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SpaceX Falcon 9 booster rocket launches for fourth time

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX launched 60 more satellites Monday as part of CEO Elon Musk's "Starlink" mission to bring high-speed internet to large, remote swaths of the world.

NASA paid SpaceX $5 million for employee safety review

During a podcast with comedian Joe Rogan in September 2018, Elon Musk sipped whiskey and puffed a little weed while musing at length about artificial intelligence, colonizing space, and the need to give love a chance. NASA was not impressed.

SpaceX files a request to run 30,000 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX is seeking permission from the International Telecommunication Union to access spectrum for 30,000 satellites for its Starlink network, This will be in addition to the 12,000 satellites already approved by the ITU and FCC.

Unhappy NASA boss to tour SpaceX facility on Thursday

Hawthorne - Elon Musk's SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California will be visited by NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine on Thursday to check the progress of the company after he called it out for being “years behind schedule”.

SpaceX rocket is designed to go to the Moon, Mars and beyond

Elon Musk has unveiled a SpaceX spacecraft designed to carry a crew and cargo to the moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system and land back on Earth perpendicularly.

ESA probe and SpaceX satellite avoid a 'near-collision'

The European Space Agency fired the thrusters on its Aeolus satellite Monday to avoid a potential collision with a SpaceX Starlink satellite. Now it turns out SpaceX just didn't see the message that it might need to move out of the way.

Rocket Lab plans on catching first-stage boosters with helicopter

California-based Rocket Lab plans to start recovering and reflying the first stage of its Electron launch vehicle in the near future, Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck announced on Tuesday.

Double Feature Tuesday — See two rocket launches just hours apart

This afternoon, two rockets will take off just hours apart from North and South America, giving space fans a back-to-back show of launch live streams. Both rockets are heading eastward over the Atlantic Ocean to deposit satellites into Earth orbit.

Ontario Teachers’ use new technology fund to invest in SpaceX

SpaceX is seeking $314.2 million in another round of funding, a month after completing its second fundraising of the year. Part, if not all, of the investment in SpaceX, is from the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launches 24 research satellites to space

SpaceX marked another milestone early this morning as the company's Falcon Heavy megarocket successfully lofted two dozen research satellites into orbit.

SpaceX test-fires Falcon Heavy engines for first night launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket is upright on its launchpad having successfully passed the all-important preflight static-fire test of the rocket's 27 engines in readiness for the upcoming STP-2 mission on Monday night.

NASA — 'No doubt' SpaceX explosion delays flight program

Paris - The explosion that destroyed a SpaceX astronaut taxi in April “no doubt” delays NASA’s drive to return Americans to the International Space Station (ISS) from U.S. soil later this year, the U.S. space agency’s chief said on Tuesday.

SpaceX successfully launches mission to resupply ISS

Cape Canaveral - After numerous delays, SpaceX successfully launched its 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) early Saturday morning from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Power shortage on space station delays SpaceX supply launch

NASA and SpaceX have postponed the planned launch of a new Dragon cargo ship this week due to a power system glitch on the International Space Station, agency officials said today (April 30).

SpaceX targets Wednesday, May 1 for Dragon cargo launch

After a successful static fire test at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Saturday morning, SpaceX is now targeting early Wednesday to launch its 17th resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule exploded during engine test

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule on Saturday during an engine test fire.

SpaceX Crew Dragon suffers an anomaly during test fire Saturday

Cape Canaveral - A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft suffered what the company said was an “anomaly” during static fire tests of its abort engines April 20, dealing a setback to the company’s plans to fly a crewed test flight later this year.

SpaceX loses center core of its Falcon Heavy to rough seas

A booster from SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket may have survived space, but it toppled over after landing on a platform out at sea.

NASA selects SpaceX to provide launch services for DART mission

Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX has been awarded a launch services contract for NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission, scheduled to take place in June 2021.

Falcon Heavy launch today and Israel's lunar landing on Thursday

The space community is in for a busy two days, starting Wednesday afternoon when a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launches an Arabsat 6A satellite into orbit. The excitement will culminate with the lunar landing of Israel's Beresheet moon lander on Thursday.

Falcon Heavy completes static fire test ahead of Tuesday launch

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX is targeting April 9 for the next flight of its megarocket, the Falcon Heavy. The behemoth completed a static fire test of its 27 Merlin engines today in preparation for the launch Tuesday of the Arabsat-6A communications satellite.

Elon Musk gives students in Flint, Michigan computers

Flint - Students and teachers at Doyle-Rider Elementary in Flint, Michigan got a surprise on Friday — a visit from Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.

Falcon Heavy to make history in first commercial launch in April

The second flight of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy megarocket is scheduled to take place on April 7. A historic event in its own right, this will be the Falcon Heavy's first commercial launch.

SpaceX shows off successful heatshield test for Starship

After successfully sending the first commercial crew capsule to the International Space Station March 2, Elon Musk's spaceflight company turned its attention to the interplanetary Starship, showing off tests of its heat shield.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon splashes down off Florida coast

SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule splashed down into the Atlantic Ocean Friday morning after a six-day stay on the International Space Station - completing its Demonstration Mission 1 (DM-10 mission successfully.

'Celestial Buddies' plush Earth toy takes tour of Space Station

A toy company has sold out of cute cuddly teddies shaped like Earth after Elon Musk sent one into orbit aboard a SpaceX rocket in the new Crew Dragon spacecraft. Earth is now enjoying its new home aboard the ISS.

Humans enter SpaceX Crew Dragon in space for first time

Humans have entered SpaceX's Crew Dragon while in orbit for the first time, just hours after the commercial spacecraft docked at the International Space Station on Sunday morning.

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

Washington - SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission."We can confirm hard capture is complete," NASA said.

SpaceX Dragon capsule successfully docks on ISS

Washington - SpaceX's new Dragon capsule successfully docked on the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA and SpaceX confirmed during a live broadcast of the mission."We can confirm hard capture is complete," NASA said.

Dragon capsule successfully separates from rocket: SpaceX

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX's new Crew Dragon astronaut capsule was on its way to the International Space Station Saturday after it successfully launched from Florida on board a Falcon 9 rocket.
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Perfect Launch of Beresheet on February 21  2019.
Perfect Launch of Beresheet on February 21, 2019.
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Falcon 9 and Starlink are vertical on Pad 40 ahead of launch.
Falcon 9 and Starlink are vertical on Pad 40 ahead of launch.
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With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff—equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft ...
With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff—equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power—Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.
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The Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 launching from Kennedy Space Center on May 22  2018. The rocket ...
The Block 5 variant of the Falcon 9 launching from Kennedy Space Center on May 22, 2018. The rocket's distinguishing black unpainted interstage is discernible.
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Ready for launch on December 15  2017.
Ready for launch on December 15, 2017.
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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Forc...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft at Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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NASA’s Rodent Habitat module with both access doors open.
NASA’s Rodent Habitat module with both access doors open.
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Falcon Heavy on the launch pad.
Falcon Heavy on the launch pad.
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Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
Elon Musk at SpaceX control center
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A glimpse of footage of space from a GoPro camera
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Liftoff on October 30  2017.
Liftoff on October 30, 2017.
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Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on the way to the ISS.
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The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral  Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is de...
The Falcon sits on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Falcon launch vehicle family is designed to provide breakthrough advances in reliability, cost, flight environment and time to launch.
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SuperDraco Thrusters will be used on Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of the vehicle’s launch escape...
SuperDraco Thrusters will be used on Crew Dragon spacecraft as part of the vehicle’s launch escape system; they will also enable propulsive landing on land.
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