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

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 that c

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

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 piec

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

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 yesterday's attempt.

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

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 that can take huge payloads to sp

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

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 of Elon’s Tesla-dr

SpaceX’s next Falcon 9 launch includes stage one of its satellite internet plan

SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 on February 17 (should the current target date stick) and the rocket is carrying a primary payload of a Spanish satellite for client Paz. The secondary cargo on the laun

The Falcon Heavy launch made me feel like a little kid again

You know that feeling of awe and wonder you had when you were a kid and you saw something huge and amazing? My blackened heart hasn't felt it in years. Turns out all it needed was going to see an hist

The Falcon Heavy backlash and the public trust

I watched the Falcon Heavy launch this week. Not as an accredited journalist, from an observation tower, but as one of the masses on Alan Shepard Beach twelve miles south. Watched it arc across the sk

Here’s a video of Elon Musk watching the Falcon Heavy take off

This past week, as we watched SpaceX launch its absolutely massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, many of us wondered if it would make it off the launch pad. So did Elon Musk. National Geogra

SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018

Tuesday's Falcon Heavy launch made history, not only becoming the highest capacity rocket platform since the Saturn V but accomplishing the first double autonomous booster landing. And that's just the

Here’s what it was like to be there when SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy

SpaceX made history earlier this week with its Falcon Heavy launch: The Falcon Heavy is now the largest active rocket in terms of cargo capacity, and is able to propel over 140,000 lbs of cargo to low

The special data device SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy sent to orbit is just the start

A so-called ‘Starman,’ which is a life-size mannequin wearing a production version of the SpaceX crew spacesuit; a miniature car created by Hot Wheels to commemorate the Roadster and its p

Starman has gone dark

Starman and his space Tesla have sent their last selfie from Earth orbit, Elon Musk announced. The car and its mannequin driver (in working SpaceX spacesuit) launched yesterday atop the Falcon Heavy r

Elon Musk says SpaceX to focus on BFR following Falcon Heavy launch

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said at a press event for the just-launched Falcon Heavy that SpaceX will now begin focusing in earnest on "BFR," the code name for its next big space launch vehicle. BFR (aka "bi

SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters

SpaceX has managed an incredible feat alongside its historic Falcon Heavy first test launch today -- landing two of its boosters at once, nearly simultaneously, intact. The first-stage rockets used du

Watch the live feed from SpaceX’s Roadster-driving Starman in space

SpaceX now has a live feed of its Mars-bound simulated astronaut, a dummy wearing the private space company's new crew uniform. There are cameras mounted on the Tesla Roadster the dummy is "driving,"

SpaceX’s historic Falcon Heavy successfully launches

SpaceX has had a very good first test of its Falcon Heavy rocket, the heavy-lift orbital vehicle that can carry twice the weight of its closest competition in active operation. The massive, three-boos

Watch SpaceX launch its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time here

SpaceX is test launching its Falcon Heavy rocket, the first ever launch of the new heavy-lift orbital rocket. The Heavy’s thrust is generated by its 27 Merlin engines, which is three times the n

Behind the scenes of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch day prep

SpaceX is launching its Falcon Heavy rocket tomorrow, and if it’s successful, it’ll be twice as powerful in terms of cargo capacity as its next closest active rival. That will help give Sp

Watch how SpaceX’s first Falcon Heavy launch should go

SpaceX is launching its Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time on Tuesday, and preparations are well underway. Now, we also know how the launch would go down in ideal circumstances, thanks to the new
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