Near collision between SpaceX craft and unidentified flying object

U.S. 04/27/21, 17:46

NASA's Crew-2 mission was warned about a potential collision with an unidentified object around 1:30 p.m. ET on Friday, April 23 as the crew was planning to sleep inside the Dragon Crew Capsule en route to the International Space Station, New York Post reported. “For awareness, we have identified a late-breaking ...

Historic: NASA returns 2 space astronauts in consortium with the private company

U.S. 08/03/20, 09:18

NASA successfully completed the space mission with astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, who returned aboard the Crew Dragon Endeavor capsule, sealing the historic partnership between NASA and SpaceX. President Donald Trump expressed his gratitude to those who participated in the mission through his usual tweets and adding a video of ...

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 arced over the Pacific west of Los Angeles. The first stage ...

SpaceX launches 60 small satellites with plans for global internet coverage

U.S. 05/24/19, 19:31

SpaceX launched 60 small Starlink satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Thursday night, May 23, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit to allow for global internet coverage. The reusable first-stage booster called the Falcon rocket, landed successfully on an ocean platform ...

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 ocean platform, as the tightly packed cluster of satellites continued ...

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 in Japan is well-positioned to accommodate scientific and commercial needs ...

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 the station’s big robot arm — also made in Canada ...

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 — also made in Canada — to capture the Dragon ...

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 — which is making its second space trip — is ...

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 cropped up at the last minute with the ocean platform ...

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 engine test stand. SpaceX says it was testing the Dragon's ...

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 the debut of its crew Dragon capsule before putting people ...

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 last-minute delay. For safety, Mission Control ordered the Dragon capsule to ...

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