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Israel makes history with launch of Beresheet lunar spacecraft

Friday morning at 3:45 a.m. Israel time marked the beginning of a new era for Israeli space research with the launch of the first Israeli spacecraft heading to the moon.

SpaceX set for its first orbital test flight of Crew Dragon

Cape Canaveral - Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has moved its first Dragon spaceship designed for astronauts to the launch pad ahead of an uncrewed test flight that's just weeks away.

Falcon 9 with Telstar communications satellite launches tonight

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX will launch a powerful Telstar communications satellite into orbit early Sunday morning (July 22), testing out the spaceflight company's new Block 5 version of the Falcon 9 rocket for the second time.

Final Block 4 Falcon 9 to launch cargo mission to ISS on Friday

NASA and SpaceX officials have briefed reporters on tomorrow's launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Florida's Space Coast set for 5:42:42 a.m. EDT (0942:42 GMT) from Cape Canaveral's Complex 40 launch pad.

Meet SpaceX's Crew Dragon that will carry astronauts into space

At first glance, the Crew Dragon space capsule looks like something out of a Star Trek movie, but it's the real thing. This is the spacecraft that SpaceX will fly during its Demonstration Mission 1 flight test later this summer.

SpaceX will put two major payloads into orbit with Falcon 9 today

Los Angeles - Later today, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will launch from Vandenberg AFB in California carrying two payloads - five Iridium NEXT telephone relay stations and two for NASA and a German research agency.

SpaceX launches Block 5 rocket primed for future crewed missions

Cape Canaveral - An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, called the Block 5, made its debut launch on Friday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit. The Block 5 will carry NASA crewed missions to the ISS.

SpaceX first — Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

Cape Canaveral - Elon Musk's SpaceX chalked up another first today, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a supply run to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA.

SpaceX rocket to put mysterious payload into orbit November 16

Hawthorne - Space Exploration Technologies Corp or SpaceX is set to launch its most secretive payload yet, a classified government satellite built by defense contractor Northrop Grumman.

SpaceX to launch heaviest payload yet with Inmarsat-5 satellite

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket will be carrying its heaviest payload yet when the launch of the Inmarsat-5 F4 communications satellite from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida takes place Monday night.

Another first — SpaceX launches spy satellite, lands booster

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX added another first to its growing list of accomplishments, breaking up the U.S. spy satellite launch monopoly with its own launch of a spy satellite for a government agency this morning, and it successfully landed the Falcon 9 booster.

Competition on the cost of a rocket heats up between ULA, SpaceX

Colorado Springs - After SpaceX's successful launch and recovery of a recycled Falcon 9 rocket booster, the discussion over the cost of rocket launches has heated up, with United Launch Alliance dropping the cost of its workhorse Atlas 5 rocket flights by about one-third.

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to launch from historic Apollo-era site

On Sunday afternoon, SpaceX completed a successful static fire test on its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a planned cargo launch this Saturday to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX successfully launches satellite and lands Falcon 9 rocket

Cape Canaveral - They say "practice makes perfect." SpaceX successfully completed its primary mission of delivering a telecommunications satellite into space early this morning and landed the Falcon 9 booster rocket on its drone ship.

SpaceX crashed its rocket right into the drone ship

After three previous successes in landing a rocket booster on a drone ship, a leftover SpaceX rocket booster crash-landed while trying for a fourth successful attempt.

SpaceX lauch ends in catastrophe: Elon Musk, NASA confirm

SpaceX's resupply mission scheduled for at 10:21 a.m. ET today has hit serious problems. The CRS-7 rocket appears to have broken apart upon launch. A news conference is expected no earlier than 12:30 p.m. ET.

GoPro provides beautiful shots of space as it falls to Earth

Never has a slow descent from orbit seemed so majestic, thanks to footage from a GoPro camera attached to a SpaceX rocket as it slowly falls back to Earth.

Dragon capsule docked at International Space Station (update)

The SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docked at the International Space Station today - the first privately-owned vehicle to deliver a load to the ISS.

SpaceX Falcon 9: Successful lift off to ISS

Cape Canaveral - Today saw the successful launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule, on the way to resupply the international space station.
 

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Falcon 9 and Merah Putih are vertical on Pad 40 in Florida.
Falcon 9 and Merah Putih are vertical on Pad 40 in Florida.
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Falcon 9 launch at Cape Canaveral  Florida.
Falcon 9 launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dr...
The first launch of a flight-proven first stage booster will use CRS-8 booster that delivered the Dragon spacecraft to ISS.
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Falcon 9 and 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites are vertical on SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in ...
Falcon 9 and 10 @IridiumComm NEXT satellites are vertical on SLC-4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The price for a launch is $62 million.
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SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Performed as Expected During Zuma Launch.
SpaceX Says Falcon 9 Rocket Performed as Expected During Zuma Launch.
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The 2016 explosion of the Falcon 9 during an engine test.
The 2016 explosion of the Falcon 9 during an engine test.
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A SpaceX Fakcon 9 will carry the Beresheet into orbit.
A SpaceX Fakcon 9 will carry the Beresheet into orbit.
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Liftoff on October 30  2017.
Liftoff on October 30, 2017.
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The first-ever SpaceX launch from Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex-4 occurred on Sunday  Sept. 29...
The first-ever SpaceX launch from Vandenberg AFB Space Launch Complex-4 occurred on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013.
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A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science satellite for Canada is seen as it is launched from a new...
A Falcon 9 rocket carrying a small science satellite for Canada is seen as it is launched from a newly refurbished launch pad in Vandenberg Air Force Station
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The JCSAT-16 telecommunications satellite being readied for its trip into orbit.
The JCSAT-16 telecommunications satellite being readied for its trip into orbit.
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SpaceX s Jaw-Dropping Rocket Launch Wows Spectators Across Southern California .
SpaceX's Jaw-Dropping Rocket Launch Wows Spectators Across Southern California .
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SpaceX s Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse.
SpaceX's Falcon 9 is tuning out to be a real work-horse.
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Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
Falcon 9 and BulgariaSat-1 vertical on Pad 39A.
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Static fire test complete!
Static fire test complete!
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