Elon Musk indicates that the SN10 engines lacked thrust. The rocket landed at 10 m/s, damaging some parts. It also used "Helium in header" to atone for SN8's explosion, but that was also problematic.
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NASA and Boeing are aiming for no earlier than March 25 for CST-100 Starliner's second unmanned orbital flight test (OFT-2). The test is slated to be a milestone in the NASA Commercial Crew program.
The UK Space Agency is going to work with Rolls-Royce to investigate nuclear propulsion. If developed, a nuclear rocket would get to Mars in half the time it currently takes with today's technology.
Starship SN8 executed an almost perfect high-altitude flight test before plummeting towards the earth at a velocity greater than the intended threshold. SpaceX and Musk extolled the test as a success.
If the mission is successful, China will become only the third country to collect and bring back rock samples from the Moon to the Earth—a feat that has not been attempted for the past four decades.
After igniting its upper stage eight minutes after liftoff, the Vega rocket lost nominal speed and went on a degraded trajectory, taking with it the Spanish and French payload onboard.
Dragon and the Falcon 9 become the first NASA-certified system in over 40 years for regular manned trips to the ISS. The approval echoes SpaceX's success in the Commercial Crew program.
Dubbed Crew-1, the Crew Dragon's second manned flight to the International Space Station is scheduled for next month on November 15, weather permitting, with four astronauts on board.
In a job listing for a Resort Development Manager by SpaceX, the company states that its launch site in Boca Chica Village will be a 21st-century spaceport and the company's first resort.
Falcon 9 broke the Atlantis space shuttle's turnaround time after it hoisted South Korea's first military satellite to deployment. For the first time, SpaceX retrieved both rocket fairings too.
Boeing and NASA signed a new contract extension that is valued at $916 million. Under it, the former will continue to support development and research aboard the ISS through 2024 at least.
The Electron rocket experienced unexpected stress during Max-Q causing a total loss of the rocket and all seven payloads, including Earth-imaging satellites by Canon and Planet, that were on board.
NASA's Perseverance Rover will now launch towards Mars on July 22. The delay is due to contamination concern in the ground support lines; the rover and the rocket themselves are in good condition.
For its second cryogenic pressure test to failure, the SN7 prototype for Starship was taken beyond its limit. The fuel tank 'popped' and was soon engulfed in white, thick plumes of nitrogen.
Elon Musk confirmed that the floating spaceports would be refurbished oil platforms complete with a hyperloop for transportation to and from dry land. They will be intended for the Starship rocket.
Fermat's Library has annotated the subroutine to approximate transcendental functions that was initially written by Margaret Hamilton in assembly language for the Apollo 11 mission back in 1969.
In a company-wide email, Musk urged SpaceX employees to shift gears, invest significant time, and focus primarily on the Starship initiative henceforth to dramatically accelerate its progress.
On Saturday, NASA and SpaceX gave the go-ahead to Demo-2. Here's an in-depth look at Crew Dragon's maiden crewed test flight to the International Space Station from start to finish.
Crew Dragon has launched atop the Falcon 9 rocket and is now on its way to the ISS. This is a historic moment as for the first time in nine years, astronauts have taken off from American soil.
Shortly after completing the static fire test of the Raptor engine, the SN4 prototype for the Starship rocket exploded on the test stand. An uncontrolled leak seems to be the culprit.
Following a clean release and ignition of LauncherOne's engines, an anomaly in the early stages of flight caused Virgin Orbit to terminate the first end-to-end flight of its orbital payload.
After launching atop the Long March 5B rocket on Tuesday and successfully completing a series of maneuvers, the destined successor to the venerable Shenzhou crew capsule stuck its test flight landing.
Less than 3.5 hours after its launch from Kazakhstan, the Russian spacecraft Progress 75 docked at the ISS over northwest China carrying 2.7 metric tons of propellant, food, and other supplies.
Nearing the summer launch window, the Mars Helicopter is now ensconced underneath the Perseverance rover. To ensure a safe landing, the rover's descent stage has been fueled as well.
Nearing the July launch window, the upcoming Mars rover has received a set of six flight wheels and a parachute that will help maneuver the heaviest payload in the history of Mars exploration.
Using its internal communication channel, NASA@WORK, the agency has called upon its workforce to come up with ways that NASA can contribute to the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Users Guide describes the crewed and uncrewed payload configurations, information on Acoustics, and the various Environments of the Starship rocket. No pricing details are given, however.
Today, the NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine met with the SpaceX founder Elon Musk. A crewed test flight might happen in Q1 of 2020, drop tests for the Mark 3 parachute to come, and more.
SpaceX's founder, Elon Musk, and the NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, will be meeting in Hawthorne to discuss Crew Dragon—a spacecraft that the two companies are collaborating on.
In a presentation, Musk announced his plans to put Starship into orbit in about six months. He also elucidated the design and mechanical details of the rocket that is meant to drive space travel.
Musk outlines his Interplanetary Transport System which he says will be refueled in space, carry over 100 people, be the biggest rocket in history, and will be "great fun" to travel in.
Dubbed the Falcon Heavy, it is scheduled to take two tourists for a ride around the moon next year, while also heading to Mars in 2020. Once it launches, it will be the largest rocket in use.