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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.

SpaceX hints at launching prototype 'Starship' hopper in February

Hawthorne - The flight-test version of SpaceX's Starship vehicle could be ready to take its first short "hopping" excursion in a matter of weeks, company founder and CEO Elon Musk said over the weekend.

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.

SpaceX caps record year with launch of Air Force GPS satellite

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket roared to life and streaked away from Cape Canaveral early Sunday carrying the first in a powerful new generation of GPS navigation satellites into orbit.

New NASA mission will create first 3-D map of world's forests

When SpaceX's Falcon 9 mission, CRS-16, lifts off Dec. 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the Dragon spacecraft will be carrying an instrument called GEDI, short for Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation, that will map the world's forests.

SpaceX advances plan to build a global wireless Internet network

SpaceX's mission to construct a global, high-speed wireless internet network using satellites has edged closer to realization. The company's is to place in orbit over 7,000 satellites for its Starlink network.

Japan space tourist says moon training 'shouldn't be too hard'

Apo - Billionaire Japanese tycoon and future space tourist Yusaku Maezawa's training to go the moon should not be too tricky, he joked Tuesday, adding that he planned to use free time from his six-hour work day to squeeze it in.

SpaceX to attempt rocket landing on California soil tonight

SpaceX will loft an Earth-observation satellite and attempt its first-ever rocket landing on California soil tonight, with the launch scheduled for 10:21 p.m. EDT. There will also be an attempt to "catch" the payload fairing using Mr. Steven.

Japan firm signs with SpaceX for lunar missions

Apo - A Japanese start-up is to send spacecraft to the moon in a deal signed with Elon Musk's SpaceX, the Tokyo-based firm said Wednesday.

Yusaku Maezawa: Japanese spaceman with a taste for art

Apo - Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, confirmed as SpaceX's first Moon tourist, is a former wannabe rock star now worth $3 billion with a penchant for pricey modern art as well as space travel.

SpaceX announces new plan to send tourist around Moon

Los Angeles - SpaceX on Thursday announced a new plan to launch a tourist around the Moon using its Big Falcon Rocket (BFR), a massive launch vehicle that is being designed to carry people into deep space.

Two new crew access arms for NASA's Commercial Crew Program

SpaceX installed an astronaut walkway at Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, while Boeing installed their astronaut walkway at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station this month.
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Crew access arm installed at Launch Complex 39A in Florida; will serve as a bridge for NASA astronau...
Crew access arm installed at Launch Complex 39A in Florida; will serve as a bridge for NASA astronauts to board the SpaceX Crew Dragon.
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SpaceX s Falcon Heavy rocket  as seen from above  in the hangar at Cape Canaveral.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, as seen from above, in the hangar at Cape Canaveral.
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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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The maiden Falcon Heavy launch will carry Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into deep space.
The maiden Falcon Heavy launch will carry Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster into deep space.
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SpaceX s first Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket rolls to its launch pad at NASA s Kennedy Space Center in Flo...
SpaceX's first Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket rolls to its launch pad at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida in May, 2018.
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Starship "Hopper" is a work in progress oin December 24, 2018 image.
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Elon Musk's vision of a Mars Colony
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Future Mars Base simulation
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SpaceX Launching Top-Secret Zuma Satellite for US Government in January 2018.
SpaceX Launching Top-Secret Zuma Satellite for US Government in January 2018.
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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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Dragon capsule docking at ISS
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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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SpaceX rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Every engine for every rocket is tested here before flight.
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If you can imagine, the new BFR spacecraft will be bigger than the Falcon Heavy, seen on the launch pad before its first flight a few weeks ago.
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The drone ship, "Just Read the Instructions"
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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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Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
Dragon capsule on its way to the ISS.
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Falcon 1  carrying the RazakSAT satellite  lifted off on July 13  2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
Falcon 1, carrying the RazakSAT satellite, lifted off on July 13, 2009 at 8:35 p.m. (PDT)
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A crew access arm reaches toward SpaceX's first Crew Dragon spacecraft atop its Falcon 9 rocket on Launch Pad 39A of NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida on Jan. 3, 2019 ahead of an uncrewed test flight.
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