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  • 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.

  • CRS-16 Dragon arrives at ISS after ground-based communications issue

    Derek RichardsonDecember 8th, 2018

    SpaceX’s CRS-16 Dragon was captured by the space station crew, despite a communications issue prompting a temporary retreat command being issued.

  • CRS-16 Falcon 9 first stage makes unplanned water landing

    Michael ColeDecember 5th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- After 26 straight successful landings of its Falcon 9 booster, SpaceX experienced a landing failure amidst an otherwise successful launch to orbit of the CRS-16 cargo resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). 

  • With mice well-fed, SpaceX’s CRS-16 mission blasts off but fails to stick landing

    Michael ColeDecember 5th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla -- Partly cloudy skies along Florida's Space Coast provided a beautiful backdrop for the SpaceX launch of the CRS-16 resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS). While a success, not everything went according to plan.

  • Watch exclusive live coverage of CRS-16 launch

    Jason RhianDecember 5th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX and NASA have a Falcon 9 rocket primed and ready for flight. The mission - to send the CRS-16 Dragon to the International Space Station. SpaceFlight Insider's exclusive webcast will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET (17:45 GMT).

  • Rats! SpaceX CRS-16 mission slips again!

    Michael ColeDecember 4th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- SpaceX has encountered more than its fair share of scrubs, but the one that pushed the planned flight of the CRS-16 mission back 24 hours - is a doozy.

  • SpaceX sets record with launch of 64 satellites on SSO-A

    Curt GodwinDecember 3rd, 2018

    LOMPOC, Calif. -- Overcoming numerous delays, SpaceX completed one of its most complex missions yet - the delivery of 64 satellites to a Sun-synchronous orbit.

  • SpaceX set to launch CRS-16 Dragon to ISS

    Michael ColeDecember 1st, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Elon Musk might not be Santa Claus, but the Expedition 57 crew on board the ISS might consider him to be after the CRS-16 Dragon spacecraft arrives.

  • Launch date for SpaceX’s Demo-1 flight announced

    Jason RhianNovember 21st, 2018

    A launch date for the first test flight of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft has been announced and the company's BFR rocket has gained a new name.

  • Gallery: Falcon 9 sends Qatari satellite into orbit

    Derek RichardsonNovember 18th, 2018

    Once again from Launch Complex 39A in Florida, SpaceX sent a satellite into orbit. A Falcon 9 lofted Es'hail 2 for the Qatari company Es'hailSat.

  • SpaceX returns to LC-39A with stunning launch of Es’Hail 2

    Curt GodwinNovember 15th, 2018

    SpaceX just keeps pumping out launches with the latest seeing a Qatari satellite delivered into a geostationary transfer orbit.

  • Once used for Shuttle landings, iconic runway cleared for horizontal launches

    Jim SharkeyNovember 10th, 2018

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — With the close of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, the future of the facilities that supported the program was in doubt. The mantra of Kennedy Space Center becoming a "multi-user spaceport" was drummed out at every event where the center's future was discussed. With every passing day, that mantra appears to becoming a reality.

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 certified for NASA’s most critical scientific missions

    Jason RhianNovember 9th, 2018

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket continues to shine in the eyes of the public, fans and those who have payloads that they need sent to orbit. NASA has now deemed the rocket worthy to carry some of its most important missions.

  • Falcon 9 second stage to be upgraded to ‘mini-BFR ship’

    Derek RichardsonNovember 7th, 2018

    In the lead-up to the first flights of the Big Falcon Rocket, the second stage of SpaceX's Falcon 9 is to be modified to test key design features.

  • Falcon Heavy attracts customers looking to capitalize on rocket’s capabilities

    Curt GodwinOctober 31st, 2018

    The iconic quote attributed to 1989's Field of Dreams can also be applied to SpaceX and their Falcon Heavy rocket as well. While the company has yet to follow-up on the vehicle's maiden flight on February 6, 2018, it seems the success of that mission has attracted customers to the new rocket.