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SpaceX is arguably one of the most innovative aerospace organizations on the planet right now. Over the course of the past decade, the company’s reusable rocket technologies have significantly lowered the cost of sending a payload into orbit. But reusable rockets are just the beginning. SpaceX, helmed by the infamous tech entrepreneur Elon Musk, now has plans for much grander things — including a global network of internet satellites, an interplanetary transport system, and even a crewed mission to Mars. Strap in. It’s only going to get crazier from here.

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SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are on their way to the space station

SpaceX's Crew-4 astronauts are on their way to the ISS after launching from the Kennedy Space Center early on Wednesday.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying the Crew-4 astronauts launching from the Kennedy Space Center.

How to watch SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts launch to ISS

NASA and SpaceX are gearing up for the launch of the Crew-4 astronauts to the space station on Wednesday, April 27. Here's how to watch.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

Watch the splashdown of NASA’s first private ISS mission

NASA’s first private mission to the ISS has ended successfully after the four-person crew splashed down in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule near Florida on Monday.
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Free Starlink Wi-Fi could be coming to a flight near you

A partnership with Starlink could result in supercharged Wi-Fi speeds on board Hawaiian Airline flights.
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Check out this cool NASA image of SpaceX Crew-3’s ride home

A stunning image shared by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endurance spacecraft at the ISS just a few days before it brings home the Crew-3 astronauts.
A SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docked at the ISS.

NASA footage shows SpaceX Crew-4 training for ISS mission

NASA has shared raw footage of SpaceX’s Crew-4 training for their space station mission that’s set to get underway in just a few days from now.
SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts.

Watch NASA’s Crew-3 astronauts share highlights of their ISS mission

NASA’s Crew-3 astronauts have been talking about their six-month mission aboard the International Space Station shortly before their return to Earth.
Crew-3 astronauts talk about their mission on the ISS.

Watch the key moments from SpaceX’s spy satellite launch

SpaceX successfully launched a spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office on Sunday morning. Watch the key moments here.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket heading to space.

How to watch SpaceX launch a U.S. spy satellite today

SpaceX will shortly be launching a spy satellite for the U.S. in a mission called NROL-85. Here's how to watch.
COSMO-SkyMed mission ready for launch.

SpaceX documentary about historic mission hits Netflix

A new Netflix documentary focuses on the growth of Elon Musk's SpaceX and its success in returning astronaut launches to U.S. soil after a nine-year absence.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

Ax-1 space tourism mission to ISS needs good weather to launch

NASA needs good weather for the launch of its first space tourism mission to the International Space Station on Friday. Here's how it's looking.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on the launchpad ahead of NASA's first space tourism trip to the ISS.

SpaceX will stop making new Crew Dragon capsules. Here’s why

Two years after SpaceX flew its first astronauts to the ISS in the Crew Dragon capsule, the company has revealed it’s ending production of the spacecraft.
SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft.

NASA delays launch of its first tourism mission to ISS

NASA has delayed the launch of its first space tourism mission by several days and it will now get underway on Wednesday, April 6.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX forced to wait longer for Super Heavy flight clearance

Elon Musk recently said he hoped to see SpaceX's Starship rocket take its first orbital flight in May, but that was before the FAA's latest announcement.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

NASA looks beyond SpaceX for future lunar landers

NASA says it’s welcoming lunar lander concepts from commercial companies other than SpaceX, which already has a contract to land astronauts on the moon.
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Elon Musk offers new date for first Starship orbital flight

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has offered a new date for when he thinks the next-generation Starship rocket will be able to attempt its first orbital test flight.
SpaceX's Starship spacecraft atop the Super Heavy booster.

Starlink is increasing the cost of its internet service

About 18 months after customers first started signing up sunbscribers, SpaceX has increased the fees for its internet-from-space Starlink service.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX sets new record with Falcon 9 booster flying for 12th time

SpaceX set a new record for reuse of a rocket booster this week when it used a Falcon 9 booster for its 12th mission.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches with NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) spacecraft onboard from Launch Complex 39A, Thursday, Dec. 9, 2021, at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The IXPE spacecraft is the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars. Launch occurred at 1 a.m. EST.

Elon Musk predicts date for first crewed landing on Mars

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has tweeted his latest prediction for when he thinks the first humans will make it to Mars (using SpaceX hardware, of course).
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Watch Astra return to rocket flight after February failure

Following a launch failure last month, spaceflight startup Astra has successfully deployed satellites for three private companies.
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SpaceX birthday video celebrates its first 20 years

SpaceX has shared a video celebrating its 20th birthday, with the footage featuring key moments from its two decades of operations.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

How to watch SpaceX’s 10th rocket launch of 2022

SpaceX will perform its 10th rocket launch of the year on Wednesday, and here's how you can watch the mission unfold in real time.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts prep for next month’s ISS mission

SpaceX’s Crew-4 astronauts are making their final preparations for next month’s mission to the International Space Station.
SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts.

Musk says Starlink satellite internet now enabled in Ukraine

SpaceX has enabled its Starlink satellite-based internet service in Ukraine, according to CEO Elon Musk.
starlink string of satellites captured in cool video a day after launch

How to watch SpaceX launch Starlink satellites on Friday

SpaceX’s Starlink launches are always an entertaining spectacle and there’s another one taking place on Friday, February 25. Here's how to watch ...
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.

Elon Musk suggests Starlink now has 250K customers

SpaceX boss Elon Musk suggested on Monday that the company's Starlink internet service now has more than 250,000 customers.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX aiming for first commercial spacewalk this year

An entrepreneur who last year was part of SpaceX’s first civilian-only crew is planning additional missions that will include the first commercial spacewalk.
The Polaris Dawn crew.

Rocket heading for moon impact may not be SpaceX’s after all

An out-of-control rocket that's forecast to crash into the moon next month was originally thought to belong to SpaceX. But new research suggests otherwise.
A Chinese Long March 3C rocket launch.

Elon Musk’s Starship update included movie of Mars mission

Elon Musk has given the first update in two years on the progress of SpaceX's next-generation Starship rocket, the most powerful launch vehicle ever built.
Elon Musk giving a Starship update in February 2022.

NASA highlights amazing images of ISS shot from the ground

NASA this week highlighted some incredible photographs showing the International Space Station as seen from here on Earth.
The International Space Station is pictured from the SpaceX Crew Dragon Endeavour during a fly-around of the orbiting lab that took place as Crew-2 left station on Nov. 8, 2021.

How to watch Elon Musk’s Starship update today

SpaceX boss Elon Musk is about to offer an update on the company’s progress with its next-generation Starship rocket in the first such event since 2019.
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Elon Musk’s Starlink helping to restore Tonga’s internet

SpaceX chief Elon Musk has deployed a team of Starlink engineers to help get Tonga back online after a recent volcanic eruption cut its internet link.
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SpaceX loses Starlink satellites after geomagnetic storm

SpaceX has revealed that a geomagnetic storm may have caused the loss of as many as 40 Starlink internet satellites deployed in its most recent mission.
Starlink Satellites pass overhead near Carson National Forest, New Mexico, photographed soon after launch.

NASA and SpaceX reviewing parachute issue on Dragon spacecraft

NASA and SpaceX are investigating an issue with the parachute opening during recent Dragon splashdowns, though the problem doesn't seem to be a dangerous one.
Crew Dragon Endeavour shortly before splashdown.

SpaceX deploys more Starlink internet satellites in prep for premium service

SpaceX has launched another batch of Starlink internet satellites just as the company begins offering a premium service alongside its standard offering.
A Starlink dish.

Watching a SpaceX booster landing never grows old, so here’s Wednesday’s

SpaceX deployed a spy satellite for the NRO on Wednesday, with the livestream offering some awesome views of the Falcon 9 rocket's launch and landing.
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What is Starlink and how does it work?

Here’s what you need to know about the exciting new Starlink internet service and how it works.
A Starlink dish.

SpaceX ground camera shows cool footage of rocket separation

SpaceX successfully launched the COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation 2 satellite for the Italian Space Agency on Monday, January 31.
spacex ground camera footage of rocket separation falcon 9 stage

Elon Musk asked to pay $50K to end Twitter bot that tracks his jet

A teen who built a Twitter bot that provides updates on the movements of Elon Musk’s private jet says he’ll delete the account if the billionaire pays him $50K.
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SpaceX suddenly aborts rocket launch due to errant cruise ship

In an unusual turn of events, SpaceX called off its latest mission just 33 seconds from launch on Sunday evening due to a cruise ship in the hazard area.
spacex aborts falcon 9 mission just seconds from launch jan 2022

How to watch SpaceX launch an Italian satellite on Monday

SpaceX will launch an Italian satellite on Monday in a mission that has already suffered several delays due to bad weather.
COSMO-SkyMed mission ready for launch.

SpaceX rocket set to slam into the moon at 5,000 mph

Part of an out-of-control SpaceX rocket is set to slam into the moon in March after tumbling through space for the last seven years.
A Falcon 9 rocket lifts off on May 30, for the first crewed test flight of the Crew Dragon capsule. flight

Elon Musk’s help requested to reconnect Tonga to the internet

A New Zealand lawmaker has asked SpaceX chief Elon Musk to help reconnect Tonga to the internet after Saturday's volcanic eruption knocked it offline.
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Watch highlights of SpaceX’s spectacular Starlink night launch

Check out the highlights from SpaceX's spectacular night launch on Tuesday in which it deployed another 49 satellites for its Starlink internet service.
A SpaceX rocket heading to space.

Researchers study impact of SpaceX’s Starlink satellites on astronomy

A team of researchers has studied the impact of SpaceX's growing Starlink satellite constellation on the work of astronomers.
A streak of light from a Starlink satellite.

How to watch SpaceX Cargo Dragon depart from ISS this week

This week, a SpaceX Cargo Dragon craft will depart from the International Space Station (ISS) carrying supplies and scientific experiments back to Earth.
The SpaceX Cargo Dragon spacecraft is set to depart the International Space Station on Friday, Jan. 21, for a splashdown Saturday, Jan. 22, off the coast of Florida.

Elon Musk shares aerial view of SpaceX rocket catcher

SpaceX boss Elon Musk has offered a closer look at the apparatus that will be used to launch -- and, more interestingly, catch -- its next-generation rocket.
An illustration based on the design of SpaceX's launch/catch tower.