Wednesday Starlink Launch to Kick Off Record-Setting Month for SpaceX

The B1051 core launches its maiden mission in March 2019 to deliver SpaceX’s Demo-1 Crew Dragon to the International Space Station (ISS). Photo Credit: Alan Walters/AmericaSpace

Only days after seeing off its first mission for the U.S. Space Force, SpaceX again stands primed to conduct as many as four Falcon 9 flights in July, […]

SpaceX Launches High-Profile Space Force GPS III-03 Satellite

Laden with GPS III-03, the Falcon 9 powers into a hot Florida afternoon on its third mission of June 2020. Photo: Jeff Seibert / AmericaSpace

SpaceX has successfully launched and, for the first time, recovered a Falcon 9 booster following a National Security Space Launch (NSSL) mission. The never-before-used B1060 core, teamed with a […]

SpaceX to Launch 10th Batch of Starlinks, Pair of Rideshare Satellites on Friday

April 2020 Starlink launch off KSC pad 39A. Photo: SpaceX

Four weeks since the triumphant ride to orbit of Dragon Endeavour crewmen Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken, the Kennedy Space Center’s (KSC) historic Pad 39A will reverberate again to the roar Merlin 1D+ engines as early as 4:18 p.m. EDT on Friday, 26 June, […]

SpaceX Launches Starlinks, SkySats; Record-Setting Month on Tap

SpaceX launching another batch of Starlinks to orbit from Cape Canaveral pad 40 on June 13, 2020, along with 3 rideshare ‘Skysats’ from Planet Labs. Photo: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

SpaceX looks set for another record for its personal-best books this month, having launched a third Falcon 9 in just two weeks to deliver […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 2)

Launch of Dragon Endeavour atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 on 30 May 2020. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

It’s rare that you can time a moment in history to a single split-second. But last Saturday, that split-second fell at 3:22:45 p.m. EDT, when American astronauts rode an American-made spacecraft, atop an American-built rocket, and from […]

'Huffing and Puffing': How Does Flying a Falcon 9 Compare to the Rest? (Part 1)

Dragon Endeavour rises from historic Pad 39A on Saturday evening. The Falcon 9 is now the seventh American-made booster to have lofted American astronauts to space in almost six decades. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

Last month, America observed 59 years since Alan Shepard became the nation’s first man in space. Tucked inside his tiny […]

SpaceX Aims for Wednesday Night Starlink Launch

B1049 launches a 60-strong batch of Starlink satellites on its most recent mission in January, the first U.S. spaceflight of the 2020s. Photo Credit: Mike Killian/AmericaSpace

SpaceX’s foot is firmly on the gas as the organization prepares for its ninth launch of 2020 and its second in less than a week. Following the triumphant […]

Weather Delays Demo-2, Next Attempt NET Saturday

Demo-2 astronauts Doug Hurley (foreground) and Bob Behnken ran through a full-up Launch Day, but the Florida weather ultimately thwarted Wednesday’s launch attempt. Photo Credit: NASA/SpaceX

It’s been more than 3,000 days—almost nine full years—since a human-capable orbiting spaceship built and launched in the United States last swept back to Earth to return a […]

T-1 Day: NASA, SpaceX Ready to Bring Human Spaceflight Back to America (Part 2)

Bob Behnken (left) previously served as chief of NASA’s astronaut corps, whilst Doug Hurley piloted the final Space Shuttle mission, STS-135. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / AmericaSpace.com

The International Space Station (ISS) is primed to receive its sixth visiting vehicle of 2020 in the coming days, although of a kind unseen in almost a […]

NASA, SpaceX Ready to Return Human Spaceflight to American Soil (Part 1)

Doug Hurley (foreground) will serve as mission commander for the Demo-2 flight, with Bob Behnken (background) as joint operations commander. Photo Credit: SpaceX

For the first time in nearly nine years, a Prime Crew is in the final days of waiting at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida, ahead of their scheduled liftoff […]