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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.

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).
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