Means and the Muscle: Where Does Falcon Heavy Stand Alongside the Heavylifters?

Last week’s launch of the maiden Falcon Heavy has opened a niche in the market for super-heavylift launch vehicles. Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

“If you can hear me over the cheering,” intoned SpaceX’s John Insprucker in the seconds after 3:45 p.m. EST Tuesday, 6 February, “Falcon Heavy, heading to space on her test-flight. Building […]

These Are The Best Places to Watch Falcon Heavy's Debut Next Week

Waterfowl around launch complex 39A take flight as the world’s most powerful (soon) operational rocket, the Falcon Heavy, came to life for a test fire on Jan 24, 2018. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

Thousands of space enthusiasts and spectators, as well as around 400 credentialed journalists from around the globe, are flocking […]

SpaceX Says Gov't Shutdown Will Impact Falcon Heavy, ISS Resupply Missions and Others

The inaugural SpaceX Falcon Heavy atop launch pad 39A for testing recently. Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

The federal government shutdown currently underway will impact the nation’s ability to launch space missions, and not just government missions either. SpaceX is currently testing their inaugural Falcon Heavy rocket on pad 39A at the Kennedy Space […]

Falcon Heavy Rises Atop Pad 39A for First Time

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket stands atop historic KSC launch pad 39A for the first time Dec 28, 2017. Photo Credit: Richard Angle / @rdanglephoto on Instagram

One of the most highly-anticipated rockets in history rose atop its launch pad for the first time today, December 28, 2017, as SpaceX’s triple-barreled Falcon Heavy went […]

Check Out Elon's Tesla Getting Ready for Launch on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy

An original Tesla Roadster, playing Space Oddity, will launch atop Falcon Heavy on a billion year elliptic Mars orbit. Photo: Elon Musk via Instagram

Just a few days ago SpaceX released the first photos of their highly-anticipated new heavy-lift rocket, the Falcon Heavy, being prepared for its inaugural launch in the company’s Horizontal Integration […]

SpaceX Unveils Falcon Heavy Rocket for Early 2018 Launch Debut

The Falcon Heavy, processing towards its inaugural flight off KSC pad 39A in early 2018. Photo: SpaceX

This morning Elon Musk revealed in a tweet SpaceX’s highly-anticipated new triple-barreled Falcon Heavy rocket, which is slated to fly for the first time as soon as next month.

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Dream Chaser Passes Major CRS-2 Review Milestone, Next Flight Test Nears

Sierra Nevada Corporation engineers and technicians prepare the firm’s Dream Chaser engineering test vehicle for tow tests on a taxiway at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Southern California. The vehicle’s second free-flight test is expected later this year. Photo Credit: NASA / Ken Ulbrich

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser ‘spaceplane’ is another step […]

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Blue Origin's Crew Capsule

A sneak peek inside Blue Origin’s crew capsule design. Image Credit: Blue Origin

Billionaire entrepreneur Jeff Bezos and his Kent, Wash.-based company Blue Origin have been making progress at a steady rate the last few years, developing and testing a fully reusable, suborbital New Shepherd flight system and making plans to resurrect dormant Cape […]

PHOTOS: Dream Chaser Delivered to Edwards AFB for Next Flight Test

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft was delivered to NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center this week, where it will undergo several months of testing in preparation for its second approach and landing flight. The data SNC gathers from this test campaign will help influence and inform the final design of the cargo Dream Chaser, […]

NASA Shows Off Orion EM-1 Structure at KSC for Inaugural SLS Lunar Flight Test

The Orion pressure vessel for the EM-1 mission currently sits upon an upgraded test stand inside Operations & Checkout Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Photo Credit: Talia Landman / AmericaSpace.com

NASA’s Orion crew module pressure vessel is secured on a test stand called “the birdcage” inside the Neil Armstrong Operations and […]