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Japanese billionaire Maezawa blasts off into space

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa set out to became the first space tourist in more than a decade to travel to the International Space Station...

NASA, SpaceX launch 4 more astronauts into orbit on flight to...

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NASA and private rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts into orbit late on Wednesday, sending a veteran spacewalker, two younger crewmates chosen for future...

‘Profound experience’: Star Trek’s Shatner becomes world’s oldest space traveler

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Having made a career out of playing an explorer of the cosmos, William Shatner - Captain James Kirk of "Star Trek" fame - did...

SpaceX capsule with world’s first all-civilian orbital crew returns safely

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The quartet of newly minted citizen astronauts comprising the SpaceX Inspiration4 mission safely splashed down in the Atlantic off Florida's coast on Saturday, completing...

First all-civilian crew launched to orbit aboard SpaceX rocket ship

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A billionaire e-commerce executive and three less-wealthy private citizens chosen to join him blasted off from Florida on Wednesday aboard a SpaceX rocket ship...

International Space Station thrown out of control by misfire of Russian...

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The International Space Station (ISS) was thrown briefly out of control on Thursday when jet thrusters of a newly arrived Russian research module inadvertently...

SpaceX accepts dogecoin as payment to launch lunar mission next year

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SpaceX will launch the “DOGE-1 Mission to the Moon” in the first quarter of next year, with Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company accepting the...

Four astronauts return from space station aboard SpaceX capsule

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Four astronauts returned safely to Earth from the International Space Station early on Sunday in a SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, parachuting to splash-down in...

Space entrepreneur Max Polyakov acquires South Africa’s Dragonfly satellite maker

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Max Polyakov, an ultra-wealthy entrepreneur with ambitions of building a space transportation empire, has acquired South African satellite maker Dragonfly Aerospace, he told Reuters. The...

SpaceX rocketship launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

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NASA and Elon Musk’s commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the...

SpaceX rocketship launches 4 astronauts on NASA mission to space station

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NASA and Elon Musk's commercial rocket company SpaceX launched a new four-astronaut team on a flight to the International Space Station on Friday, the...

SpaceX Starship SN11 rocket fails to land safely after test launch...

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An uncrewed SpaceX Starship prototype rocket failed to land safely on Tuesday after a test launch from Boca Chica, Texas, and engineers were investigating,...

Seats filled for first all-civilian spaceflight crew

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A college science professor and an aerospace data analyst were named on Tuesday to round out a four-member crew for a SpaceX launch into...

SpaceX Starship rocket prototype nails landing… then blows up

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The third time appeared to be the charm for Elon Musk’s Starship rocket - until it wasn’t. The latest heavy-duty launch vehicle prototype from SpaceX...

An unleashed Jeff Bezos will seek to shift space venture Blue...

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Freed from his daily obligations at Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos is expected to turn up the heat on his space venture, Blue Origin, as it...

SpaceX Starship prototype rocket explodes on landing after test launch

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A prototype of SpaceX’s Starship rocket exploded during a landing attempt minutes after a high-altitude experimental launch from Boca Chica, Texas, on Tuesday, in...

Need a lift? SpaceX launches record spacecraft in cosmic rideshare program

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A veteran rocket from billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX aerospace company launched 143 spacecraft into space on Sunday, a new record for the most...

SpaceX’s Starship prototype explodes on landing after test launch

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SpaceX’s Starship prototype exploded while attempting to land on Wednesday after an otherwise successful test launch from the company’s rocket facility in Boca Chica,...

‘One heck of a ride’: SpaceX launches astronauts into space

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Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX launched four astronauts on a flight to the International Space Station on Sunday, NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a...

NASA astronauts cap historic ‘odyssey’ aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule

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US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, who flew to the International Space Station in SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon, splashed down in the Gulf...

SpaceX Crew Dragon delivers two NASA astronauts to International Space Station

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Nearly 24 hours after launching from Florida, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station...

SpaceX to bring astronauts to short-handed Space Station for longer stay

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Two NASA astronauts gearing up to ride SpaceX’s new space taxi will now be on a mission planned to last more than a month,...

Elon Musk’s SpaceX sends world’s most powerful rocket on first commercial...

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The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration...

SpaceX Falcon Heavy poised for debut test launch, with Tesla Roadster...

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A scarlet Tesla Roadster from the assembly line of Elon Musk's pioneering electric automobile business is poised this week to go where...

SpaceX successfully launches first recycled rocket booster

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket recovered at sea from its maiden flight last year blasted off again from Florida on Thursday in...

SpaceX defeats Boeing-Lockheed partnership for GPS launch contract

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Elon Musk's Space Exploration Technologies has won a GPS satellite launch contract over rival United Launch Alliance, a partnership of the top...

SpaceX to send first paying tourists around moon next year

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SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year using a spaceship under development for...

SpaceX launches rocket from historic NASA pad in Florida

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A SpaceX Falcon rocket blasted off on Sunday from a Florida launch pad once used to send NASA astronauts to the moon,...

Rocket explodes on launch pad in blow to Elon Musk’s SpaceX

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An explosion destroyed a Falcon 9 rocket belonging to Elon Musk's SpaceX and its cargo during preparations for a routine test firing...

SpaceX signs first customer for used Falcon rocket

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Elon Musk's SpaceX has signed its first customer to use a previously flown rocket, with launch planned for later this year, the...

SpaceX rocket lifts off on cargo run, then lands at launch...

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An unmanned SpaceX rocket blasted off from Florida early on Monday to send a cargo ship to the International Space Station, then...

Stratolaunch forging ahead

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Stratolaunch, a space transportation venture, is developing what could soon become the largest mobile launch system. The project dates back to 2010,...

SpaceX breaks Boeing-Lockheed monopoly on military space launches

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The U.S. Air Force on Wednesday awarded billionaire Elon Musk's SpaceX an $83 million contract to launch a GPS satellite, breaking the...

SpaceX rocket booster makes breakthrough landing at sea

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on a NASA cargo run to the International Space Station on Friday, and...

SpaceX launches communications satellite but botches sea landing

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida and thrust a communications satellite into orbit on Friday, but the launch vehicle's...

NASA adds commercial mini-shuttle to station supply fleet

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NASA hired a third company to fly cargo to the International Space Station, adding an innovative space plane built by Sierra Nevada...

Boeing opens commercial spaceship plant in Florida

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Boeing took the wraps off an assembly plant on Friday for its first line of commercial spaceships, which NASA plans to use...

SpaceX rocket supplying space station explodes after Florida launch

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An unmanned SpaceX rocket exploded about two minutes after liftoff from Florida on Sunday, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International...

Heavy investment into aerospace and defence by IT and Internet players

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The recent announcement by Google that it will acquire satellite company Skybox Imaging for $500 million demonstrates that IT and Internet players...

Expendable launch vehicle markets worth US$53 billion over next decade

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The global expendable launch vehicles market will be worth US$53 billion between now and 2020 and will cover 693 launch vehicles, according...