SpaceX test fires Starship’s Raptor engine for deep space burns

SpaceX has notched up another milestone in the development of Starship, fixing its Raptor Vacuum engine to the spacecraft and test-firing it for the first time. This marks another important step in the company’s ongoing efforts to reach Mars, with this… Continue reading SpaceX test fires Starship’s Raptor engine for deep space burns

SpaceX’s first all-private crewed space mission lifts off

The first all-private space mission has lifted off atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. With a crew of four inside a Dragon Crew capsule, the Inspiration4 mission launched today at 8:03 pm EDT… Continue reading SpaceX’s first all-private crewed space mission lifts off

SpaceX successfully lands its massive Starship for the first time

Following a series of impressive yet explosive attempts to bring down its giant spaceship built for interplanetary travel, SpaceX has today successfully landed its Starship prototype without exploding for the first time. The achievement is a major one … Continue reading SpaceX successfully lands its massive Starship for the first time

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashes down, setting record for US spaceflight

SpaceX and NASA have rounded out their first commercial mission together with a successful splashdown of the Crew Dragon spacecraft with four astronauts onboard. The safe return of the capsule comes nearly six months after it first arrived at the Inter… Continue reading SpaceX’s Crew Dragon splashes down, setting record for US spaceflight

NASA and SpaceX launch second long-term Crew Dragon mission to ISS

NASA and SpaceX have successfully launched the second long-term Crew Dragon mission to the International Space Station (ISS) from American soil. The capsule, named Endeavor, was launched atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Complex 39A of NASA’s Kennedy … Continue reading NASA and SpaceX launch second long-term Crew Dragon mission to ISS

NASA selects SpaceX Starship to ferry next humans to the Moon

NASA has awarded SpaceX a contract to develop the lunar lander for the Artemis program, which will ferry humans to and from the surface of the Moon in 2024. SpaceX’s Starship prototype beat out competing companies Blue Origin and Dynetics for the job.C… Continue reading NASA selects SpaceX Starship to ferry next humans to the Moon