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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.

SpaceX taking its biggest step toward flying people into space

Early Saturday morning, SpaceX will launch its uncrewed Crew Dragon space capsule on a demonstration flight to the International Space Station - a giant step toward NASA's goal of sending its own crewed spacecraft to the ISS and beyond.

NASA greenlights SpaceX crew capsule test to ISS

Washington - NASA on Friday gave SpaceX the green light to test a new crew capsule by first sending an unmanned craft with a life-sized mannequin to the International Space Station.

SpaceX gains green light for Crew Dragon DM-1 mission to the ISS

NASA managers have given their approval for SpaceX to proceed with an uncrewed test flight of its Crew Dragon spacecraft on March 2, following a green light from the key Flight Readiness Review (FRR) on Friday.

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.

NASA warns SpaceX and Boeing of design risks of launch systems

NASA has warned SpaceX and Boeing Co of design and safety concerns for their competing astronaut launch systems, according to industry sources and a new government report, threatening the U.S. bid to revive its human spaceflight program later this year.

SpaceX and ULA share new Air Force launch contracts

Washington - The battle between military space juggernaut United Launch Alliance and its upstart rival SpaceX continues, with the two companies splitting a collection of launch contracts worth $739 million awarded by the Air Force on Tuesday.

SpaceX protests NASA launch contract — Lucy mission on hold

SpaceX has filed a protest over the award of a launch contract to United Launch Alliance (ULA) for a NASA planetary science mission, claiming it could carry out the mission for significantly less money.

Pentagon launches probe into certification of SpaceX rockets

The Pentagon’s inspector general said it will begin an evaluation of the Air Force’s certification of SpaceX’s primary launch vehicles, the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, to determine whether the U.S. Air Force complied with certain guidelines.

Branson says he'll be in space by July

Virgin boss Richard Branson says he will be travelling in 'space' by July as his Virgin Galactic spaceship prepares for another flight following a test run in December 2018. Branson would like to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

NASA and SpaceX aim for March launch of Crew Dragon capsule

NASA and SpaceX are now aiming for a March 2 launch of the first crew capsule from a private company designed to fly astronauts to the International Space Station.

SpaceX: With successful test fire, commercial crew launch close

Cape Canaveral - On Thursday afternoon at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, SpaceX performed a hot-fire test of the Falcon 9 rocket that will fly its first commercial crew demonstration mission.

SpaceX 'parting ways' with 10 percent of work force to get leaner

Hawthorne - Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10 percent of the company’s more than 6,000 employees, it said on Friday.
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