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 ...

Social media lights up with SpaceX satellite launch

Space 10/08/18, 10:43

When SpaceX launched a rocket carrying an Argentinian Earth-observation satellite from California, both the night sky and social media lit up. People as far away as Phoenix and Sacramento posted photos of the space launch on Sunday night. It was the first time SpaceX landed a first-stage booster back at its ...

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