SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

Just under 19 hours after launching from Florida, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley arrived at the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule on Sunday, marking the first U.S. space capsule to do so with a crew since 2011. After a tense automatic docking sequence successfully linked Crew Dragon to the station’s… Read More SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying NASA astronauts docks with International Space Station

SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil

SpaceX, the private rocket company of billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched two Americans into orbit from Florida on Saturday in a landmark mission marking the first spaceflight of NASA astronauts from U.S. soil in nine years. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center at 3:22 p.m. EDT (1922 GMT), launching… Read More SpaceX launches NASA astronauts into orbit from U.S. soil

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites

SpaceX launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying 24 experimental satellites in what Elon Musk’s rocket company called one of the most difficult launches it has attempted. The craft blasted off to cheers from onlookers at 2:30 a.m. (0630 GMT) after a three-hour delay from the original launch… Read More SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket carrying 24 satellites

SpaceX capsule returns to earth following visit to space station

An unmanned capsule from Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned to earth on Friday morning after a short-term stay on the International Space Station, ending the first orbital test mission in NASA’s quest to resume human space flight from U.S. soil this year. A SpaceX rocket had launched the 16-foot-tall capsule from the Kennedy Space Center in… Read More SpaceX capsule returns to earth following visit to space station

SpaceX set to retrench ten percent of its employees

Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX will reduce its workforce by about 10 percent of the company’s more than 6,000 employees, it said on Friday. The company said it will part ways with some of its manpower, citing extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead. “To continue delivering for our customers and to succeed in developing interplanetary spacecraft and… Read More SpaceX set to retrench ten percent of its employees

SpaceX launches Indonesian communications satellite into space with recovered booster 

SpaceX launched the first previously-flown ‘block 5’ version of its Falcon 9 rocket early Tuesday, sending an Indonesian communications satellite into space and successfully recovering the first stage booster with a pinpoint landing on an offshore droneship. It was only the fourth flight of an upgraded block 5 booster since the rocket’s debut in May… Read More SpaceX launches Indonesian communications satellite into space with recovered booster 

SpaceX launches upgraded version of Falcon 9 rocket designed for crewed missions

​An updated version of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, tailored for eventual crewed missions for NASA, made its debut launch on Friday from Florida’s Cape Canaveral carrying a communications satellite for Bangladesh into orbit. The newly minted Block-5 edition of the Falcon 9, equipped with about 100 upgrades for greater power, safety and reusability than… Read More SpaceX launches upgraded version of Falcon 9 rocket designed for crewed missions