Falcon

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 27, 2019

Europe unveils design of reusable rocket that looks a lot like a Falcon 9

“I have no problem saying we didn’t invent anything.” Late last week, the European rocket maker Ariane Group and the French space agency CNES announced the […]
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 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 […]
February 6, 2019

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon launch moves to March, risking Falcon Heavy delays

The planning date for the launch debut of SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft has been pushed to no earlier than (NET) March 2019 per sources familiar with the […]
January 26, 2019

SpaceX Test Fires Rocket for 1st Crew Dragon Launch in February

SpaceX has fired up the rocket that will launch its first Dragon spacecraft built for astronauts on an uncrewed test flight next month. The Falcon 9 rocket […]
January 21, 2019

Stratolaunch abandons launch vehicle program

WASHINGTON — Stratolaunch, the company founded by the late billionaire Paul Allen, said Jan. 18 that it is ending work on a launch vehicle that would […]
January 12, 2019

Elon Musk reveals SpaceX Starship

Testing to begin in 4 to 8 weeks, Musk says On Thursday, Elon Musk revealed on Twitter the SpaceX Starship, a rocket that he said will […]
January 8, 2019

SpaceX’s ‘Starship’ Hopper Prototype Could Make 1st Test Flight in Weeks, Elon Musk Says

SpaceX could take its prototype Mars-colonizing spaceship out for a spin very soon. The flight-test version of SpaceX’s Starship vehicle could be ready to take its first short […]