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Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars.

SpaceX launches and lands 3rd rocket in 36 hours

“Sunday morning’s mission lofted a communications satellite for the company Globalstar. SpaceX just completed a remarkable spaceflight tripleheader. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket launched from Florida’s Cape Canaveral Space Force Station on Sunday (June 19) at 12:27 …

SpaceX launches 59 small satellites, lands rocket back on Earth

“SpaceX launched 59 small satellites and landed the returning rocket today (May 25) on a “rideshare” mission called Transporter 5. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida today at 2:35 p …

SpaceX launches Starlink satellites from California

“A SpaceX rocket carried 53 satellites for the Starlink internet constellation into orbit Friday after blasting off from California. The Falcon 9 booster lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:07 p.m., and minutes later the first …

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 Astronauts Launch to International Space Station

“NASA’s SpaceX Crew-4 astronauts are in orbit following their launch to the International Space Station at 3:52 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 27, from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The international crew …

SpaceX launches Ax-1, the 1st fully private astronaut mission to the space station

“A pioneering astronaut mission is on its way to the International Space Station. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched Ax-1, a mission from Houston-based company Axiom Space, today (April 8) at 11:17 a.m. EDT (1517 GMT) from NASA …

Geomagnetic Storm And Recently Deployed Starlink Satellites

“On Thursday, February 3 at 1:13 p.m. EST, Falcon 9 launched 49 Starlink satellites to low Earth orbit from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Falcon 9’s second stage deployed the satellites …

SpaceX Dragon cargo ship delivers Christmas presents (and supplies) to space station

“A turkey dinner and presents arrived in time for the holidays. A SpaceX Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station early Wednesday (Dec. 22), carrying with it a holiday haul of science gear and Christmas treats for the astronauts …

SpaceX lofts Turkish communications satellite to orbit in 2nd Falcon 9 rocket launch of the day

“SpaceX launched its second rocket in less than 24 hours on Saturday night (Dec. 18), delivering a Turkish communications satellite into orbit before capping off the successful mission with a landing at sea. A 230-foot-tall (70 meters) Falcon 9 rocket …

SpaceX crew launch marks 600 space travelers in 60 years

“A SpaceX rocket carried four astronauts into orbit Wednesday night, including the 600th person to reach space in 60 years. The repeatedly delayed flight occurred just two days after SpaceX brought four other astronauts home from the International Space Station …

SpaceX’s private Inspiration4 crew returns to Earth with historic splashdown off Florida coast

“After three days in space, SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew returned to Earth tonight, splashing down off the Florida coast to end a historic mission. “It’s been an amazing ride for everyone,” Inspiration4 mission director Kip O’Keefe said …