SpaceX's newest Starship prototype, called SN3, collapsed early Friday (April 3) during an overnight pressure tank test.
Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is a commercial company aiming to launch cargo, and eventually people, to low-Earth orbit. The firm is developing its Dragon capsule and Falcon 9 booster under contracts from NASA's Commercial Crew Development (CCDev) program and its Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.
SpaceX is about to start putting the latest prototype of its Starship Mars-colonizing vehicle to the test.
SpaceX just released a users' guide for Starship, the reusable spaceship-rocket combo the company is developing to help colonize Mars.
SpaceX cargo craft will soon reach much farther out into the final frontier, if all goes according to plan.
SpaceX's next launch has been postponed by international travel restrictions imposed because of the growing coronavirus pandemic.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak, SpaceX still plans to launch its first-ever crewed mission just two months from now.
Elon Musk offered to manufacture breathing machines for sufferers of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
SpaceX successfully launched a new batch of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit today (March 18), but was unable to stick a rocket landing at sea to cap the mission.
SpaceX aborted the launch of 60 new Starlink satellites at the last second Sunday (March 15) due to an engine power issue with the mission's Falcon 9 rocket.
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