SpaceX rocket blasts off from foggy California

News 06/12/19, 18:55

Three satellites for the Canadian Space Agency's Earth-monitoring Radarsat program were launched into orbit from California on Wednesday, June 12, aboard a reused SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The rocket lifted off from fog-shrouded Vandenberg Air Force Base at 7:17 a.m. and ...

SpaceX launches 60 little satellites, 1st of thousands

Science 05/24/19, 07:02

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage.The recycled Falcon rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, late Thursday. The first-stage booster landed on an ...

Japanese space startup aims to compete with US rivals

Asia & Pacific 05/15/19, 08:57

A Japanese startup that launched a rocket into space earlier this month plans to provide low-cost rocket services and compete with American rivals such as SpaceX, its founder said Wednesday.Interstellar Technology Inc. founder Takafumi Horie said a low-cost rocket business ...

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

Tech 05/06/19, 15:36

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a “cosmic catch” by a pair of Canadians. The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments. Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used ...

SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch

Science 05/06/19, 13:15

A SpaceX shipment arrived at the International Space Station on Monday with a "cosmic catch" by a pair of Canadians.The Dragon capsule delivered 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of equipment and experiments.Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques used the station's big robot arm ...

SpaceX launches supplies to space station after power delays

U.S. 05/04/19, 02:30

SpaceX launched a load of supplies to the International Space Station on Saturday following a pair of power delays.A Falcon rocket raced into the pre-dawn darkness, carrying a Dragon capsule with 5,500 pounds (2,500 kilograms) of goods. This recycled Dragon ...

SpaceX delays launch to freshly repaired space station

Science 05/03/19, 02:52

SpaceX delayed a supply run Friday to the International Space Station, back to full power and accepting deliveries after quick repairs.A Falcon rocket was poised to blast off before dawn Friday, with a Dragon cargo capsule. But an electrical problem ...

SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

Tech 04/22/19, 10:01

SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year.Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to the International Space Station last month was engulfed in smoke and flames on an ...

America’s newest crew capsule rockets toward space station

Space 03/02/19, 03:28

America's newest capsule for astronauts rocketed Saturday toward the International Space Station on a high-stakes test flight by SpaceX. The only passenger was a life-size test dummy, named Ripley after the lead character in the "Alien" movies. SpaceX needs to nail ...

SpaceX Christmas delivery delayed by communication problem

Space 12/08/18, 06:38

A communication drop-out has delayed a Christmas delivery at the International Space Station. A SpaceX capsule full of holiday goodies got to within 32 feet (10 meters) of the orbiting complex Saturday. But trouble with a communication satellite network forced a ...

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