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SpaceX preparing Super Heavy, Starbase for booster’s next steps

Amid a flurry of deliveries and work on several new Starship boosters, SpaceX is preparing the first truly finished Super…

SpaceX rolls Raptor Vacuum engines to launch pad for Starship’s next tests

For the second time, SpaceX is gearing up to install a full six Raptor engines on the first orbital-class Starship…

SpaceX rideshare program beats small rockets for Emirati launch contract

The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) space agency has contracted with SpaceX to launch a domestically-built Earth observation satellite on a…

SpaceX Dragon, Falcon 9 rocket roll out to pad for first launch in six weeks

SpaceX has rolled a Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 to the launch pad for the rocket's first launch in more…

Russia deems SpaceX’s Crew Dragon and Falcon 9 safe to launch cosmonauts

Seven years after Russian bureaucrat and oligarch Dmitry Rogozin - faced with economic sanctions in response to Russia's illegal invasion…

SpaceX’s newest Crew Dragon spacecraft arrives at launch site

Right on schedule, SpaceX has rolled a new Crew Dragon spacecraft to the pad for its first astronaut launch. Known…

SpaceX fires up first upgraded Starship engine

CEO Elon Musk has implicitly revealed that SpaceX recently conducted the first test of Starship's new Raptor 2 engine. Aside…

SpaceX’s path to refueling Starships in space is clearer than it seems

Perhaps the single biggest mystery of SpaceX's Starship program is how exactly the company plans to refuel the largest spacecraft…

SpaceX Starship fires up Raptor Vacuum engine twice in one hour

After weeks of exceptionally cautious buildup, SpaceX's first orbital-class Starship prototype has repeatedly broken new ground tests in the first…

SpaceX begins installing ‘Mechazilla’ arms designed to catch Starship rockets

After a busy few weeks spent attaching Mechazilla's two rocket-catching arms to a carriage-like backbone, SpaceX has begun the process…

SpaceX’s next Crew Dragon astronaut mission settles on Halloween launch

After initially moving forward 24 hours from October 31st to October 30th, SpaceX's next Crew Dragon astronaut mission has slipped…

SpaceX uses robot dog to inspect Starship after first engine test in months

SpaceX's first orbital-class Starship prototype has survived the first of several expected Raptor tests, kicking off an engine test campaign…

SpaceX rolls second-to-last ‘cryoshell’ to Starbase’s orbital tank farm

In the last two days, SpaceX has transported a giant mystery tank and the second-to-last 'cryoshell' to Starbase's orbital tank…

SpaceX’s first orbital Starship launch slips to March 2022 in NASA document

A NASA document discussing a group's plans to document SpaceX's first orbital-velocity Starship reentry appears to suggest that the next-generation…

SpaceX rapidly tests, ships Falcon 9 second stage for next NASA astronaut launch

SpaceX has shipped, tested, and delivered the new Falcon 9 upper stage tasked with carrying the company's next Crew Dragon…

SpaceX installs full set of car-sized grid fins on second Super Heavy booster

SpaceX appears to have installed a full set of car-sized grid fins on Starship's second flightworthy Super Heavy booster, leaving…

SpaceX’s next West Coast Starlink launch likely delayed as drone ship returns to port

Update: Less than a day after departing Port of Long Beach, California, SpaceX drone ship Of Course I Still Love…

SpaceX to launch Varda Space’s first Rocket Lab-derived ‘space factory’ satellite

Startup Varda Space says it has contracted with SpaceX to launch its first satellite - based on a Rocket Lab…

Elon Musk trolls Amazon’s Jeff Bezos after claiming title of ‘World’s Richest Person’

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk trolled Amazon's Jeff Bezos on Twitter earlier today after reclaiming the title of World's…

SpaceX installs Raptor Vacuum engine on first orbital-class Starship

Update: Providing the best views yet of the Raptor Vacuum installation process, SpaceX began installing one of Starship S20's six…