Launches

March 18, 2019

SpaceX preparing to begin Starship hopper tests

THE WOODLANDS, Texas — SpaceX could begin initial tests of a prototype of the company’s next-generation Starship vehicle as soon as this week, Elon Musk said […]
March 15, 2019

NASA Astronauts Hague, Koch Arrive Safely at Space Station

Three crew members have arrived safely at the International Space Station, following a successful launch and docking of their Soyuz MS-12 spacecraft Thursday. The Soyuz spacecraft carrying Nick […]
March 11, 2019

Rocket Lab Launch of DARPA Satellite Slips

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab’s first launch of the year, which was scheduled for late February, has been pushed back to the second half of March because of the […]
March 3, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully docks to the ISS for the first time

Just a day after launching to orbit, SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon capsule automatically docked to a port on the International Space Station this morning — a critical […]
March 2, 2019

SpaceX launches its new Crew Dragon capsule for the first time, paving the way for passenger flights

But the Crew Dragon’s mission is far from over Early Saturday morning, SpaceX successfully launched its new Crew Dragon capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida — the […]
March 1, 2019

More work ahead for Crew Dragon after test flight

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — As SpaceX prepares to launch its Crew Dragon spacecraft on its first test flight, the company and NASA acknowledge there’s still […]
February 24, 2019

Dragon aces final NASA review, now set for test flight on March 2

“We expect to learn some things.” On Friday, key NASA officials gathered in a large meeting room at Kennedy Space Center. Here, for decades, NASA managers […]
February 23, 2019

Jaw-dropping video shows Virgin Galactic pilots blasting into space

The spaceship Unity left Earth Friday morning and then successfully glided back down to California’s Mojave desert.     Virgin Galactic pilots Dave Mackay and Mike […]
February 19, 2019

Watch Israel’s historic moon launch live

Israel will attempt to make history this week when it launches a ship into outer space. When it lands on the moon, Israel will become only the fourth […]