SpaceX’s orbital Starship launch debut could still happen this year

Despite the spectacular demise of a full-scale prototype just days ago, a senior SpaceX engineer and executive believes that Starship could still be ready for its first orbital launch attempt before the end of the year. Even if the first launch attempt fails, that milestone – if realized – would be one of the single […]

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SpaceX, NASA is a light of inspiration for humanity

SpaceX and NASA’s Crew Dragon Demo-2 launch on Saturday was the most-watched online event in the history of the American aerospace organization. Amid challenging times on Earth, differences were set aside to watch two Aerospace entities launch astronauts into space. Approximately 10.3 million people tuned in to watch the mission’s launch on May 30, according […]

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SpaceX’s Starship explosion explained by Elon Musk

Shortly after a briefing following SpaceX’s flawless astronaut launch debut, CEO Elon Musk casually revealed the best explanation yet for why a Starship prototype violently exploded during testing on May 29th. On that fated Saturday, SpaceX successfully completed the fifth static fire of a Raptor engine installed on a full-scale Starship prototype, preceded by about […]

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SpaceX raises more than half a billion dollars for Starship, Starlink programs

In the last three months, SpaceX has managed to raise more than half a billion dollars from private investors, money that will likely go directly into the company’s ambitious Starship and Starlink programs. Despite a huge amount of public focus now placed on SpaceX’s successfully-realized human spaceflight ambitions, said by NASA to have been viewed […]

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SpaceX to ring in Crew Dragon’s success with a Starlink launch and landing

SpaceX wants to ring in the historic success of its Crew Dragon spacecraft the only way it knows how – sending 60-satellite Starlink satellites into orbit and landing another Falcon booster as few as three days after the company’s inaugural astronaut launch. The mission – deemed Starlink-8 – will be SpaceX’s eighth Starlink launch overall […]

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SpaceX, NASA make history ahead of schedule as astronauts reach space station

Less than 19 hours after liftoff and almost 10 minutes ahead of schedule, SpaceX has successfully docked NASA astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for the first time in history, officially returning that capability to the space agency after nearly nine years without it. Demo-2’s docking marks the first time a privately-developed orbital-class spacecraft […]

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LIVESTREAM: Watch SpaceX dock NASA astronauts with an orbital space station

Just 19 hours after lifting off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, SpaceX could be just half an hour away from docking NASA astronauts with a massive orbital space station known as the ISS. Thus far, things have gone spectacularly smoothly. Marking Falcon 9’s first crewed launch ever, things went about as well as they could […]

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SpaceX Crew Dragon astronauts are chasing the space station around Earth

The morning of SpaceX’s most prolific launch – the Crew Dragon Demo-2 mission – began with one question on the mind of many, why did the Falcon 9 rocket have just one second, and one second only, to launch NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS)? A simplified answer […]

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SpaceX makes history as first private company to launch NASA astronauts into orbit

SpaceX has become the first private company in history to launch astronauts into orbit, overcoming myriad industry, bureaucratic, technical, and weather hurdles to send NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley on their way to the International Space Station (ISS). A milestone either 6, 10, or 18 years in the making depending on how one […]

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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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