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SpaceX’s astronaut launch debut Crew Dragon capsule shown off in first public photos

As part of a last-second media event at SpaceX's Hawthorne, CA rocket factory and headquarters, members of the media were…

NASA administrator set to tour SpaceX’s rocket, spaceship factory with Elon Musk

In quick succession, an October 3rd conversation between SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine culminated in the…

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon, Falcon 9 likely ready for astronaut launch debut in 10 weeks, says Musk

According to SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the Crew Dragon spacecraft and Falcon 9 rocket meant to support the company's first-ever…

SpaceX wins NASA funds to build and test Starship’s orbital refueling technology

On September 27th, NASA announced a new round of Tipping Point funding worth a total of $43.2M that will be…

SpaceX, NASA test escape zipline ahead of Crew Dragon’s astronaut launch debut

As part of continued preparations ahead of SpaceX's Demonstration-2 mission (DM-2) that will debut Crew Dragon's ability to support astronaut…

NASA head calls out SpaceX CEO Elon Musk over Starship event in bizarre statement

Roughly 24 hours before SpaceX CEO Elon Musk was scheduled to present an update on the company's Starship launch vehicle…

SpaceX aims to ship two new Crew Dragon spacecraft to Florida in the next two months

Speaking in an interview with CNN shortly after presenting an update on Starship, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the…

SpaceX aims to launch critical Crew Dragon abort test before the end of 2019

SpaceX has applied for an FCC Special Temporary Authority license to authorize rocket communications during what is likely Crew Dragon's…

SpaceX, NASA win coveted Emmy award for spacecraft launch debut coverage

Over the course of Crew Dragon's 'Demo-1' orbital launch debut, SpaceX and NASA coordinated in a multitude of ways to…

SpaceX’s Starship, Florida Space Coast make it through Hurricane Dorian unscathed

With Hurricane Dorian's central Florida rendezvous essentially over, it's safe to say that SpaceX's Starship facilities and Florida's Space Coast…

SpaceX acquires new photos of Starship landing sites with Mars-orbiting NASA satellite

SpaceX has reaffirmed its prioritization of the Arcadia Planitia - a low Martian plain - and adjacent areas as some…

SpaceX’s first thrice-flown Cargo Dragon returns from orbit with Starship tiles intact

After a flawless reentry and splashdown on August 27th, SpaceX's first thrice-flown Cargo Dragon spacecraft completed its latest mission, arriving…

SpaceX fires up Falcon 9 booster destined for Crew Dragon’s astronaut launch debut

SpaceX announced that it has successfully completed a routine static fire acceptance test of the Falcon 9 booster that will…

Elon Musk’s plans to terraform Mars: Who knew clean energy could be so controversial?

I have to admit, I've been pretty fascinated with the idea of terraforming Mars ever since seeing an IMAX film…

NASA installs SpaceX-delivered docking adapter for Crew Dragon, Boeing Starliner missions

Launched on July 25th, SpaceX's CRS-18 Cargo Dragon successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) a few days later,…

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 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’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…

SpaceX to mature Starship Moon landing and orbital refueling tech with NASA’s help

NASA has announced 19 technology partnerships between the agency's many spaceflight centers and 13 companies, including SpaceX, Blue Origin, and…

SpaceX retracts Falcon 9 booster’s landing legs a second time after speedy reuse

Following the Falcon 9 booster's second successful NASA launch in less than three months, SpaceX recovery technicians have once again…