Stories tagged: SpaceX
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 3 a.m.
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.
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.
Wed., Dec. 5, 2018, 2:36 p.m.
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 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 …
Mon., Sept. 17, 2018, 7:23 p.m.
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 said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
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 …
Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:48 p.m.
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.
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.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
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 …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:03 p.m.
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.
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 …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 6:06 p.m.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched 10 next-generation satellites Friday for Iridium Communications from California.
Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
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 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.
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 is set to make its first test flight this week.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 5:31 p.m.
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.
Sun., Jan. 7, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
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.
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.
Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 12:26 p.m.
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 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.
Space Age hand-me-downs are soaring to a whole new level.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
SpaceX is investigating why one of its rocket engines exploded during a test fire earlier this week at the company’s facility in Texas, the company confirmed Wednesday.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
Elon Musk says his next spaceship could take you the moon and Mars – and New York to London in 29 minutes
In addition to helping create a city on the Red Planet, Elon Musk said, the next rocket he intends to build would also be capable of helping create a base …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:55 p.m.
Boeing Co. and SpaceX are relying on the tried-and-true design as the two companies each develop spacecraft under NASA contracts to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station.
Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
SpaceX launched the Air Force’s super-secret space shuttle on Thursday, a technology tester capable of spending years in orbit.
Wed., July 5, 2017, 6:54 p.m.
SpaceX has launched a communication satellite on the third try.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
New Zealand has never had a space program but could soon be launching commercial rockets more often than the United States.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
SpaceX launched a top-secret spy satellite for the U.S. government Monday morning and then successfully landed the booster for recycling.