Dragon (spacecraft)

December 20, 2017

SpaceX to skip first stage landing for upcoming Iridium launch

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — In a break from its now-standard practice, SpaceX will not attempt a landing of the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on […]
November 22, 2017

SpaceX aims to follow a banner year with an even faster 2018 launch cadence

SpaceX President and COO Gwynne Shotwell — a finalist for SpaceNews’Corporate Executive of the Year award — previews 2018 in an exclusive interview . WASHINGTON — SpaceX, […]
November 12, 2017

The Dream Chaser spacecraft has completed a successful free flight

“The Dream Chaser had a beautiful flight and landing!” On Saturday, the Dream Chaser space plane completed a milestone in its development. During an “approach and […]
October 7, 2017

What’s in a Name? SpaceX’s ‘BFR’ Mars Rocket Acronym Explained

You don’t have to lie when talking to your kids about SpaceX’s BFR Mars-colonization architecture. Yes, BFR stands for “Big F—ing Rocket.” But there’s also a family-friendly […]
October 6, 2017

Vice President Pence Pledges Renewed Lunar Focus for US Space Agency

The pledge of returning US astronauts to the Moon marks a change in focus from the Obama administration, which emphasized exploration of Mars. The Trump administration […]
September 13, 2017

Three New Crew Members Arrive at International Space Station

After a six-hour flight, NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei, Joe Acaba and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos arrived at the International Space Station at 10:55 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12, where they […]
August 16, 2017

NASA is about to find out if a supercomputer can survive a year in space

On Monday, at 12:31 p.m. Eastern time, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off on a resupply flight for the International Space Station, and among its […]
August 15, 2017

SpaceX lands another one of its Falcon 9 rockets on solid ground

The six rockets that have attempted land landings have all touched down just fine SpaceX has landed yet another one of its Falcon 9 rockets after […]
August 9, 2017

Pack Your Microscope —Space-Based Medical Research Is Taking Off

Microgravity medical research in space is accelerating—and giving scientists new hope in finding cures for earthly diseases. When the next Elon Musk SpaceX supply rocket blasts off Thursday […]