crew Dragon spaceship to bring NASA astronauts home this summer

Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley launched to the space station on May 30, for an indeterminate amount of time. Their stay on orbit depends upon a few different factors, including solar array degradation, the status of the next Crew Dragon, and landing zone weather. While Bob and Doug do not yet have a definitive return […]

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SpaceX deploys rocket recovery fleet for next Starlink launch

So far this year, SpaceX has launched nine missions, including sending two astronauts to the International Space Station. But the California-based rocket builder is not slowing down. On the heels of two successful missions just days apart, SpaceX is preparing to launch its 10th rocket of the year. Estimated for liftoff from Space Launch Complex […]

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SpaceX record-setting booster returns to Port in remarkable condition (photos)

SpaceX has successfully recovered its second Falcon 9 in less than a week. Just four days after it launched, booster B1049 returned to sailed into Port Canaveral. The veteran booster is the first to launch and successfully land five times. On June 3, at 9:25 p.m. EDT (0125 GMT on June 4), B1049 took to […]

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SpaceX sets target on rapid Starship development as Mars gains focus

On May 30, SpaceX did something no other private company has: launch astronauts on its own rocket to the International Space Station. The aerospace company was founded 18 years ago, with the goal of sending people into space. It’s president and CEO, Elon Musk, constantly talks about his dreams of making humanity a multi-planet species. […]

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SpaceX Starship SN4 prototype explodes in dramatic fireball

SpaceX’s latest Starship prototype, SN4, exploded today following a static fire test. The explosion happened around 1:49 p.m. CDT (11849 GMT), at the company’s testing site in South Texas. The incident produced a massive fireball, which erupted about a minute after the brief static fire test. Today’s test is the fifth static fire test of […]

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SpaceX’s next crewed mission gets a tentative date

SpaceX’s first launch of Crew Dragon with astronauts on board may have to wait a few more days to get off the ground, but that doesn’t mean that the company isn’t already looking forward to the future. Following Demo-2, and if all goes as planned, NASA is expected to certify the Crew Dragon spacecraft for […]

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SpaceX, NASA complete one final dress rehearsal before historic liftoff

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule will carry humans into orbit for the first time, in just three days. In preparation for that historic liftoff, it’s initial passengers — NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley — put on their spacesuits for a trial run.  The dress rehearsal was the final practice run ahead of the big […]

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SpaceX fires up rocket in final test before astronaut launch on May 27

SpaceX and NASA are busy preparing for the first crewed launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. As the countdown ticks away, teams are conducting final checks on the launch vehicle. This week, the Falcon 9 rolled out to the launch pad. Engineers conducted a final engine test ahead of the rocket’s big flight. […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon has made its way to the launch pad (Photos)

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft and its Falcon 9 launcher rolled to the launch pad on May 21. A few hours later, the rocket went vertical, standing 215 feet tall on its perch atop Pad 39A. From here, SpaceX will conduct a static fire test of the rocket’s main engines on Friday, May 22. During that […]

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SpaceX teases exciting look at Crew Dragon mated with Falcon 9 rocket (Photos)

SpaceX and NASA are going full-steam ahead towards the first astronaut launch from U.S. soil in nearly a decade. To that end, SpaceX has moved its Crew Dragon spacecraft to the hangar at Pad 39A for final launch preparations. The craft is set to launch on May 27, at 4:33 p.m. EDT (2033 GMT), kicking […]

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