Launches

December 12, 2019

New Shepard sets reusability mark on latest suborbital spaceflight

WASHINGTON — Blue Origin’s New Shepard suborbital vehicle made its first flight in more than seven months Dec. 11 as the company inches closer to flying […]
December 10, 2019

Blue Origin Will Launch (and Land) a Reusable Spacecraft Today. Watch It Live

Liftoff is set for 9:30 a.m. EST (1430 GMT). Blue Origin, the private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Jeff Bezos, will launch a spacecraft filled with science […]
December 8, 2019

New dates set for commercial crew test flights

WASHINGTON — SpaceX will conduct an in-flight abort test of its Crew Dragon spacecraft in early January as the launch of Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner on an […]
December 7, 2019

Electron launches smallsats in test of rocket reusability

WASHINGTON — Rocket Lab successfully launched several smallsats Dec. 6 on an Electron mission also designed to test technologies to make the rocket’s first stage reusable. […]
November 29, 2019

NASA to Broadcast Next Space Station Resupply Launch, Prelaunch Activities

NASA commercial cargo provider SpaceX is targeting 12:51 p.m. EST Wednesday, Dec. 4, for the launch of its 19th resupply mission to the International Space Station under contract […]
November 21, 2019

SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

SpaceX’s Starship rocket prototype experienced a major failure during pressurisation testing on Wednesday. A video from the scene in Texas showed the top part of the […]
November 14, 2019

SpaceX tests Crew Dragon abort thrusters

WASHINGTON — SpaceX successfully tested Nov. 13 the thrusters used as part of the abort system for its Crew Dragon spacecraft, nearly seven months after a […]
November 11, 2019

SpaceX to Launch 60 Starlink Satellites for Megaconstellation Today. Here’s How to Watch

The private spaceflight company SpaceX will launch 60 Starlink internet satellites to join its growing megaconstellation in orbit today (Nov. 11) and you can watch it live online. […]
November 5, 2019

Boeing Tests Starliner Spacecraft’s Launch Abort System for Rocket Emergencies

Boeing’s CST-100 Starliner crewed vehicle aced a crucial safety test this morning (Nov. 4) in the New Mexico desert. Called a pad abort test, the drill checked the […]