SpaceX Starship high altitude test flight ends in a fiery explosion

  • December 9, 2020
SpaceX is finally close to performing a high-altitude test flight for a prototype of its Starship vehicle, after yesterday’s attempt was scrubbed by an auto-abort from its Raptor engines. The company is ready to try again today, and came within a cou…

SpaceX’s first high-altitude Starship test could happen Tuesday

  • December 7, 2020
We’ve seen some small hops, but the SpaceX Starship is ready to make a much larger leap. The SN8 prototype is on the launch pad in Boca Chica, TX, and SpaceX has confirmed that its first high-altitude test flight could take place as soon as Tuesday,…

Watch NASA and SpaceX launch astronauts (updated)

  • May 27, 2020
This afternoon NASA astronauts will take off from US soil for the first time since NASA’s space shuttle program ended in 2011. The launch is historic for another reason too. It will be the first time NASA launches astronauts in a SpaceX spacecraft, a…

Virgin Orbit’s first launch demo takes place this weekend

  • May 20, 2020
Virgin Orbit is finally ready to try a proper launch demo. The spaceflight outfit now expects the launch demo mission to take place on either May 24th or May 25th between 1PM and 5PM Eastern each day. If there’s enough of a launch window, the Cosmic…