Falcon 9

SpaceX Inspiration4 Dragon, Falcon 9 booster return to port after flawless mission

After acing a flawless commercial astronaut launch debut, SpaceX's Inspiration4 Crew Dragon spacecraft, Falcon 9 booster, and the four private…

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster returns to California port for the first time in years

For the first time in almost three years, a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster has returned to a California port after…

SpaceX rockets private astronaut crew into orbit for the first time in spaceflight history

For the first time in spaceflight history, a crew of all-private astronauts have rocketed into orbit - and on a…

Watch SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission launch four private astronauts live [webcast]

Update: SpaceX, Falcon 9, Crew Dragon, the crew, and the weather remain on track for the company's historic Inspiration4 mission,…

SpaceX’s first West Coast Starlink launch orbits 51 new ‘space laser’ satellites

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has successfully launched 51 upgraded laser-linked Starlink satellites from its Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB)…

SpaceX Crew Dragon, Falcon 9 roll out to the pad for historic Inspiration4 launch

On the morning of September 12th, SpaceX rolled the Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft that will support the…

SpaceX Falcon 9 wins second geostationary commsat launch contract of 2021

SpaceX and Middle Eastern satcom provider Yahsat have announced a contract to launch the company's next-generation Thuraya 4-NGS satellite on…

SpaceX rolls Inspiration4 Falcon 9 rocket to the pad for historic launch

SpaceX has rolled the Falcon 9 rocket that will launch the historic Inspiration4 private astronaut mission to its NASA Kennedy…

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster returns to port on upgraded drone ship

Upgraded SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall Of Gravitas (ASOG) returned to Port Canaveral on Tuesday, August 31st after a flawless…

SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 rocket for first California Starlink launch

SpaceX says it has successfully static fired the Falcon 9 rocket scheduled to support its first California launch in ten…

SpaceX sets Dragon reuse record, debuts drone ship on first launch in two months

Update #2: After a 24-hour weather delay, conditions were far more favorable on August 29th, allowing a SpaceX Falcon 9…

SpaceX’s newest drone heads to sea for first Falcon 9 booster landing

Update: Fresh from the drydock where it was built, SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas has departed Port Canaveral…

SpaceX set to end longest gap between Falcon launches in two years

NASA has confirmed that SpaceX's next Falcon 9 launch is now scheduled to occur no earlier than 3:37 am EDT…

SpaceX’s fleet of rocket recovery ships is about to get even bigger

Four months after SpaceX gave up on catching Falcon fairings and stripped and returned a pair of leased ships it…

SpaceX Falcon rockets win yet another Moon lander launch contract

In a bit of déjà vu, SpaceX's Falcon rockets have secured yet another contract to launch a commercial Moon lander…

SpaceX’s historic private astronaut launch debut gets its own Netflix documentary

Netflix has announced plans for a documentary that will dive deep into SpaceX's historic Inspiration4 private astronaut launch. Headed by…

SpaceX schedules first West Coast Starlink launch after a quiet July

Spaceflight Now reports that SpaceX has scheduled Starlink's West Coast launch debut no earlier than August 10th, a mission that…

SpaceX’s fourth Falcon booster delivery this year hints at rare production uptick

For at least the fourth time in 2021, SpaceX has shipped a new Falcon booster from its Hawthorne, California headquarters…

SpaceX sets new goals for Falcon booster reuse goals after ten-flight milestone

Speaking virtually at Barcelona's 2021 Mobile World Congress (MWC), CEO Elon Musk says that SpaceX has already set its sights…

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket is dominating global orbital launches in 2021

Less than five days after SpaceX completed its 20th successful Falcon 9 launch of 2021, a Long March 4C rocket…