SpaceX rolled its Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule out to the launch pad on Thursday (May 18) ahead of Sunday's (May 21) planned Ax-2 private astronaut launch.
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 rolled the Ship 25 Starship upper-stage prototype out to the launch pad early Thursday morning (May 18) to test-fire its six Raptor engines.
SpaceX launched 22 of its 'V2 mini' Starlink broadband satellites to orbit early Friday morning (May 19) and landed the returning rocket at sea.
Here's what you need to know about the four-person Ax-2 mission to the International Space Station, which is scheduled to launch on May 21.
The second all-private mission to the International Space Station by Axiom Space will launch no earlier than May 21. Learn more about the 4 crew members on board.
The four astronauts of the upcoming Ax-2 mission are eager to leave Earth and head for the International Space Station.
Kathy Lueders, who retired as NASA's human spaceflight chief at the end of April, will help SpaceX develop its giant new Starship deep-space transportation system.
A second consortium has plans to possibly boost the Hubble Space Telescope and extend its science mission, after SpaceX raised the idea in 2022.
The four-person Ax-2 will launch at 5:37 p.m. ET on May 21 and arrive at the International Space Station about 16 hours later, if all goes according to plan.
SpaceX plans to launch another batch of its Starlink broadband satellites to orbit early Sunday morning (May 14), and you can watch the action live.
California-based startup Vast Space plans to launch its Haven-1 space station aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket no earlier than August 2025.
SpaceX launched another big batch of its Starlink internet satellites toward orbit and landed the returning rocket on a ship at sea today (May 10).
Intelligent aliens looking for life in the universe might be able to find Earth using our radio signals, a new SETI study suggests.
SpaceX's launch of Ax-2, the second private crewed mission to the International Space Station, is now targeted for the evening of May 21.
Astronauts flew the SpaceX Dragon capsule Endeavour to a new port on the International Space Station early Saturday (May 6).
The launch of Ax-2, the second private crewed mission to the International Space Station, has been delayed beyond early May. A new target date has not yet been announced.
The satellite-protecting payload fairing on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy made dramatic waves when it came back to Earth after the powerful rocket's launch last weekend.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center on Sunday, April 30, and the moment was captured in incredible images and videos.
SpaceX launched another big batch of its Starlink internet satellites and landed the returning rocket at sea early Thursday morning (May 4).