SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship makes first Atlantic splashdown

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship loaded with science experiments, a case of wine, and live mice, has made its first ever splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean, NASA confirmed.  The spaceship autonomously undocked from the International Space Station on Tuesday, January 12 after a 36 day stay attached to the orbiting laboratory.  Among the experiments on the … Read more SpaceX’s Dragon cargo ship makes first Atlantic splashdown

Elon Musk rips ‘West Coast high tech’ who have turned into the ‘de facto arbiter of free speech’

Elon Musk has torn into the ‘West Coast high tech’ who have turned into the ‘de facto arbiter of free speech’ after Amazon scrubbed Parler from the internet.  The Tesla and SpaceX CEO had replied to a satirical tweet about Twitter and Facebook banning Donald Trump from their platforms. Twitter also permanently banned Trump loyalists as part … Read more Elon Musk rips ‘West Coast high tech’ who have turned into the ‘de facto arbiter of free speech’

SpaceX’s Starship SN9 tests of its Raptor engines – signaling the rocket could blast off TOMORROW

Spacex’s latest Starship prototype, Serial Number 9 (SN9), ignited its massive Raptor engines for the first time, signaling the massive rocket is gearing up for its first high-altitude test flight. The static fire test, which occurred Wednesday evening, allows operators to fire of the engines while the Starship remains attached to the ground. SN9 can … Read more SpaceX’s Starship SN9 tests of its Raptor engines – signaling the rocket could blast off TOMORROW

Elon Musk reveals ‘catch and quick release’ plan for SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster

Elon Musk is known for revealing ambitious plans and the latest suggests the Startship’s Super Heavy booster will not land, but be caught when it returns to Earth. The SpaceX CEO shared on Twitter that the heavy booster, which is still under development, will be retrieved by the launch tower arm used to stabilize the … Read more Elon Musk reveals ‘catch and quick release’ plan for SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster

Elon Musk reveals ‘catch and quick release’ plan for SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster

Elon Musk reveals ‘catch and quick release’ plan for SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster that uses the tower arm to grab the engine so it can ‘refly in under an hour’ Elon Musk revealed the Starship Heavy booster  would be caught on its return Musk suggests using the launch tower arm used to stabilize the vehicle … Read more Elon Musk reveals ‘catch and quick release’ plan for SpaceX’s Super Heavy booster

Elon Musk hits back at Viasat’s claims that Starlink poses a threat to the environment

The communications company Viasat is petitioning the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to investigate SpaceX’s Starlink internet satellites, claiming the constellation poses environmental hazards. The document cites a number of grievances  including SpaceX’s satellites failure rate to devices colliding in orbit and re-entry pollution risks. However, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk caught wind of the petition and … Read more Elon Musk hits back at Viasat’s claims that Starlink poses a threat to the environment

ISS astronauts celebrate Christmas with decorating contest, canned mackerel and ‘visit’ from Santa

Christmas isn’t just an earthbound holiday: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station beamed special holiday greetings this week from 254 miles above the planet. Five members of the station’s Expedition 64 crew praised ‘the resilience of the human spirit’ during this trying time and shared their hopes for a better new year. There was also … Read more ISS astronauts celebrate Christmas with decorating contest, canned mackerel and ‘visit’ from Santa

ISS astronauts celebrate Christmas with decorating contest, canned mackerel and ‘visit’ from Santa

Christmas isn’t just an earthbound holiday: Astronauts aboard the International Space Station beamed special holiday greetings this week from 254 miles above the planet. Five members of the station’s Expedition 64 crew praised ‘the resilience of the human spirit’ during this trying time and shared their hopes for a better new year. There was also … Read more ISS astronauts celebrate Christmas with decorating contest, canned mackerel and ‘visit’ from Santa

SpaceX releases stunning HD video of its Starship SN8 launch

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has released HD video footage of its explosive Starship SN8 launch from earlier this month.  The dramatic two-minute clip shows the uncrewed rocket taking off from the firm’s Boca Chica, Texas testing facility at 5:45pm ET (10:45pm GMT) on December 9. It’s seen performing an aerobatic landing flip manoeuvre and a … Read more SpaceX releases stunning HD video of its Starship SN8 launch

SpaceX releases stunning HD video of its Starship SN8 launch

Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has released HD video footage of its explosive Starship SN8 launch from earlier this month.  The dramatic two-minute clip shows the uncrewed rocket taking off from the firm’s Boca Chica, Texas testing facility at 5:45pm ET (10:45pm GMT) on December 9. It’s seen performing an aerobatic landing flip manoeuvre and a … Read more SpaceX releases stunning HD video of its Starship SN8 launch