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News Archive / Tagged: Launch Complex 39A

  • 3 landings, 1 commercial payload – SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy makes history – again

    Derek RichardsonApril 11th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — After a wait of more than a year, SpaceX’s massive Falcon Heavy rocket has finally begun launching commercial payloads.SpaceX also managed to mark another (or was it three?) notch in its milestone list with today's flight.

  • High winds ground Falcon Heavy

    Derek RichardsonApril 10th, 2019

    Higher than acceptable upper level winds prompt mission managers at SpaceX to postpone the launch of the company's Falcon Heavy rocket.

  • 2nd Falcon Heavy launch rescheduled for Wednesday

    Jason RhianApril 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The second launch of a Falcon Heavy rocket, which had been slated to lift off today, has been rescheduled. The cause of this readjustment to the mission's time table is one all too familiar to launch service providers working on the Space Coast.

  • UPDATE: SpaceX’s 2nd Falcon Heavy to launch Arabsat-6A

    Patrick AttwellApril 8th, 2019

    SpaceX is poised to conduct the first commercial launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket with the Arabsat-6A mission as early as this week.

  • Launch date of 2nd Falcon Heavy flight pushed back

    Jason RhianApril 5th, 2019

    The first flight of a Falcon Heavy rocket with a commercial payload will have to wait a little while longer before lifting off from Kennedy Space Center.

  • Gallery: 1st Crew Dragon takes flight

    Derek RichardsonMarch 2nd, 2019

    On March 2, 2019, SpaceX launched its first Crew Dragon spacecraft, setting the stage for a docking with the International Space Station 27 hours later.

  • SpaceX launches historic Crew Dragon flight to space station

    Curt GodwinMarch 2nd, 2019

    Clearing one of the final milestones before the return of human spaceflight to the U.S., SpaceX launched its Crew Dragon spacecraft on the Demo-1 mission.

  • SpaceX readies Crew Dragon Demo-1 mission

    Curt GodwinFebruary 28th, 2019

    The journey to return human spaceflight to U.S. soil is set to cross another milestone as SpaceX prepares to send its first Crew Dragon to the ISS.

  • SpaceX Demo Flight 1 could slip to March

    Jason RhianJanuary 31st, 2019

    The world is on the edge of its seat waiting for the first flight of a crew-rated Dragon spacecraft. It appears it will have to wait a little longer.

  • SpaceX Falcon 9 test fire rekindles US spaceflight hopes

    Jason RhianJanuary 25th, 2019

    The static fire test of one of the company's Falcon 9 rockets heralded the potential approach of astronauts using one of these rockets to travel to the ISS.

  • Falcon 9 rocket for SpaceX Demo Flight-1 set for test fire

    Jason RhianJanuary 22nd, 2019

    While the U.S. government might be shut down due to a political impasse, Hawthorne, California-based SpaceX is taking the next steps toward returning the U.S.' lost ability to send astronauts into low-Earth orbit. 

  • How tall do you have to be to take SpaceX’s Commercial Crew ‘ride?’

    Jason RhianJanuary 9th, 2019

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX has come to be known for its irreverent streak when it comes to its spacecraft and rockets. A recent tweet made by Elon Musk suggests this behavior is likely to continue.

  • Crew Dragon flight ‘about a month away’ – UPDATE

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 8th, 2019

    According to a tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the company’s first Crew Dragon flight is “about a month away,” likely pushing the flight into February.

  • Falcon 9 with Crew Dragon vertical at Launch Complex 39A

    Derek RichardsonJanuary 5th, 2019

    After years of development, SpaceX's Crew Dragon is almost ready for its first flight to the International Space Station. However, unknowns still remain.

  • SpaceX Demo Flight 1 ‘adjusts’ 10 days

    Jason RhianDecember 11th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- As is to be expected with critical missions meant to demonstrate transportation systems for astronauts, things tend to change in the lead up to the big day. Perhaps the most frequent of these - is time.