SpaceX Starship SN15 prototype achieves successful landing

SpaceX achieved the first successful touchdown of its prototype Starship rocket during the latest test flight of the next-generation launch vehicle in south Texas on Wednesday, after four previous landing attempts ended in explosions. The feat marked a key milestone for the private rocket company of billionaire tech mogul Elon Musk in its development of… Read More SpaceX Starship SN15 prototype achieves successful landing

Four astronauts return from International Space Station aboard SpaceX capsule

Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early on Sunday in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in the Gulf of Mexico, NASA said. Their return marked the end of the first crew rotation mission to the station by the Crew Dragon spacecraft, developed in partnership between NASA and… Read More Four astronauts return from International Space Station aboard SpaceX capsule

U.S. FAA authorizes next three SpaceX Starship launches

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it authorized the next three launches of the SpaceX Starship prototype and confirmed the agency’s head spoke to Chief Executive Elon Musk about safety last month. The FAA said that prior to the launch of SN15, the FAA would verify that SpaceX implemented corrective actions arising from an… Read More U.S. FAA authorizes next three SpaceX Starship launches

NASA, SpaceX launch 4-member crew to International Space Station

NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the first crew ever propelled into orbit by a rocket booster recycled from a previous spaceflight. The company’s Crew Dragon capsule Endeavour, also making its second flight, streaked into the darkened pre-dawn… Read More NASA, SpaceX launch 4-member crew to International Space Station

SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket fails to land safely following test launch

An uncrewed SpaceX Starship prototype rocket failed to land safely on Tuesday after a test launch from Boca Chica, Texas, and engineers were investigating, SpaceX said. “We do appear to have lost all the data from the vehicle,” SpaceX engineer John Insprucker said in a webcast video of the rocket’s flight test. “We’re going to… Read More SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket fails to land safely following test launch

SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype successfully lands before exploding

The third time appeared to be the charm for Elon Musk’s Starship rocket – until it wasn’t. The latest heavy-duty launch vehicle prototype from SpaceX soared flawlessly into the sky in a high-altitude test blast-off on Wednesday from Boca Chica, Texas, then flew itself back to Earth to achieve the first upright landing for a… Read More SpaceX Starship SN10 prototype successfully lands before exploding

SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes while landing following test launch

SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica, Texas, live video of the flight showed. The Starship rocket destroyed in the accident was a 16-story-tall prototype for the heavy-lift launch vehicle being developed by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s private… Read More SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes while landing following test launch