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In rare misstep, SpaceX loses Falcon 9 during landing attempt

February 17th, 2020

In its continued efforts to create a global communications network with its Starlink satellites, SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket today, delivering another 60 of the spacecraft into Earth orbit. It was a relatively routine mission for the company and its attempt to land its Falcon 9 booster was expected to go smoothly. It did …

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Watch this video of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 exploding in a blaze of glory

January 20th, 2020

SpaceX had a very, very busy weekend. The company’s scheduled in-flight abort test was originally slated for Saturday but had to be delayed to Sunday. Thankfully, the backup launch window proved to be just fine, and SpaceX sent its Falcon 9 and Crew Dragon capsule skyward, though only for a short while. The launch, which …

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Here’s when you can watch SpaceX blow up a rocket (on purpose!)

January 11th, 2020

In its pursuit of revolutionizing many aspects of the space industry, SpaceX has never been shy about its failures. In fact, it’s made a habit of celebrating them at every opportunity, casually poking fun at all of its own shortcomings, many of which resulted in rockets exploding when they definitely weren’t supposed to. Next week, …

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SpaceX forced to delay NASA launch over drone ship glitch

May 3rd, 2019

Resupply missions to the International Space Station are typically routine affairs, and SpaceX has completed well over a dozen such missions ahead of this week’s CRS-17 venture. Unfortunately for both NASA and SpaceX, their plans have been derailed not once, but now twice. The original planned launch of CRS-17 was to take place on Wednesday …

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SpaceX broke multiple records with its launch of 64 satellites at once

December 5th, 2018

SpaceX is already the leading name in the realm of private space flight with many firsts to its name, but the company’s most recent launch landed it in the record books multiple times over. The mission, which was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, delivered a whopping 64 tiny satellites into orbit, which …

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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch gave California residents another scare

October 8th, 2018

SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket into space Sunday evening, ferrying a satellite into orbit and then successfully landing its rocket back down on land for later reuse. Any rocket launch is exciting, but SpaceX’s Falcon 9 has completed so many missions at this point that yet another satellite delivery is easy to overlook. Overlooking …