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Monday, December 16, 2019
SpaceX CRS-19 mission: How to watch Falcon 9 launch to the space station

SpaceX CRS-19 mission: How to watch Falcon 9 launch to the...

The 18th resupply mission launched on July 25, 2019. NASA/Tony Gray & Kenny Allen SpaceX rocket launches are happening so often they seem like fairly routine affairs now -- but they're still must-watch events. A brand-new Falcon 9 booster is scheduled to launch a Dragon capsule, carrying scientific payloads and a handful of CubeSats for…
SpaceX Falcon 9 launch: How to watch CRS-19 mission to the space station

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch: How to watch CRS-19 mission to the...

The 18th resupply mission launched on July 25, 2019. NASA/Tony Gray & Kenny Allen SpaceX rocket launches are happening so often they seem like fairly routine affairs now -- but they're still must-watch events. A brand-new Falcon 9 booster is scheduled to launch a Dragon capsule, carrying scientific payloads and a handful of CubeSats for…
SpaceX Starship strain take a look at blows up Musk’s Mars rocket prototype

SpaceX Starship strain take a look at blows up Musk’s Mars...

Starship Mk1 experienced a bit of rapid disassembly. LabPadre/Screenshot by CNET It looks as though a little re-assembly may be required on the biggest prototype yet of Elon Musk's Mars Starship.  The early version of the next generation SpaceX rocket appeared to fail during a pressurization test, sending billowing clouds of gas and its hood…
SpaceX passes Crew Dragon take a look at that beforehand resulted in an explosion

SpaceX passes Crew Dragon take a look at that beforehand resulted...

Crew Dragon's latest static fire engine test appeared to go well. NASA SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft is making progress toward carrying actual human astronauts to the International Space Station.  The Crew Dragon completed a series of static-fire engine tests on Wednesday, NASA announced. The tests fired up the capsule's thrusters, which are used to maneuver…
SpaceX hits two new milestones with newest Starlink launch

SpaceX hits two new milestones with newest Starlink launch

The fairing that shields 60 Starlink satellites awaits launch. SpaceX For the first time, SpaceX has launched and landed an orbital rocket booster on a fourth mission. And for a special bonus trick, Elon Musk's space company carried out Monday's mission -- the launch of its latest batch of broadband satellites -- using a recycled…
How to find the SpaceX Starlink satellite train overhead today

How to find the SpaceX Starlink satellite train overhead today

A Falcon 9 rocket launched into space on Monday morning. Trevor Mahlmann Nine Merlin engines all firing at once. Trevor Mahlmann The weather was fine in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann This was the fourth time this rocket's first stage has flown. Trevor Mahlmann for Ars It was a pleasant November morning in Florida. Trevor Mahlmann The…
SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites placed on controversial mild present

SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites placed on controversial mild present

Those bright lights marching slowly in a straight line across the sky this week aren't comets or meteors -- although there was also this bright meteor -- but the second batch of SpaceX Starlink broadband satellites. Elon Musk's space company launched 60 of the small internet routers aboard a Falcon 9 rocket Monday and within…
Elon Musk: SpaceX might launch Starships for sliver of NASA’s prices

Elon Musk: SpaceX might launch Starships for sliver of NASA’s prices

SpaceX's Starship, seen in prototype form, could get reach space for a much lower cost than comparable NASA launches. SpaceX SpaceX founder Elon Musk suggested that his company could launch its next-generation Starship rockets for much less than it costs NASA. Getting the "fully reusable" system to orbit will take $900,000 worth of propellant, Musk…
Extra SpaceX firsts coming with subsequent Starlink launch

Extra SpaceX firsts coming with subsequent Starlink launch

A Falcon 9 sits ready on the launchpad for a mission. SpaceX SpaceX is set to take its bold recycling initiative one step further next week. It plans to launch a batch of its Starlink broadband satellites aboard a Falcon 9 rocket that has previously flown three times and will use a fairing that flew…
SpaceX shares fiery video of Crew Dragon escape system check

SpaceX shares fiery video of Crew Dragon escape system check

This SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule successfully made it to the ISS with no humans on board in March 2019. NASA/SpaceX SpaceX's quest to launch NASA astronauts from US soil to the International Space Station is finally getting some good news after a series of delays.  A catastrophic explosion of the Crew Dragon capsule during an April…

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