Eric Ralph

Eric Ralph is Teslarati's senior spaceflight reporter and has been covering the industry in some capacity for almost half a decade, largely spurred in 2016 by a trip to Mexico to watch Elon Musk reveal SpaceX's plans for Mars in person. Aside from spreading interest and excitement about spaceflight far and wide, his primary goal is to cover humanity's ongoing efforts to expand beyond Earth to the Moon, Mars, and elsewhere.

Rocket Lab spacecraft sends NASA’s CAPSTONE mission to the Moon

Rocket Lab has successfully sent a small NASA spacecraft on its way to the Moon, acing the complex interplanetary launch…

SpaceX outfits Starship, Super Heavy with dozens of Raptor engines

New photos shared by SpaceX show that the company has nearly finished installing a total of 39 upgraded Raptor engines…

SpaceX eyes several Starlink launches in July

A SpaceX drone ship has headed to sea for the first of up to five Starlink launches planned in July.…

SpaceX wins FCC approval to connect Starlink satellites to moving vehicles

Eleven months after SpaceX submitted several applications, the FCC has given the company permission to connect moving vehicles to its…

SpaceX Cargo Dragon launch slips to mid-July

NASA and SpaceX have decided to delay the company's next Cargo Dragon launch a third time after discovering a small…

SpaceX completes 35th Falcon 9 launch in 33 weeks

SpaceX has successfully launched the SES-22 communications satellite to a geostationary transfer orbit, ending the first half of 2022 with…

SpaceX, ULA targeting back-to-back geostationary launches

SpaceX and competitor United Launch Alliance (ULA) are on track to launch their Falcon 9 and Atlas V rockets less…

SpaceX to surpass weekly launch target in first half of 2022

SpaceX is on track to surpass CEO Elon Musk's weekly launch target in the first half of 2022 with one…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket’s NASA Psyche launch delayed to 2023

NASA says that its mission to the asteroid 16 Psyche will no longer be able to launch in 2022 after…

SpaceX installs Super Heavy booster on launch mount with giant robot arms

SpaceX has transported the most powerful rocket booster ever assembled to its Starbase orbital launch site (OLS) and used giant…

SpaceX’s record-breaking Falcon 9 booster returns to port

SpaceX's latest record-breaking Falcon 9 booster has returned to port after completing its 13th launch and landing. Falcon 9 B1060…

SpaceX begins stacking Florida Starship launch tower

SpaceX has begun stacking Starship's first Florida launch tower. Less than half a year after the company restarted work on…

Relativity Space’s first 3D-printed rocket arrives at launch pad

Relativity Space has shipped both stages of its first 3D-printed Terran-1 rocket to a launch pad it recently finished constructing…

SpaceX to attempt to crush Starship test tank

A week after rolling a different 'test tank' from its South Texas Starship factory to nearby launch and test facilities,…

SpaceX launches three Falcon 9 rockets in 36 hours

SpaceX has successfully completed three Falcon 9 launches in just over 36 hours, highlighting the company's continuous push towards ever-higher…

SpaceX to kick off launch triple-header with record-breaking Falcon reuse

SpaceX appears to be on track to launch a trio of Falcon 9 rockets in as few as 36 hours,…

SpaceX considers second Crew Dragon launch pad to reduce risk from Starship

Reuters reports that SpaceX has proposed modifying a second Florida launch pad to support Crew Dragon missions after NASA raised…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk claims Starship will be ready for first orbital launch in July

CEO Elon Musk claims that SpaceX could be ready to attempt Starship's first orbital launch as early as July. While…

SpaceX, NASA blame Cargo Dragon leak on faulty valve, delay launch further

NASA and SpaceX have delayed Cargo Dragon's CRS-25 space station resupply mission another two weeks after the company narrowed down…

SpaceX a big step closer to orbital Starship launches after passing FAA environmental review

SpaceX has secured environmental approval from the FAA and relevant federal, state, and local stakeholders to conduct orbital Starship launches…