SpaceX

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 customer iSpace updates Falcon 9-launched Moon lander, rover plans

Japanese commercial space company iSpace has provided an updated schedule for its first private missions to the Moon, both set…

SpaceX Falcon 9 booster spotted in Southern California on journey to Florida

On August 20th, a member of a local California Facebook group happened to spot a SpaceX Falcon 9 booster in…

SpaceX Falcon 9’s next major US Air Force launch slips into early 2020 ahead of busy Q4

According to an August 20th update from the US Air Force's Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC), SpaceX's next dedicated…

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Starship presentation will have to wait a few more weeks

While the FAA's slow pace continues to delay Starhopper's second major flight test, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that his…

SpaceX’s next major Starhopper flight test still awaiting FAA approval, says Elon Musk

Four and half days after a recent call with FAA officials, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says that the company is…

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon explosion investigation almost complete, says executive

Speaking at the 2019 AIAA Propulsion & Energy Forum, SpaceX Vice President of Build and Flight Reliability Hans Koenigsmann was…

SpaceX’s West Coast drone ship begins Panama Canal transit on journey to Florida (or Texas)

After traveling more than 3500 miles (5600 km), SpaceX autonomous spaceport drone ship (ASDS) Just Read The Instructions (JRTI) began…

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…