Eric Ralph

SpaceX's first NASA astronaut launch closer than ever as spacecraft and rocket near Florida

According to an engineer's February presentation, SpaceX is on the brink of shipping its first NASA astronaut-rated Crew Dragon spacecraft…

SpaceX ramps Starship hiring as Elon Musk talks Texas rocket factory's "awesome" progress

After several successful tests last month, Elon Musk says that SpaceX's South Texas Starship team is looking to rapidly expand…

SpaceX's workhorse rocket is almost halfway to reaching ambitious reusability goals

Thanks to a recent cluster of major milestones, SpaceX's family of Falcon 9 and Heavy rockets are rapidly nearing the…

SpaceX rocket booster makes it back to port after hard drone ship landing

SpaceX has completed its third rocket launch of 2020 and the most recent booster to launch safely returned to Port…

SpaceX resurrects California Starship factory plan just one year after abandoning it

Just nine months after scrapping temporary Starship facilities built at a Los Angeles port, the company has unexpectedly reconsidered that…

SpaceX's workhorse Falcon 9 rocket expected to reach major launch milestone in 2020

Hours after SpaceX launched its 240th new Starlink satellite into orbit, Elon Musk took to Twitter to cryptically reveal that…

SpaceX just caught its first rocket nosecone in 5 months (and the booster landed, too)

One of SpaceX's net-outfitted recovery ships has just completed the company's first successful Falcon 9 nosecone (payload fairing) catch in…

SpaceX Starship just aced another explosive tank test and Elon Musk has the results [video]

SpaceX has successfully repaired a leak in a Starship prototype, filled the giant tank with an ultra-cold liquid, and pressurized…

SpaceX’s Elon Musk set for Starlink launch, Tesla earnings double-header

SpaceX has delayed its latest Starlink launch once more after high winds forced the company to recycle an attempt originally…

SpaceX is ready to build the first Starship destined for space after latest tests

After a busy several days of rocket hardware testing, Elon Musk says that SpaceX may be ready to build the…

SpaceX set to launch 240th Starlink satellite as space internet nears prime time

SpaceX is just hours away from a Monday launch that should leave the company with almost 250 Starlink satellites in…

SpaceX just won its first Falcon 9 launch contract of the year

SpaceX has won its first Falcon 9 launch contract of 2020, adding to an already substantial backlog of missions scheduled…

SpaceX Starship factory churning out new rocket parts with Elon Musk's help

SpaceX's South Texas team of Starship engineers and technicians - including CEO Elon Musk himself - are working around the…

SpaceX surprises after recovering spacecraft 'trunk' in one piece

In a surprise twist, SpaceX has recovered an expendable 'trunk' that launched with Crew Dragon on its January 19th In-Flight…

SpaceX’s first ever Block 5 booster gives one last hurrah, in photos

After helping SpaceX enter a new era of routine rocket reusability, the very first Falcon 9 Block 5 booster is…

SpaceX fires up rocket for second launch in two days but high seas threaten delays

SpaceX has static fired a Falcon 9 barely 24 hours after its most recent launch and could launch a second…

SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft sails home after flawless in-flight abort test

SpaceX's newest Crew Dragon spacecraft has successfully returned to port aboard one of the company's dedicated recovery vessels, neatly wrapping…

Elon Musk says SpaceX could catch Crew Dragon and NASA astronauts with a giant net

Shortly after SpaceX flawlessly completed Crew Dragon's In-Flight Abort (IFA) test earlier today, CEO Elon Musk - speaking at a…

NASA says SpaceX's Crew Dragon abort test is go for launch on doomed Falcon 9 rocket

NASA has formally given SpaceX permission for Crew Dragon's second launch - a crucial test flight that should be the…

SpaceX's Falcon rockets might need a giant tower on wheels for US military launches

SpaceX reportedly plans to build a massive mobile gantry - effectively a tower on wheels - at one of its…