SpaceX fired up its SN20 Starship prototype in earnest for the first time Thursday night (Oct. 21), notching a big milestone on the vehicle's planned path to orbit.
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.
NASA's next space station launch is set for Halloween and will put four more astronauts into space on a SpaceX rocket.
The United States Senate's largest committee wants NASA to choose a second company to build its new moon lander.
SpaceX conducted a brief engine test at its South Texas facilities last night (Oct. 18) with SN20, which the company is prepping to make the Starship program's first-ever orbital test flight.
Sian Proctor, the pilot for SpaceX's historic Inspiration4 mission, is on cloud 9 after returning from her epic three-day-long spaceflight.
Endurance is scheduled to launch toward the International Space Station on Oct. 30, kicking off SpaceX's Crew-3 mission.
Two astronauts expected to fly on early missions of Boeing's crew capsule will instead ride to orbit with SpaceX, NASA announced today (Oct. 6).
The four private astronauts that flew on SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission got their astronaut wings Friday (Oct. 1).
Late Thursday night (Sept. 30) in the southeastern United States, anybody looking up could have glimpsed a brilliant streak, trailing down into the Atlantic Ocean off Florida's east coast.
SpaceX's Dragon cargo spacecraft returned to Earth tonight (Sept. 30), packed full of science experiments after one month at the International Space Station.
Space tourism vehicles are probably the only technology with the potential to kill humans that doesn't need to undergo independent safety certification. Is that a good idea?
Falcon Heavy is now scheduled to loft Astranis' first commercial communications satellite to orbit next spring, the San Francisco-based company announced Thursday (Sept. 23).
A new video shows the Inspiration4 crew unveiling the incredible view of Earth from space, as seen through a domed window in their Crew Dragon spacecraft.
Inspiration4 was the world's first orbital spaceflight unsupervised by professional astronauts, using commercial equipment to launch civilian space enthusiasts into orbit.