Stories tagged: spacex
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019
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 has delayed its delivery to the International Space Station because of dangerous wind gusts.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 11, 2019
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 …
Tue., Sept. 24, 2019
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 added another parking spot to the International Space Station on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019
SpaceX aces its ‘most difficult launch ever’ as it tries to impress the Air Force
Wed., June 12, 2019
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 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.
Wed., May 15, 2019
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
A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a “cosmic catch” by a pair of Canadians.
Sat., May 4, 2019
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 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 …
Tue., April 30, 2019
A major power shortage at the International Space Station has delayed this week’s SpaceX supply run.
Mon., April 22, 2019
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
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
An Israeli spacecraft has failed in its attempt to make history as the first privately funded lunar mission.
UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019
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
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 capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019
NASA and SpaceX approve a test flight next week of the crew Dragon capsule.
Sat., Jan. 12, 2019
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
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
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 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
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 said it has signed the first private moon traveler, with some changes to its original game plan.
Tue., Aug. 14, 2018
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
After a seven-year hiatus, American astronauts will once again go to space from the U.S.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018
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
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 …