Stories tagged: SpaceX
Mon., April 22, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
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.
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
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 …
Thu., April 11, 2019, 12:46 p.m.
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’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.
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 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 and SpaceX approve a test flight next week of the crew Dragon capsule.
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.