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SpaceX, NASA practice astronaut recovery ahead of Crew Dragon’s crewed launch debut

SpaceX and NASA teams continue to prepare for Crew Dragon's inaugural crewed launch (Demo-2) to the International Space Station (ISS)…

SpaceX’s first Super Heavy hardware is already being built at Florida Starship campus

Based on some basic analysis of recent photos of SpaceX's East Coast Starship facility, situated in Cocoa, Florida, SpaceX has…

SpaceX’s next Starhopper flight needs more analysis for FAA go-ahead, says Elon Musk

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the company's next major Starhopper flight test is still awaiting FAA approval due to…

SpaceX, Blue Origin, and ULA make major progress in commercial megarocket space race

A new generation of space race is currently underway, but this time it’s not a race to determine which country…

SpaceX may have signed a fairing agreement with ULA supplier RUAG (Update: no agreement)

According to unverified and speculative comments reportedly made to a member of the space industry by a RUAG spokesperson, the…

SpaceX settles on Friday for Starhopper’s next flight test milestone, FAA permitting

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has published Notices-to-Airmen (NOTAMs) for SpaceX's next Starhopper flight milestone, a 200m (650 ft)…

SpaceX adds new ship to fleet after fairing catcher Ms. Tree nails second recovery in a row

In a telltale sign that SpaceX is growing much more confident in its ability to consistently recover Falcon 9 fairings,…

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 missions likely two back-to-back Starlink satellite launches

Hinted at by a launch photographer and confirmed by an article published on NASASpaceflight.com, it appears that SpaceX's next Falcon…

SpaceX’s first Crew Dragon NASA astronauts suit up for spacesuit-focused launch rehearsal

While a great deal of work remains before SpaceX and NASA are ready to set a date for Crew Dragon's…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says Starhopper’s next test flight is waiting for an FAA permit

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company is working with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to secure regulatory…

SpaceX teases extreme Falcon 9 launch cadence goals in Starship planning doc

Published as part of an August 2019 environmental assessment (EA) draft for Starship's prospective Pad 39A launch facilities, SpaceX revealed…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 may soon have company as Rocket Lab reveals plans for Electron rocket reuse

The most prominent launcher of small carbon composite rockets, Rocket Lab, announced plans on Tuesday to recover the first stage…

SpaceX preps Texas Starship’s second tank dome for installation in latest milestone

During an August 4th visit to SpaceX's Boca Chica Starship build site, CEO Elon Musk captured and shared photos showing…

SpaceX nails second Falcon 9 fairing catch ever with GO Ms. Tree, Elon Musk shares video

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company has successfully caught its second Falcon 9 fairing ever, an excellent sign…

SpaceX Falcon 9 Block 5’s second expendable launch a bittersweet success

Likely some 10 minutes after lifting off for the third time from a SpaceX launch pad, Falcon 9 Block 5…

SpaceX sends Falcon 9’s West Coast drone ship to the Panama Canal in surprise move

In a surprise turn of events, SpaceX has decided to send Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) - one of the…

SpaceX announces Falcon 9 SmallSat Rideshare program with launches to start in 2020

Elon Musk's private space venture, SpaceX, has announced that it is expanding its launch services to directly address the growing…

SpaceX’s Florida Starship hits growth spurt as Texas Starship begins bulkhead installation

In the last week alone, SpaceX's twin orbital Starship prototypes have made some truly jaw-dropping progress. Onlookers have witnessed Florida's…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says first orbital Starship prototype flight debut is just weeks away

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, one or both of the company's two orbital Starship prototypes could be "ready to…

SpaceX’s crewed Dragon launch debut likely to slip into 2020 as NASA pursues “realistic” dates

In a recent blog post, NASA made it clear that changes happening to leadership within the agency - specifically within…