SpaceX to conduct ‘humanity’s first planetary defence test’ to redirect asteroid

SpaceX is planning to conduct humanity’s first planetary defence test to redirect an asteroid through Falcon 9’s launch of NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission on Tuesday (local time). “DART is humanity’s first planetary defence test mission to see if intentionally crashing a spacecraft into an asteroid is an effective way to change its course, should […]

SpaceX mission led by Indian-origin astronaut docks with International Space Station

A new SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying four astronauts including Indian origin Raja Chari to the International Space Station (ISS) as part of the company’s Crew-3 mission has docked successfully at the orbiting lab on Thursday, the company said. NASA astronauts Chari, Tom Marshburn, Kayla Barron, and ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer arrived at the International Space Station at 6:32 pm […]

SpaceX launches spaceship with first-ever fully civilian crew on board

American aerospace manufacturer SpaceX on Thursday launched the Falcon 9 carrier rocket that placed the Crew Dragon spaceship into orbit. This was the first-ever fully civilian crew mission dubbed as Inspiration4. The launch took place at 00:03 GMT from Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. “Dragon and the @inspiration4x astronauts are now officially in space! Dragon will […]

SpaceX cargo mission rescheduled for Sunday over bad weather – NASA

The launch of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft was delayed by one day over poor weather conditions, NASA said on Saturday. “Due to weather, today’s @SpaceX cargo mission is postponed,” the space agency wrote on Twitter. The next opportunity to launch the CRS-23 mission is on Sunday, at 07:14 GMT. It will deliver […]

SpaceX successfully tests Starship SN10 rocket after 2 failed attemp

SpaceX successfully tested its Starship SN10 prototype rocket after two recent failed attempts. The rocket prototype was launched on Wednesday to an altitude of 10,000 kilometers and then landed back on the ground. However, the rocket exploded about six minutes after landing. The test launch is deemed successful because the goal was to gather information on how the flaps […]