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SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launched a secretive military spaceplane to orbit last night after weeks of delays, though scant details about the mission have been released to the public. The…

Goodbye mysterious military space plane, and good luck – wherever you’re going

Godspeed, Psyche. The large NASA spacecraft is now officially en route to a metal-rich asteroid (also named Psyche) after taking off on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket earlier today. This…

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launches NASA Psyche mission to metal asteroid

SpaceX has launched its Falcon Heavy rocket on a mission for the U.S. Space Force. This is the fourth launch of the company’s heavy payload launch vehicle, which first flew…

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy for the fourth time ever

Thousands will be gathering on Florida’s Space Coast tomorrow to watch SpaceX launch the massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time since 2019. The launch is scheduled for no…

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon Heavy for the first time in three years

NASA said Friday that its Psyche mission (named after the asteroid the mission is targeting) has been rescheduled to October next year. The news comes just a few months after…

NASA’s Psyche mission to a metal-rich asteroid is back on the books for October 2023

Relativity Space already has a significant volume of launch contracts on the books — more pre-sales for its Terran 1 rocket than any other launch vehicle in history, in fact,…

Relativity Space lands first Department of Defense launch contract

NASA has announced that SpaceX will take two major parts of the Gateway lunar orbiter that will function as a pit stop for future moon missions. The Power and Propulsion…

NASA picks SpaceX Falcon Heavy for $332M mission to launch lunar Gateway components in 2024

SpaceX will provide an update about what’s happening with their Starship spacecraft in roughly three weeks, according to CEO and founder Elon Musk. Starship is a next-generation, fully reusable spacecraft…

Elon Musk says an update for its Starship spacecraft development program is coming in 3 weeks

SpaceX has been developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft, at its site in Boca Chica, Texas. The company has built a number of different Starship prototypes to date, include one prior…

SpaceX successfully flies its Starship prototype to a height of around 500 feet

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk says that after accomplishing its first human launch, the company’s primary focus going forward will be developing Starship, its next-generation spacecraft. According to an…

Elon Musk says Starship is now SpaceX’s top priority

SpaceX had just conducted yet another static fire test of the Raptor engine in its Starship SN4 prototype launch vehicle on Friday when the test vehicle exploded on the test…

SpaceX’s Starship SN4 launch vehicle prototype explodes after static engine fire test

SpaceX’s Starship prototype is on a streak of successes, at a key moment for the spacecraft’s development. The Starship SN4 (so-named because it’s the fourth full-size prototype) tester managed to…

SpaceX’s Starship prototype successfully completes key engine static fire test

SpaceX has successfully launched and deployed its sixth batch of 60 Starlink satellites, further growing its constellation for the internet broadband system it plans to launch for customers in the…

SpaceX breaks a Falcon 9 rocket re-use record with successful Starlink launch

SpaceX has won the launch contract for NASA’s 2022 mission to explore the mineral-rich asteroid known as Psyche, the space agency announced today, including launch services and other mission-related costs…

SpaceX wins the $117 million launch contract to explore Psyche’s heavy metal asteroid

SpaceX is looking to raise around $250 million in new funding according to a new report from CNBC’s Michael Sheetz. The additional cash would bring SpaceX’s total valuation to around…

SpaceX said to be seeking around $250 million in funding, boosting valuation to roughly $36 billion

SpaceX is said to be in talks with local government officials about setting up a new rocket factory in the Port of Los Angeles, a location that would give it…

SpaceX reportedly looking to build Starship rockets at Port of LA

SpaceX demonstrated a safety system that will protect astronauts in the case of any unfortunate unforeseen accidents in future Crew Dragon flights, which included the spacecraft splashing down in the…

SpaceX could catch future Crew Dragons with astronauts onboard using ships at sea

SpaceX has successfully launched its thirteenth rocket this year, and its eleventh Falcon 9 (the company also flew two Falcon Heavy missions in 2019). The launch included the re-use of…

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon 9 rocket and lands the booster, but misses the fairing catch

SpaceX successfully launched its first batch of production Starlink satellites today, sending 60 of the small satellites to their target orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. These 60 satellites follow…

SpaceX launches re-flown fairing for the first time and breaks a Falcon 9 booster re-use record

SpaceX’s goal has long been to achieve truly reusable rocket launch capabilities, and for good reason: The company anticipates huge cost savings through re-usable rocketry versus expendable launch vehicles, which…

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starship could fly for as little as $2 million per launch

SpaceX is taking the steps necessary to begin test flying the orbital-class version of its Starship spacecraft, with new documents filed by the company (via Teslarati) with the FCC seeking…

SpaceX ‘getting ready’ to fly orbital Starship design with new FCC filing

SpaceX encountered a snag in an attempted test key to the development of its next-generation Starship spacecraft. Specifically, the StarHopper sub-scale demonstration and testing craft it’s using to work on…

SpaceX untethered StarHopper ‘hop’ test flight aborted after engines briefly flare

SpaceX has succeeded in launching its third mission with the Falcon Heavy high-capacity rocket it first launched successfully last year. The rocket’s STP-2 mission took off from Kennedy Space Center…

SpaceX successfully launches Falcon Heavy rocket with two flight-proven booster cores

SpaceX is going to launch a Falcon Heavy rocket for only the third time ever tonight, should all go according to the current mission plan. The launch, set to take…

Watch SpaceX’s spectacular first Falcon Heavy night launch live

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Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight

Among the many spacecraft and satellites ascending to space on Monday’s Falcon Heavy launch, the Planetary Society’s LightSail 2 may be the most interesting. If all goes well, a week from launch it will be moving through space — slowly, but surely — on nothing more than the force exerted on it by sunlight.

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Crowdfunded spacecraft LightSail 2 prepares to go sailing on sunlight

SpaceX’s next mission for its Falcon Heavy high-capacity rocket is set for June 24, when it’ll take off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida with 20 satellites on board…

NASA details Deep Space Atomic Clock and other tests launching on SpaceX Falcon Heavy

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch vehicle undertook its first commercial mission today, taking a communications satellite to orbit and proving the viability of its heavy-lift rocket platform. And as a piece…

Trifecta! SpaceX launches first mission on Falcon Heavy and lands all three boosters

It’s finally launch day (again) for the Falcon Heavy’s first mission, and SpaceX’s heavy-duty rocket platform is due to take off at 3:35 PM Pacific time after high winds scrubbed…

Watch SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy Launch and triple landing attempt here

The Falcon Heavy has flown before, but now it’s got a payload that matters and competitors nipping at its heels. It’s the first of a new generation of launch vehicles…

Falcon Heavy’s first real launch is the dawn of a new heavy-lift era in space

If you couldn’t be at the SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch that happened earlier this year, the next best thing might be watching this highlight reel of the launch, the voyage…

Watch this Falcon Heavy reel by Westworld co-creator, including core landing miss