Mother Nature cooperated today and a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off into the clear blue sky just before 12:30 p.m., carrying an uncrewed Dragon capsule on its third flight to the station -- the first such milestone for the reusable spacecraft.
A capsule full of supplies and experiments was scheduled to be on its way to the space station, but the afternoon launch from Cape Canaveral was scrubbed because of upper-level winds.
After a quiet few months at Cape Canaveral, SpaceX launched a second round of satellites for its global internet network this morning. Sixty tightly-packed Starlink satellites blasted off atop a Falcon 9 rocket at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, on time at 9:56 a.m.
SpaceX launched its heftiest rocket with 24 research satellites Tuesday, a middle-of-the-night rideshare featuring a deep space atomic clock, solar sail, a clean and green rocket fuel testbed, and even human ashes.
SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year, with the fiery loss of its first crew capsule.
Officials say SpaceX's new capsule for astronauts suffered an "anomaly" during a routine engine test firing in Florida, causing smoke to be seen for miles.
The world’s most powerful rocket blasted off Thursday evening for only its second flight ever. And while there was no ‘Starman’ or red roadster atop the Falcon Heavy this time, the communications satellite riding into space still represented an important payload for SpaceX.
Three days and 3,000 miles apart, SpaceX accomplished its second successful rocket launch of the week Wednesday, sending cargo to the International Space Station. But this launch came with a little added drama: An unexpected splashdown by the returning rocket just offshore.
The Florida aerospace industry was almost wiped out when the space shuttle program was shut down in 2011. But now, SpaceX is providing the launchpad for the commercial space industry to take off.
Pushed into the sky by the thundering blast of 27 engines, SpaceX’s strongest rocket yet blasted off from Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday before sending its boosters hurtling back to Earth for an intricate seaside double-landing.
SpaceX defended its rocket performance during the weekend launch of a secret U.S. satellite, responding Tuesday to media reports that the satellite codenamed Zuma was lost.
An historic Kennedy Space Center launch pad roared back to life for the first time in nearly six years Sunday as a privately-owned rocket not only sent an unmanned cargo capsule toward the space station, but then made the first-ever daylight rocket landing nearby.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded on its Florida launch pad today during a dress rehearsal for a satellite launch, which had been scheduled for this weekend.
An experimental new type of module is among the fresh supplies headed to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s first Dragon cargo launch in nearly a year – punctuated by a heart-stopping at-sea landing of the rocket’s first stage.
SpaceX got their ambitious spaceflight dreams back on track in dramatic fashion Monday evening, with a gorgeous nighttime launch that lit up the Space Coast not just once, but twice – as the rocket’s first stage returned for an unprecedented landing at Cape Canaveral.