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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

SpaceX launches caring robot, beer malt and ‘mighty mice’

SpaceX launched a 3-ton shipment to the International Space Station on Thursday, including “mighty mice” for a muscle study, a robot sensitive to astronauts’ emotions and a miniature version of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019

SpaceX delays space station delivery due to high wind

SpaceX has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019

SpaceX launches 60 more mini satellites for global internet

The Falcon rocket blasted into the morning sky, marking the unprecedented fourth flight of a booster for SpaceX. The compact flat-panel satellites – just 575 pounds each – will join …


Japanese rocket blasts off with batteries for space station

A Japanese supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Tuesday, two weeks after a launch pad fire halted the first countdown.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 22, 2019

Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

Spacewalking astronauts added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019

SpaceX launches hefty rocket with 24 satellites, experiments

SpaceX aces its ‘most difficult launch ever’ as it tries to impress the Air Force


Canadian Radarsat satellites launched aboard SpaceX rocket

Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency’s Earth-monitoring Radarsat program were launched into orbit from California on Wednesday aboard a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.


UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, with many more to come

SpaceX has launched 60 tiny satellites, the first of hundreds and even thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.


Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals

A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space earlier this month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a “cosmic catch” by a pair of Canadians.


SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of unusual power delays.


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019

SpaceX confirms crew capsule destroyed in ground testing

SpaceX finally confirmed Thursday its crew capsule was destroyed in ground testing two weeks ago and conceded that the accident is “not great news” for the company’s effort to launch …


Space station power shortage delays SpaceX supply run

A major power shortage at the International Space Station has delayed this week’s SpaceX supply run.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 …