SpaceX makes significant progress with third Starship orbital test flight

SpaceX is continuing to make progress on the development of Starship, the largest rocket ever built, with the third test flight Thursday accomplishing considerably more than the previous two tests. Th

SpaceX aiming to launch massive Starship for the third time early Thursday

SpaceX will attempt to send the massive Starship rocket to orbit for the third time early Thursday morning after U.S. regulators gave the green light for launch. The company is aiming to complete the

SpaceX eyes March 14 for next Starship test flight

SpaceX is aiming to launch its massive Starship rocket for the third time as soon as March 14, the company confirmed in a social media post Wednesday. SpaceX is still awaiting regulatory approval from

FAA completes investigation into SpaceX’s second fiery Starship test

The Federal Aviation Administration has concluded its review of SpaceX’s investigation of the second Starship launch in November, with the regulator saying Monday that it accepted the “root causes

Ex-Blue Origin leaders want to mine the moon

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SpaceX will launch the Starlab private space station using Starship

Starlab, the private space station being developed by Voyager Space and Airbus, will go to orbit onboard a SpaceX Starship rocket before the decade is out, the companies announced Wednesday. Starlab i

NASA delays Artemis moon missions to give SpaceX, others more time to develop tech

NASA is pushing back the next two Artemis missions to the moon — including the first crewed lunar mission in more than 50 years — by around 12 months in order to give commercial partners more time

United Launch Alliance and Astrobotic launches, Countdown Capital shutdown

Hello and welcome back to Max Q. By the time you read this, United Launch Alliance will have hopefully launched its Vulcan Centaur rocket for the first time, and Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander will b

What we’re looking forward to seeing from the space industry in 2024

It was a jaw-dropping year for the space industry, and while we all know by now that progress isn’t linear, we feel pretty confident that 2024 will be even more astonishing. This year was tough for

How to watch SpaceX launch Starship for a second time live

In less than 24 hours, SpaceX will attempt to launch Starship to space for the second time. The official launch window opens at 7:00 AM CST on Saturday and lasts for just 20 minutes — and no, th

Musk: SpaceX now aiming for Saturday for Starship’s second flight test

SpaceX has officially pushed back the second orbital flight test of Starship by one day, to Saturday, CEO Elon Musk confirmed on X. Rumors about the push-back started to swirl after onsite news organi

Go for launch: SpaceX receives regulatory green light for second Starship flight

Regulators have given SpaceX the green light to launch its super massive Starship rocket for a second time, just a few days shy of seven months after the first orbital flight test that ended in a spec

FAA completes SpaceX Starship safety review as environmental assessment remains ongoing

The Federal Aviation Administration has finished a key portion of the launch license review for SpaceX’s Starship, bringing the company one step closer to a second launch. Regulators said Tuesday th

Elon Musk says Starship is ‘ready to launch,’ FAA says not yet

The Federal Aviation Administration has closed the mishap investigation into SpaceX’s first orbital test flight in April, but regulators won’t green light a second launch until the company complet

FAA recommends 63 corrective actions to SpaceX in Starship Heavy incident report

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has closed its report into the Starship Heavy test launch at SpaceX’s Boca Chica launch facility that went awry, blasting dirt and debris across a wide

SpaceX tested ‘mega-steel pancake’ water deluge system for Starship

SpaceX conducted a full-pressure test of a new water deluge system for its Starship launch vehicle on Friday, as the company looks to resolve one of the biggest problems that cropped up during the orb

Ahead of next Starship launch, SpaceX hires key NASA human spaceflight head

SpaceX has hired NASA’s former head of human spaceflight Kathy Lueders as the company continues to develop its Starship launch system to return humans to the moon and beyond. The news was first

Space startups need to start preparing for a post-Starship world

SpaceX's Starship is poised to change the launch industry — and give space startup founders much to consider.

FAA failed to fully assess environmental effects of Starship, lawsuit alleges

A coalition of advocacy groups has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) over its handling of the environmental assessment of SpaceX’s launch plans in southeast Texa

SpaceX’s Starship didn’t self-destruct immediately as planned during test launch

SpaceX’s recent Starship test flight, the first during which it flew with its Super Heavy orbital booster, was a bit more of a mess than it even appeared when it ended with a large explosion. Du
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