SpaceX Launches 20th Space Station Resupply Mission, Nails 50th Rocket Landing

CRS-20 launch and Falcon 9 landing for the 50th time. Credit: SpaceX

A twice-used Falcon 9 booster core lifted a three-times-flown Dragon cargo ship towards the International Space Station (ISS) earlier overnight to kick off SpaceX’s fifth mission of 2020. Liftoff of the veteran Falcon 9 core, tailnumbered “B1059”—which saw previous service to launch […]

Weather Forces SpaceX to Push In-Flight Abort to NET Sunday

Crew Dragon atop Falcon 9 for the In-Flight Abort Test. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

UPDATE – NASA and SpaceX now are targeting 8 a.m. EST Sunday, Jan. 19, for launch. The abort test has a six-hour launch window. Teams are standing down from today’s launch attempt due to poor splashdown and recovery weather.

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Calmer Winds Expected for Second SpaceX CRS-19 Launch Attempt Today, Watch Live

Falcon 9 and Cargo Dragon against the sunrise for launch attempt #2 with CRS-19 for NASA. Photo: SpaceX

UPDATE Dec 4: The first launch attempt was scrubbed due to unfavorable upper level winds. New launch attempt set for Dec 5 at 12:29pm EST

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SpaceX Test Fires Crew Dragon's Abort Engines, Paves Way to In-Flight Abort Test

SpaceX conducted a successful full-duration static fire test of Crew Dragon’s launch escape system again on Nov 13, 2019, and will now work with NASA to review the data & proceed towards their next major flight test milestone before putting astronauts onboard; an in-flight abort during a rocket launch itself, to validate Dragon’s launch […]

CRS-18 Dragon Wraps Up Month-Long Mission; Returns Science Samples to Earth

CRS-18 departs the International Space Station (ISS) early Tuesday morning. Photo Credit: NASA

More than a month since its arrival, SpaceX’s CRS-18 Dragon cargo ship departed the International Space Station (ISS) and returned to Earth earlier today (Tuesday), bringing around 2,700 pounds (1,225 kg) of experiments and payloads back home and into the hands […]

Watch SpaceX Try to Launch their 18th ISS Resupply Mission for NASA Tonight

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket stands ready for lift off at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station’s Space Launch Complex 40 in Florida for the company’s 18th Commercial Resupply Services (CRS-18) mission to the International Space Station. Launch is scheduled for 25 July 2019 at 6:01pm Eastern time. Photo: NASA

First launch attempt scrubbed for […]

SpaceX Launches Late-Night Dragon CRS-17 to Space Station

SpaceX launched Dragon CRS-17 to the International Space Station at 2:48am Eastern time on May 4, 2019, under a crystal clear moonless sky from Space Launch Complex-40 at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

At the start of 2019’s fifth month, SpaceX has successfully launched its fifth mission of the year, […]

NASA Prepares for MBSU Replacement on Thursday; SpaceX Eyes Friday for CRS-17 Dragon Launch

Canadarm2 will robotically berth the CRS-17 Dragon at the nadir port of the station’s Harmony node. Photo Credit: Tim Peake/NASA/Twitter

SpaceX stands primed for its fifth launch of the year when the CRS-17 Dragon cargo mission heads to the International Space Station (ISS) in the small hours of Friday morning (3 May). Liftoff of […]

SpaceX CRS-17 Slips to May 3, Still Hush About Blowing Up Crew Capsule

The CRS-17 Dragon mission will continue a heritage of commercial cargo-delivery missions by SpaceX, delivering supplies and NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-3) to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: NASA

UPDATE – On April 29, the space station team identified an issue with one of the station’s Main Bus Switching Units that distributes […]

Crew Dragon Kicks Off Demo-1 Mission to Return Human Spaceflight to American Shores

Crew Dragon ‘Demo-1’ soaring on its maiden voyage to the International Space Station March 2, 2019 from historic pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

America’s decade-long effort to develop commercial vehicles to restore U.S. crew access to the International Space Station (ISS) following the retirement of the Space […]