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

Crew Dragon’s Short Hop Begins the Era of Valet Parking at the ISS

They weren’t scheduled to return to Earth until April 28th at the earliest, so why did NASA astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker, along with Japan Aerospace Exploration …read more Continue reading Crew Dragon’s Short Hop Begins the Era of Valet Parking at the ISS

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to launch NASA’s ice-hunting mission to the Moon

A NASA next-generation rover designed to sniff out water and ice at the lunar south pole has just been assigned a ride, with SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy given the job of launching it along with a medium-capacity lander to the Moon in 2023. The mission is key… Continue reading SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to launch NASA’s ice-hunting mission to the Moon