This morning (April 8), a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off, launching the first fully private crewed mission to the International Space Station.
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.
Artifacts from the first heavier-than-air powered flying machine, the first spacecraft to carry humans to land on the moon and the first Israeli to fly in space are headed into orbit with Ax-1.
SpaceX will launch a former NASA astronaut and three paying customers on a journey to the International Space Station. That mission, called Ax-1, lifts off today (April 8)!
The first all-private crewed mission to the International Space Station is ready to fly, mission leaders announced today (April 7).
Former NASA astronaut Michael López-Alegría is about to fly to orbit with three paying passengers — but the trio aren't "space tourists," the veteran spaceflyer stresses.
"Return To Space" is a new Netflix documentary chronicling SpaceX's role in returning America to crewed spaceflight
The public-private partnership is providing internet connectivity to Ukraine, whose cities have been besieged by Russian forces since February.
The launch of Crew-4 had been scheduled for April 19. But it'll now lift off no earlier than April 21, and NASA and SpaceX are also considering the backup date of April 23.
The two rockets — NASA's SLS and SpaceX's Falcon 9 — can be seen together in photos that NASA posted to one of its Flickr accounts today (April 6).
On Tuesday (April 5), SpaceX rolled the Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule that will fly the Ax-1 mission out to Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
Elon Musk has purchased a 9.2% stake in Twitter, regulatory documents released on Monday (April 4) reveal.
Axiom Space's first mission plans a heavy share of science during eight days on the International Space Station.
The first all-private mission to the International Space Station by Axiom Space will launch no earlier than April 6.
Rocket Lab will launch two new Earth-observation satellites into orbit from New Zealand today and you can watch it live online.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 40 spacecraft to orbit for a variety of customers — and the rocket's first stage came down for a landing on a ship at sea.
A brain 'headset' aims to provide a high-resolution view of neural changes that happen in the brain while space, and it will fly aboard Axiom Space's first crewed launch, Ax-1.
NASA and SpaceX are pushing the Crew-4 mission back one day because of a jam-packed launch schedule, officials announced today (March 31).
Humanity is making a giant leap back to the moon and to Mars. But one giant obstacle continues to plague the humans making this progress possible: sexual harassment.