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Watch SpaceX’s Starship abort its test flight with 0.1 seconds left

March 3rd, 2021

SpaceX’s Starship program has been moving along nicely as of late. Perfecting the technology that could eventually take humans to Mars and even beyond is no easy task, and development has hit its share of roadblocks, but test flights of Starship prototypes have been picking up in frequency lately. Today was supposed to be the …

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SpaceX forced to push back spy satellite launch for a second time

December 18th, 2020

SpaceX was hoping to launch a spy satellite for the US government on Thursday, but that launch was delayed until Friday, and it’s just been delayed again. The launch, which will see the delivery of a spy satellite for the United States National Reconnaissance Office, will be attempted on Saturday. This second delay has been …

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SpaceX will wrap up 2020 with the launch of a US spy satellite

December 17th, 2020

SpaceX’s launch slate will wrap up shortly — currently slated for Friday after a delay on Thursday — with the launch of a US spy satellite.  The satellite, which will be under the operational control of the United States National Reconnaissance Office, is obviously hush-hush, but the launch itself will be yet another opportunity for …

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NASA’s first real Crew Dragon mission has been delayed

October 12th, 2020

SpaceX and NASA have announced that the next crewed mission in Crew Dragon (the first non-test flight of the spacecraft) will be delayed by a week or two. The delay comes as SpaceX wishes to investigate some bizarre data regarding a recent Falcon 9 launch. The mission is now scheduled to take place by mid-November. …

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NASA’s first true SpaceX Crew Dragon mission has a date

September 29th, 2020

SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft will finally be used on an official NASA science mission to the International Space Station. The launch of four astronauts is now planned for October 31st, which happens to be Halloween. The mission will be the first after NASA certifies Crew Dragon for continued use, and it’ll be a big milestone …

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Mother Nature delayed SpaceX’s most recent launch attempt

September 18th, 2020

SpaceX was forced to delay the launch of yet another batch of Starlink satellites after rough seas were reported in the recovery area. The company’s drone ships are capable of dealing with turbulent seas, but the current was simply too strong this time. A new launch date has yet to be announced. SpaceX has had …