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SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

SpaceX's swanky new crew capsule returned from the International Space Station to an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, successfully ending a test flight that could lead to astronaut rides later this year.

SpaceX CEO Musk's security clearance under review over pot use

Musk, who is also the CEO of electric carmaker Tesla Inc, has refiled his SF-86 security form, which requires a federal employee or contractor seeking a clearance to acknowledge any illegal drug use over the previous seven years.


SpaceX capsule set to return on Friday after 5 day space station trip

An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk's SpaceX was due to return to earth on Friday after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, capping the first orbital test mission in NASA's long-delayed quest to resume human space flight from US soil later this year.

Space X's Dragon capsule docks at Interational Space Station with dummy aboard

Dragon's arrival marked the first time in eight years that an American-made spacecraft capable of carrying humans has flown to the space station.

SpaceX launches Crew Dragon rocket in first test of craft to carry humans

SpaceX launched an unmanned Crew Dragon rocket from Florida to the International Space Station early Saturday, a milestone for Elon Musk's goal of enabling humans to live on other planets.

Elon Musk's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifts off with three payloads, including Israeli lunar lander

SpaceX set a company record last year with 21 launches for customers including commercial satellite operators and the US military, and Thursday’s launch is its 70th total.


NASA, SpaceX aim for March test of 1st new astronaut capsule

If the demo goes well, two NASA astronauts will take a test flight in July aboard the SpaceX capsule. It would be the first launch of U astronauts into orbit, from US soil, since NASA's shuttle program ended in 2011.

SpaceX Texas launch site risks being split in two by border wall

Lawmakers said they’re concerned about the impact on the company’s 50-acre facility after seeing a Department of Homeland Security map showing a barrier running through what they describe as a launchpad.

SpaceX to build Mars ships in Texas, not Los Angeles

SpaceX will continue using its existing port facilities to recover its reusable Falcon rockets and Dragon spacecraft, which arrive by water.

SpaceX's first 2019 launch completes iridium satellite network

SpaceX began releasing them into orbit about an hour later at an altitude of roughly 390 miles and completed deployment within 15 minutes.

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SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing: Here's everything you need to know

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully landed for the third time on a droneship in the Atlantic ocean. Here's all you need to know.

SpaceX's Falcon 9 launches into space, and lands back safely: Here are all the pics

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday, soared back to Cape Canaveral and landed safely near its launch pad. Here's a quick look at the pictures.