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SpaceX plans its third launch in the space of two weeks

SpaceX plans its third launch in the space of two weeks

SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, perched atop the company's Falcon 9 rocket, took off from Cape Canaveral on May 30, carrying two astronauts to the International Space Station on a NASA mission. Joe Raedle/Getty Images If all goes as planned, a SpaceX Falcon 9 will blast off from Florida this Saturday, just two weeks after another…
How to watch SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab launch NASA and spy satellites

How to watch SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab launch NASA and spy...

Rocket Lab's launch of an Electron Rocket. Rocket Lab/Kieran Fanning & Sam Toms With Elon Musk and SpaceX setting their sights on bigger spacecraft and far-off destinations like the moon and Mars, other commercial space companies including Rocket Lab are following the path paved by Musk and offering launches of smaller satellites to orbit.Rocket Lab…
SpaceX Starlink satellites deploying from a Falcon 9 is a sight to behold

SpaceX Starlink satellites deploying from a Falcon 9 is a sight...

And away. we. go! SpaceX/Twitter SpaceX, Elon Musk's private spaceflight company, is having a bit of a moment. Just days after delivering two astronauts to the International Space Station in May, the team dropped off another batch of 60 high-speed internet satellites to orbit and achieved another milestone: reusing the same rocket five times.One of…
SpaceX rockets fly with software you can find on your Android phone

SpaceX rockets fly with software you can find on your Android...

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken, left, and Doug Hurley familiarize themselves with touchscreens inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft.  SpaceX The software packages SpaceX uses inside its Falcon rockets, Dragon capsules and Starlink satellites are close cousins to programs that may be on your PC or phone.NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley used the foundation…
Elon Musk and SpaceX look to focus on building a Mars Starship in Texas

Elon Musk and SpaceX look to focus on building a Mars...

This concept illustration shows a SpaceX Starship on the moon. SpaceX Now that SpaceX has proven a commercial space company can safely transport humans to orbit, CEO Elon Musk says it's time to focus on taking them much further. The rocket pioneer said in an email to employees that he would like their focus to be…
SpaceX nearing 500 Starlink satellites now in orbit

SpaceX nearing 500 Starlink satellites now in orbit

The Falcon 9 launch in November 2019 carried 60 Starlink satellites. On Wednesday, it sent up more. SpaceX Less than five days after its historic Demo-2 mission launching NASA astronauts over the weekend, SpaceX followed the feat by sending another batch of 60 high-speed internet satellites into orbit and setting a new milestone for reusing its rockets. …
SpaceX to follow historic astronaut mission with yet another launch

SpaceX to follow historic astronaut mission with yet another launch

The Falcon 9 launch in November 2019 carried 60 Starlink satellites. On Wednesday, it'll attempt to send up more. SpaceX SpaceX carried out the historic Demo-2 mission with NASA over the weekend, successfully becoming the first commercial company to launch humans to space on its own spacecraft. So what better way to celebrate than by…
NASA’s SpaceX astronauts to bring back a very special flag from the ISS

NASA’s SpaceX astronauts to bring back a very special flag from...

This flag will finally come home after flying on the first and last shuttle missions. NASA It's a game of capture the flag that's taken nine years and billions of dollars. NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley will lay claim to a unique patriotic symbol that's been waiting for them on the International Space Station.Behnken…
SpaceX launch footage was taken down thanks to bogus copyright claim

SpaceX launch footage was taken down thanks to bogus copyright claim

Enlarge / The Falcon 9 rocket climbs to space on Saturday.Trevor Mahlmann This weekend's launch, in which SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket successfully propelled the Crew Dragon spacecraft and the two astronauts on board from Florida safely into space, was amazing, awe-inspiring, and frankly, just plain cool to watch. And here in the age of inexpensive,…
SpaceX launch reactions: ‘Humanity needs hope,’ George Takei says

SpaceX launch reactions: ‘Humanity needs hope,’ George Takei says

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket with the manned Crew Dragon spacecraft attached takes off from launch pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images NASA and SpaceX made history Saturday, launching astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since the space shuttle era wrapped up in 2011. It's…

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