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SpaceX’s Crew Dragon is now in Florida to prep for its first flight with astronauts onboard

SpaceX has moved its Crew Dragon commercial astronaut spacecraft to Florida, the site from which it’ll launch in likely just two to three months if all goes to plan. The Crew Dragon capsule is now
Boeing’s spacecraft test failure points to broader problems

Boeing’s spacecraft test failure points to broader problems

The aerospace giant nearly suffered a catastrophic spacecraft failure.

SpaceX will now let you book a rocket launch online starting at $1 million

SpaceX has launched a new web-based booking tool for its rideshare Falcon 9 launches, a service it announced last year to expand its addressable market to include small satellite customers who don’t

Rocket Lab readies parachute tests for its rocket recovery and reuse program

Rocket Lab is proceeding as planned with its efforts to recover and reuse spent rocket boosters from its Electron launch vehicle, and it has completed its first prototype parachute for use in the

SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

SpaceX is said to be in talks with local government officials about setting up a new rocket factory in the Port of Los Angeles, a location that would give it easy access to the ocean for transporting

Rocket Lab points out that not all rideshare rocket launches are created equal

The commercial rideshare model for spacefaring cargo is increasingly popular, and for good reason: It lowers the cost of launching something to space even further than companies like SpaceX have

SpaceX successfully catches one fairing half from latest Starlink launch

SpaceX is one step closer to an even more re-usable launch system today, after it successfully recovered one of the halves of the fairing used on its Starlink satellite launch today. The fairing half
SpaceX successfully launches 60 more satellites for its Starlink satellite internet constellation

SpaceX successfully launches 60 more satellites for its Starlink satellite internet constellation

SpaceX has launched yet another batch of 60 Starlink satellites – its third production batch of the orbital communication spacecraft, and its second batch this year alone. The launch took off from

Watch SpaceX launch 60 more Starlink broadband satellites live

SpaceX is set to launch another batch of its Starlink broadband internet satellites this morning, after weather conditions shut down its last two attempts earlier this week. SpaceX is being especially

Watch SpaceX launch another batch of its Starlink satellites live (Update: scrubbed due to weather)

UPDATE (9:20 AM EST): SpaceX has scrubbed its launch for today due to poor weather (high upper-level winds). It’ll reset for tomorrow’s backup window, weather permitting. SpaceX is launching another
Watch this video of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 exploding in a blaze of glory

Watch this video of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 exploding in a blaze of glory

SpaceX had a very, very busy weekend. The company's scheduled in-flight abort test was originally slated for Saturday but had to be delayed to Sunday. Thankfully, the backup launch window proved to be
Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch

Max Q: SpaceX succeeds with a spectacular Crew Dragon test launch

Max Q is a new weekly newsletter all about space. Sign up here to receive it weekly on Sundays in your inbox. We’re off and running with good milestones achieved for NASA’s commercial crew program,
Watch SpaceX nail in-flight escape test, and lose a rocket in a huge fireball

Watch SpaceX nail in-flight escape test, and lose a rocket in a huge fireball

SpaceX took a big step toward crewed flights after a successful in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon capsule.
SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

Just over a minute into its flight, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded in a fiery burst some 12 miles above the ground in what CEO Elon Musk later described as a “picture perfect mission.” That’s
SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

SpaceX Blows Up Rocket, Aces Emergency Escape Test

Just over a minute into its flight, SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket exploded in a fiery burst some 12 miles above the ground in what CEO Elon Musk later described as a “picture perfect mission.” That’s

SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea

SpaceX demonstrated a safety system that will protect astronauts in the case of any unfortunate unforeseen accidents in future Crew Dragon flights, which included the spacecraft splashing down in the
SpaceX blew up a rocket and this time it’s great news

SpaceX blew up a rocket and this time it’s great news

The explosive finish to an eight-year test program.
SpaceX successfully completes key test of its Crew Dragon human spacecraft

SpaceX successfully completes key test of its Crew Dragon human spacecraft

SpaceX completed a crucial test of a key safety system of its Crew Dragon spacecraft today. The test involved launching its Crew Dragon using a Falcon 9, though without any actual crew on board. The

Watch SpaceX launch its Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft for a key safety test

SpaceX is looking to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft using a Falcon 9 rocket today, in a crucial test of the human-rated spacecraft’s In-Flight Abort (IFA) system. This safety feature will separate

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon astronaut spacecraft has a key launch Saturday — here’s what’s going down

Update: Due to weather conditions, SpaceX and NASA won’t be attempting their launch Saturday, and will instead look to their backup window on Sunday. Weather for Sunday also isn’t looking great today,