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SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule.


Israeli team assesses what went wrong with lunar landing

The team behind the Israeli spacecraft that crashed into the moon moments before touchdown was working Friday to try and piece together what derailed the ambitious mission, which sought to …


Israeli spacecraft fails in attempt to reach moon

An Israeli spacecraft has failed in its attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar mission.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019, 8:56 p.m.

SpaceX crew capsule ends test flight with ocean splashdown

SpaceX’s swanky new crew capsule returned from the International Space Station to an old-fashioned splashdown in the Atlantic on Friday, successfully ending a test flight that could lead to astronaut …


UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 7:14 p.m.

U.S.-built capsule docks at space station

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule docked successfully with the International Space Station today, marking the first time in eight years that an American-made spacecraft capable of carrying humans has flown to the …


UPDATED: Sat., March 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

America’s newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

America’s newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9 p.m.

NASA, SpaceX OK 1st test flight of crew capsule next week

NASA and SpaceX approve a test flight next week of the crew Dragon capsule.


It’s shaping up to be a stellar year for space flight

Government and industry officials believe 2019 could mark a turning point in the United States space program, which could see all sorts of new milestones as NASA celebrates the 50th …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 8:36 p.m.

SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

A SpaceX delivery full of Christmas goodies arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday, following a slight delay caused by a communication drop-out.


Christmas turkey, fruitcake rocketing toward space station

Christmas turkey rocketed toward the International Space Station on Wednesday, along with cranberry sauce, candied yams and the obligatory fruitcake.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 11:12 a.m.

NASA to launch safety review of SpaceX and Boeing

NASA has ordered a safety review of the two companies it has hired to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, a monthslong assessment that would involve hundreds of interviews …


1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 6:45 p.m.

SpaceX changes plans to send tourists around the moon

SpaceX said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan.


Inside SpaceX, the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that eventually could send astronauts to space

Elon Musk’s SpaceX hosted an open house here Monday, offering a rare peek inside the Willy Wonka-like rocket factory that also serves as a museum of sorts to SpaceX’s 16-year …


NASA announces astronauts for SpaceX, Boeing launches from U.S.

After a seven-year hiatus, American astronauts will once again go to space from the U.S.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 3:30 p.m.

Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.


Graduation is a little bit like life on Mars

Mueller, who was the commencement guest speaker Saturday at the UI’s graduation ceremonies in the Kibbie Dome, is the co-founder of SpaceX and a 1985 graduate from UI with a …


SpaceX’s upgraded rocket soars with satellite for Bangladesh

SpaceX lifted Bangladesh’s first satellite into orbit Friday using an upgraded rocket designed for dozens of repeat flights including back-to-back, same-day launches.


UPDATED: Sun., May 6, 2018, 9:22 p.m.

Musk’s SpaceX is using a powerful rocket technology; NASA advisers say it could put lives at risk.

When Elon Musk and his team at SpaceX were looking to make their Falcon 9 rocket even more powerful, they came up with a creative idea – keep the propellant …


SpaceX launches 10 Iridium satellites from California

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 next-generation satellites Friday for Iridium Communications from California.


SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it …


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 6, 2018, 3:59 p.m.

SpaceX’s big new rocket blasts off with sports car on top

SpaceX’s big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 1:48 p.m.

SpaceX ‘Starman’ at wheel of sports car flying on new rocket

A SpaceX “Starman” is aboard the company’s new rocket that’s set to make its launch debut from Florida.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 9:58 p.m.

SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket ready for first test flight

SpaceX’s hot new monster rocket is set to make its first test flight this week.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

SpaceX says rocket performance OK in secret satellite launch

SpaceX defended its rocket performance during the weekend launch of a secret U.S. satellite, responding Tuesday to media reports that the satellite codenamed Zuma was lost.


SpaceX launches secret satellite Zuma on 1st flight of year

SpaceX has launched a secret satellite codenamed Zuma on its first flight of the new year.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 8:33 p.m.

Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California

A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.


SpaceX unveils new Falcon Heavy rocket before January launch

SpaceX unveiled its new Falcon Heavy rocket on Wednesday, a month before its first launch.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 3:52 p.m.

SpaceX 1st: Recycled rocket soars with recycled capsule

SpaceX racked up another first Friday, launching a recycled rocket with a recycled capsule on a grocery run for NASA.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 9:14 p.m.

SpaceX launching recycled rocket, supply capsule for NASA

Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.