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Indonesia wants to lure SpaceX to build rocket launch site

Jakarta - Indonesia has invited Tesla boss Elon Musk to build a launch site for his SpaceX's rocket in the Southeast Asian country, pointing out the benefits of a location next to the equator, officials said.

SpaceX launches 'Christmas Dragon' to International Space Station

SpaceX launched a newer, bigger version of its Dragon supply ship to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first time the company has two capsules in orbit at the same time.

SpaceX launches advanced ocean-mapping satellite into orbit

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched an advanced ocean-mapping satellite into orbit for NASA and the European Space Agency Saturday (Nov. 21) in a stunning morning launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

SpaceX Crew Dragon "Resilience" docks with ISS

Washington - A SpaceX Crew Dragon carrying four astronauts docked with the International Space Station Monday, the first of what NASA hopes will be many routine missions ending US reliance on Russian rockets.

SpaceX-NASA launch postponed to Sunday due to weather

Washington - NASA on Friday said the planned launch of a crewed SpaceX vessel to the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday had to be postponed by a day due to inclement weather.

Astronauts arrive at launch site for SpaceX crew flight to ISS

Four astronauts, one woman, and three men arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Sunday for SpaceX’s second crew launch to the International Space Station (ISS), coming up next week. And NASA reminds us it's also time for Another #LaunchAmerica mission.

America's first crewed spaceship in decade splashes down off Florida

Washington - America's first crewed spaceship to fly to the International Space Station in nearly a decade returned to Earth safely on Sunday, splashing down in the Gulf of Mexico.

NASA astronauts and 'Tremor' heading for splashdown in Gulf

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft — carrying NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, and Tremor the Apatasaurus — is slowly maneuvering closer to Earth and preparing for a splashdown later today in the Gulf of Mexico.

Hurricane might delay SpaceX-NASA return trip from ISS

Washington - The first US astronauts to reach the International Space Station on an American spacecraft in nearly a decade might not come home this weekend as scheduled because of Hurricane Isaias, NASA said Friday.

US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission

Washington - NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed US spacecraft in nearly a decade, a triumph for SpaceX and private enterprise.

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

Washington - A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station, the first time a crewed US spacecraft has performed the feat in nearly a decade.

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became the first commercial company to launch a rocket carrying humans into orbit, ushering in a new era in space travel.

SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, NASA said, although uncertainty remained over weather conditions.

The science behind the SpaceX Crew Dragon launch tomorrow

On Saturday, two NASA astronauts, Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will make history by traveling to the International Space Station (ISS) in a privately funded spacecraft, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, and Crew Dragon capsule.

Bob and Doug, the best friends on historic SpaceX-NASA mission

Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley, the astronauts set to launch into orbit on a SpaceX rocket Wednesday, are both former military pilots, both recruited by NASA in 2000, and both married to fellow astronauts.

Today marks the return of human spaceflight from US soil

When NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken blast off from Florida's Cape Canaveral in a SpaceX Crew Dragon Wednesday, it will be the first time Americans once again will launch from U.S. soil since 2011.

NASA gives go-ahead for first crewed SpaceX flight on May 27

Washington - NASA gave the green light on Friday to next week's launch of two astronauts aboard a SpaceX vessel -- the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and a crucial step towards ending American dependence on Russian rockets.

History-making SpaceX mission to launch in nine more days

Cape Canaveral - SpaceX confirmed on Monday that its next launch will be Demo-2, currently scheduled for May 27. The mission will see two NASA astronauts strap into SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule and head for the International Space Station (ISS).

NASA's 'worm' logo makes a comeback with SpaceX launch in May

The worm is back. NASA's sleek and wavy logo from the 1970s is set to make its return on a SpaceX Falcon 9 scheduled to launch in May -- the first to carry astronauts to the International Space Station from American soil since 2011.

SpaceX nails its 50th Falcon booster landing Friday night

Cape Canaveral - Not only did SpaceX successfully launched another load of station supplies for NASA late Friday night, including the Bartolomeo facility, created by ESA (European Space Agency) and Airbus, but SpaceX also nailed its 50th rocket landing.

SpaceX launch will test new coating for Starlink satellites

SpaceX successfully launched 60 more Starlink satellites into orbit on Monday night, including one with a non-reflective coating as SpaceX seeks to reduce astronomers’ concerns over the brightness of the satellites in the night sky.

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon in-flight abort test gets launch date

On Friday, December 6th, a NASA Commercial Crew Program blog post confirmed a NET date of Saturday, January 4th, 2020 for the SpaceX Crew Dragon in-flight abort test (IFA), a critical final test before a crewed mission to the International Space Station.

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.
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Falcon Heavy on the launch pad.
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Falcon 9’s third launch of 60 Starlink satellites.
Falcon 9’s third launch of 60 Starlink satellites.
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Artist s conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
Artist's conception of a SpaceX spaceship landing on Mars.
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SpaceX Demo-1 static fire
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Successful drone ship landing of Falcon 9 booster in April  2016.
Successful drone ship landing of Falcon 9 booster in April, 2016.
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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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Successful deployment of GPS III SV01 to medium Earth orbit confirmed.
Successful deployment of GPS III SV01 to medium Earth orbit confirmed.
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Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift  Leap Motion 3D cont...
Elon Musk of SpaceX combines a string of amazing technologies - the Oculus Rift, Leap Motion 3D controllers, holograms - to invent a way to engineer a rocket engine without actually touching it.
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SpaceX s biggest hangar at Kennedy Space Center Space Launch Complex 39A  capable of holding up to 5...
SpaceX's biggest hangar at Kennedy Space Center Space Launch Complex 39A, capable of holding up to 5 rockets at once.
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The Dragon 2 is currently scheduled to fly its first unmanned mission late in 2017  and to fly astro...
The Dragon 2 is currently scheduled to fly its first unmanned mission late in 2017, and to fly astronauts for the first time in the second quarter of 2018.
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Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
Dragon capsule heading for ISS.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket rolling out to its launchpad
SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket rolling out to its launchpad
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Crew Dragon is on SpaceX’s recovery vessel—completing the spacecraft’s first test mission!
Crew Dragon is on SpaceX’s recovery vessel—completing the spacecraft’s first test mission!
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Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
Launch of BulgariaSat satellite on Friday.
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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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Falcon 9 is currently vertical at SLC-4E  VAFB and is preparing for launch at 19:47:58 UTC.

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Falcon 9 is currently vertical at SLC-4E, VAFB and is preparing for launch at 19:47:58 UTC. This launch of Falcon 9 will send 5 Iridium NEXT Satellites and 2 GRACE-FO Satellites into a Low Earth Polar Orbit.
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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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