SpaceX

SpaceX is arguably one of the most innovative aerospace organizations on the planet right now. Over the course of the past decade, the company’s reusable rocket technologies have significantly lowered the cost of sending a payload into orbit. But reusable rockets are just the beginning. SpaceX, helmed by the infamous tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, now has plans for much grander things — including a global network of internet satellites, an interplanetary transport system, and even a crewed mission to Mars. Strap in. It’s only going to get crazier from here.

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Musk says Starlink satellite internet now enabled in Ukraine

SpaceX has enabled its Starlink satellite-based internet service in Ukraine, according to CEO Elon Musk.
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How to watch SpaceX launch Starlink satellites on Friday

SpaceX’s Starlink launches are always an entertaining spectacle and there’s another one taking place on Friday, February 25. Here's how to watch ...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

Elon Musk suggests Starlink now has 250K customers

SpaceX boss Elon Musk suggested on Monday that the company's Starlink internet service now has more than 250,000 customers.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX aiming for first commercial spacewalk this year

An entrepreneur who last year was part of SpaceX’s first civilian-only crew is planning additional missions that will include the first commercial spacewalk.
The Polaris Dawn crew.

Rocket heading for moon impact may not be SpaceX’s after all

An out-of-control rocket that's forecast to crash into the moon next month was originally thought to belong to SpaceX. But new research suggests otherwise.
A Chinese Long March 3C rocket launch.

Elon Musk’s Starship update included movie of Mars mission

Elon Musk has given the first update in two years on the progress of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket, the most powerful launch vehicle ever built.
Elon Musk giving a Starship update in February 2022.

NASA highlights amazing images of ISS shot from the ground

NASA this week highlighted some incredible photographs showing the International Space Station as seen from here on Earth.
The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly-around of the orbiting lab that took place as Crew-2 left station on Nov. 8, 2021.

How to watch Elon Musk’s Starship update today

SpaceX boss Elon Musk is about to offer an update on the company’s progress with its next-generation Starship rocket in the first such event since 2019.
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Elon Musk’s Starlink helping to restore Tonga’s internet

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has deployed a team of Starlink engineers to help get Tonga back online after a recent volcanic eruption cut its internet link.
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SpaceX loses Starlink satellites after geomagnetic storm

SpaceX has revealed that a geomagnetic storm may have caused the loss of as many as 40 Starlink internet satellites deployed in its most recent mission.
Starlink Satellites pass overhead near Carson National Forest, New Mexico, photographed soon after launch.

NASA and SpaceX reviewing parachute issue on Dragon spacecraft

NASA and SpaceX are investigating an issue with the parachute opening during recent Dragon splashdowns, though the problem doesn't seem to be a dangerous one.
Crew Dragon Endeavour shortly before splashdown.

SpaceX deploys more Starlink internet satellites in prep for premium service

SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink internet satellites just as the company begins offering a premium service alongside its standard offering.
A Starlink dish.

Watching a SpaceX booster landing never grows old, so here’s Wednesday’s

SpaceX deployed a spy satellite for the NRO on Wednesday, with the livestream offering some awesome views of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch and landing.
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What is Starlink and how does it work?

Here’s what you need to know about the exciting new Starlink internet service and how it works.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX ground camera shows cool footage of rocket separation

SpaceX successfully launched the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation 2 satellite for the Italian Space Agency on Monday, January 31.
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Elon Musk asked to pay $50K to end Twitter bot that tracks his jet

A teen who built a Twitter bot that provides updates on the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet says he’ll delete the account if the billionaire pays him $50K.
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SpaceX suddenly aborts rocket launch due to errant cruise ship

In an unusual turn of events, SpaceX called off its latest mission just 33 seconds from launch on Sunday evening due to a cruise ship in the hazard area.
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How to watch SpaceX launch an Italian satellite on Monday

SpaceX will launch an Italian satellite on Monday in a mission that has already suffered several delays due to bad weather.
COSMO-SkyMed mission ready for launch.

SpaceX rocket set to slam into the moon at 5,000 mph

Part of an out-of-control SpaceX rocket is set to slam into the moon in March after tumbling through space for the last seven years.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

Elon Musk’s help requested to reconnect Tonga to the internet

A New Zealand lawmaker has asked SpaceX chief Elon Musk to help reconnect Tonga to the internet after Saturday's volcanic eruption knocked it offline.
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Watch highlights of SpaceX’s spectacular Starlink night launch

Check out the highlights from SpaceX's spectacular night launch on Tuesday in which it deployed another 49 satellites for its Starlink internet service.
A SpaceX rocket heading to space.

Researchers study impact of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites on astronomy

A team of researchers has studied the impact of SpaceX's growing Starlink satellite constellation on the work of astronomers.
A streak of light from a Starlink satellite.

How to watch SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart from ISS this week

This week, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) carrying supplies and scientific experiments back to Earth.
The SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on Friday, Jan. 21, for a splashdown Saturday, Jan. 22, off the coast of Florida.

Elon Musk shares aerial view of SpaceX rocket catcher

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has offered a closer look at the apparatus that will be used to launch -- and, more interestingly, catch -- its next-generation rocket.
An illustration based on the design of SpaceX's launch/catch tower.

SpaceX launches more Starlink satellites and reveals latest customer count

SpaceX has conducted its first rocket launch of 2022, deploying a batch of 49 Starlink internet satellites into low-Earth orbit.
A Falcon 9 rocket blasting into space.

3 special space missions to look forward to in early 2022

The past year was a busy one for U.S. rocket launches, and 2022 looks set to be just as exciting. Here are three notable ones slated for the coming months.
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SpaceX eyes new launch date for first orbital Starship flight

A delay in the FAA's licensing process means SpaceX won't be able to launch its next-generation Starship rocket in late January as hoped.
An illustration showing SpaceX's Super Heavy rocket shortly after launch.

SpaceX did something remarkable for the 100th time on Tuesday

SpaceX celebrated on Tuesday after nailing the landing of a Falcon 9 rocket for the 100th time, six years after it performed the first perfect touchdown.
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NASA reveals launch date for its first space tourism mission to ISS

NASA this week announced the target date for the launch of its first space tourism mission to the International Space Station.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

How to watch SpaceX launch a cargo ship to the space station this week

This week, SpaceX will launch an uncrewed cargo ship to deliver supplies to the International Space Station, and we've got all the details on how to watch.
SpaceX’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft, seen atop a Falcon 9 rocket, at the launch pad at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Aug. 24, 2021, in preparation for the company’s 23rd commercial resupply services mission.

SpaceX launches two missions in one day, setting new record

SpaceX has made two launches within one day using its Falcon 9 rockets, setting a new record for the shortest interval yet between launches.
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How to watch SpaceX’s latest Starlink satellite launch today

SpaceX will shortly be launching a batch of Starlink satellites today, December 18, and we've got the details on how you can watch along at home.
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SpaceX apologizes to customers for Starlink shipping delays

Starlink operator SpaceX has said that recent silicon shortages have impacted its production rate and affected its ability to fulfill “many” orders.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX boss Elon Musk eyes new date for Starship’s first orbital flight

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has revealed a new date for the first orbital flight of the company's next-generation Starship rocket.
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Stunning photo shows SpaceX rocket rising above Florida fog

SpaceX's most recent rocket launch took place at the weekend in thick fog at Cape Canaveral in Florida, and the resulting imagery is absolutely stunning.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

Watch highlights of SpaceX Crew-3’s arrival at the space station

SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts have arrived safely at the space station following a 10-hour rocket and spacecraft ride from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, carrying the Crew-3 astronauts, approaches the ISS.

Watch the key moments of SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch to space station

NASA and SpaceX have launched the Crew-3 astronauts to the International Space Station, lifting off from the Kennedy Space Center on Wednesday night.
SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts heading to space.

How to watch NASA launch SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts tonight

SpaceX is about to send four more astronauts to the International Space Station, and we have all the information you need to watch the launch in real time.
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SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts splash down in safe return home

SpaceX’s Crew-2 astronauts have undocked from the International Space Station and are on their way home after six months in space.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft carrying the Crew-2 astronauts.

SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts can’t use Crew Dragon toilet on trip home

A faulty Crew Dragon toilet means that astronauts returning from space next week will have to cross their legs or use an "undergarment" if they need to go.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

NASA sets new SpaceX Crew-3 launch date after second delay

NASA has delayed the launch of SpaceX’s Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station while one of the astronauts deals with a "minor" medical issue.
SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts.

SpaceX Crew-3 launch delayed until Wednesday due to incoming storm

NASA has announced that the launch of four astronauts to the International Space Station will be delayed until Wednesday, November 3.
NASA’s SpaceX Crew-3 astronauts participate in a countdown dress rehearsal at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Oct. 28, 2021, to prepare for the upcoming Crew-3 launch. The astronauts are at Launch Pad 39A with the Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon behind them during the rehearsal.

NASA eyes weather for SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch. Here’s how it’s looking

NASA needs calm and stable weather conditions for SpaceX's crewed launch to the International Space Station early Sunday. Here's how it's looking.
The Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon capsule on the launchpad ahead of the Crew-3 mission.

Watch SpaceX’s Crew-3 astronauts answer rapid-fire questions

Watch SpaceX's Crew-3 astronauts answer some fun questions before they blast off to the International Space Station this weekend.
The four astronauts heading to the space station in October 2021.

SpaceX ‘Gateway to Mars’ video shows off its Starship spacecraft

SpaceX has released a new video showing off its Starship spacecraft that it believes will one day transport astronauts to Mars.
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Watch NASA’s trailer for SpaceX’s Crew-3 launch on Saturday

NASA has released a trailer highlighting SpaceX's Crew-3 launch to the International Space Station on Sunday, October 31.
The four astronauts heading to the space station in October 2021.

Meet NASA’s Crew-3, who are getting ready for a Halloween launch to the ISS

A new group of astronauts will soon be journeying to the International Space Station, traveling aboard a brand-new SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.
The official crew portrait of the SpaceX Crew-3 mission: (from left) Commander Raja Chari and pilot Thomas Mashburn, both NASA astronauts. Mission specialist Matthias Maurer of ESA (European Space Agency). Mission specialist Kayla Barron of NASA.