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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’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 …

SpaceX launches four civilians into orbit on historic Inspiration4 flight

“SpaceX made history tonight as it launched a crew of private citizens on a jaunt around Earth. For an added bonus, the rocket landed on its drone ship, marking the company’s 92nd booster recovery. The mission, called Inspiration4, blasted …

SpaceX is buying satellite data start-up Swarm, in a rare acquisition by Elon Musk’s space company

“SpaceX is acquiring satellite data start-up Swarm Technologies, in a rare deal by Elon Musk’s space company that expands the team — and possibly the technological capabilities — of its growing Starlink internet service. Swarm, which has 120 of its tiny …

SpaceX stacks Starship atop massive booster for 1st time to make the world’s tallest rocket

“SpaceX’s newest Starship prototype was briefly placed atop of its massive booster for the first time on Friday (Aug. 6), setting a new record for the world’s tallest rocket ahead of a planned orbital test flight this year …

SpaceX launches second dedicated rideshare mission

“SpaceX launched 88 satellites on a Falcon 9 June 30 on the company’s second dedicated smallsat rideshare mission. The Falcon 9 lifted off from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station at 3:31 p.m …

SpaceX launches new solar arrays to space station, nails rocket landing at sea

“SpaceX launched its 17th rocket of the year today (June 3), sending a robotic Dragon cargo capsule toward the International Space Station before nailing a landing at sea. A two-stage Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Pad 39A here at …

Watch SpaceX launch a new Starlink satellite fleet on a used rocket today

” SpaceX will launch its fourth Falcon 9 rocket of the month today (May 26) to carry a new fleet of Starlink broadband satellites into space and you can watch the action live online. The private spaceflight company will launch a …

SpaceX rocket launches Starlink fleet and 2 small satellites, sticks landing at sea

“A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a new fleet of Starlink internet satellites into orbit alongside two rideshare satellites Saturday evening (May 15), before sticking a stunning landing at sea. The veteran Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Pad 39A …

SpaceX launches Starship SN15 rocket and sticks the landing in high-altitude test flight

“”Landing nominal,” Elon Musk says. The private spaceflight company’s latest Starship prototype aced a high-altitude test flight today (May 5), checking every box from takeoff to touchdown for the first time. “We are down! The Starship has landed,” John …

SpaceX’s Star Wars Day launch puts 60 Starlink satellites in orbit, lands rocket

“A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched a full stack of 60 Starlink internet satellites into orbit on Tuesday afternoon (May 4) and then stuck its landing at sea to top off a successful mission. The veteran Falcon 9 rocket blasted …