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SpaceX launches 52 Starlink satellites from California base

December 20, 2021 4:25 pm

Saturday's mission was the 34th launch for Starlink, a constellation of nearly 2,000 satellites in low Earth orbit.

NASA, SpaceX set to launch space station's next crew to orbit

November 10, 2021 6:28 pm

Liftoff originally was slated for October 31 but has been repeatedly rescheduled due to a spate of bad weather.

SpaceX prepares to send first all-civilian crew into orbit

September 14, 2021 1:12 pm

The crew vehicle, dubbed Resilience, was set for liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center atop one of Musk's reusable Falcon 9 rockets, with a five-hour targeted launch window that opens at 8 p.m. EDT on Wednesday.

NASA, SpaceX to launch second commercial crew into space next month

March 03, 2021 8:54 am

The four-person crew will stay at ISS for approximately six months before returning back to Earth

Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program

January 25, 2021 11:17 am

The Falcon 9 rocket lifted off at 10 a.m. EST from the Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

SpaceX launches 60 satellites under 12th Starlink mission, claims 100Mbps download speeds

September 06, 2020 11:10 am

Kate Tice, a senior program reliability engineer at SpaceX, claimed during the launch broadcast that the download speeds were greater than 100 megabytes per second (Mbps). This claim was made after the early beta testing done by the employees using Starlink satellites. 

An Expert Explains: As Crew Dragon splashes down, here are the key Mission takeaways

August 03, 2020 7:32 am

With splashdown in the Gulf of Mexico a little after midnight on Sunday in India, the curtains have come down on what is much more than just another successful technology demonstration experiment in NASA and SpaceX’s history.

SpaceX docks with International Space Station

June 01, 2020 10:00 am

NASA, SpaceX Crew Dragon Demo-2: SpaceX's Demo-2 mission docked with the International Space Station at 10:16 a.m. EDT (1430 GMT) around 15 minutes ahead of the schedule.

SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with NASA astronauts, heralding a new era in human spaceflight

May 31, 2020 7:23 am

With the on-time liftoff, SpaceX, founded by Musk, the Tesla electric-car visionary, became the first private company to launch people into orbit, a feat achieved previously by only three governments: the US, Russia and China.

Elon Musk gives a glimpse of SpaceX's new BFR and Mars Base Alpha

September 22, 2018 5:50 pm

Elon Musk had previously announced to carry our two BFR cargo missions to Mars by 2022. So to be able to stick to the original timeline, SpaceX seems to be planning to start testing its BFR system early next year.


Spacex Falcon Heavy rocket successfully soars into space with Tesla Roadset on board

February 07, 2018 1:14 pm

The Falcon Heavy rose from the same launch pad used by NASA nearly 50 years ago to send men to the moon. With liftoff, the Heavy became the most powerful rocket in use today, doubling the liftoff punch of its closest competitor.

When SpaceX Falcon rocket exploded mid-air

June 29, 2015 11:08 am

The 208-foot-tall (63-meter) rocket was the company's 19th Falcon 9 launch since its 2010 debut, including six previous cargo runs for NASA under a 15-flight contract worth more than $2 billion.