Elon Outlines New SpaceX BFR Design, Introduces First Private Citizen for Flight to the Moon

The first crewed mission to the moon and back on the SpaceX BFR / BFS, sporting a new design over the original with actuating fins at both the front and rear, to serve as wings / body flaps and landing legs. Illustration Credit: SpaceX

Last night, SpaceX’s leader Elon Musk announced the company’s plans […]

'Godspeed Delta II', Historic Workhorse Rocket Delivers ICESat-2 to Orbit On 155th And Final Mission

The final United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta II rocket launch with the NASA Ice, Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2) onboard, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The ICESat-2 mission will measure the changing height of Earth’s ice. Photo Credit: John Kraus / AmericaSpace

Saturday proved bittersweet for United Launch […]

Workhorse Delta II Stands Ready at Vandenberg for Final Launch on Saturday

The Delta II has a long and chequered history, extending back almost three decades. Its final launch is slated for this weekend from Vandenberg AFB with NASA’s ICESAT 2. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

If all goes well in the small hours of Saturday, 15 September, the workhorse Delta II—a rocket already used […]

Half the World's Population To Be Covered by Telstar 18V, Following Middle-of-Night SpaceX Launch

Merlins burning bright as a new Falcon 9 ‘Block 5’ rocket launches the Telstar 18V satellite from Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 40 in Florida on Sep 10, 2018. Photo Credit: John Kraus / AmericaSpace.com

More than a month since its last launch, SpaceX has successfully delivered the heavyweight Telstar 18 Vantage (or “18V”) communications […]

'Luxurious' Launch: Remembering the Pre-Sunset Flight of Discovery STS-64, A Quarter-Century Ago

Discovery springs away from Pad 39B at the cusp of evening, 24 years ago. Photo Credit: NASA

Almost a quarter-century ago, today, on 9 September 1994, Commander Dick Richards awoke for the most “luxurious” launch morning of his career. Having previously experienced early-hours rides into space on his three previous shuttle missions, Richards had […]

SpaceX Targeting Sunday Night Launch of Telstar 18V Satellite From Florida

Telstar 19 VANTAGE headed to orbit atop SpaceX’s second ‘Block 5’ Falcon 9 rocket on July 22, 2018 at 1:50am EDT from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace

SpaceX is hoping to fly their first mission in a month this weekend from Florida, aiming for […]

'Safing In Work': Remembering Discovery's Almost-Liftoff, On This Day a Quarter-Century Ago

After a month-long wait for launch, following a harrowing pad abort on 12 August 1993, STS-51 thunders into space on 12 September. Photo Credit: NASA

“T-minus 30 seconds…”

The words of launch commentator George Diller at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida at 9:12 a.m. EDT on 12 August 1993—a quarter-century ago, this […]

Delta-IV Heavy Lofts NASA's Parker Solar Probe on Landmark Mission to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe takes flight atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta IV Heavy rocket at 3:31am EDT Aug 12, 2018. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / AmericaSPace.com

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (PSP) is on its way to the sun, after a successful launch early this morning atop a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Delta […]

LIVE COVERAGE: Watch Delta IV Heavy Launch Parker Solar Probe Late Tonight

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe atop ULA/s Delta IV Heavy this evening at Cape Canaveral, counting down to a 3:33am EDT liftoff to ‘touch’ the sun. Mars is visible to the upper left. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

UPDATE: New launch time tonight now targeting 3:53am EDT.

Original Story: Liftoff of NASA’s $1.5 billion […]

Parker Solar Probe Cleared For Launch to the Sun Saturday at 3:33am EDT

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe mission and launch teams today concluded a successful Launch Readiness Review, finding no technical issues at this time, giving a GO for liftoff on Saturday, Aug. 11, at 3:33 a.m. EDT on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Cape Canaveral. Photo Credit: NASA

Mission and launch teams […]