SpaceX’s Commercial Crew Demo-2 flight for NASA—the first launch of humans into orbit from U.S. soil since the space shuttle’s 2011 retirement—marks the end of the longest gap in U.S. human spaceflight capability.
"The goal of SpaceX has always been to create the technologies to extend life beyond Earth, to make us a spacefaring civilization and a multiplanet species. "
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Mar 10, 2021
The U.S. Space Force and the National Reconnaissance Office on March 9 awarded task orders worth a total of $385 million to SpaceX and United Launch Alliance (ULA) for four upcoming launches, Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) said in a statement.
Mar 04, 2021
SpaceX’s March 3 high-altitude test of a full-scale Starship prototype managed a soft landing—unlike two previous test vehicles—but then exploded 3 min. after touching down at the company’s facility in Boca Chica Beach, Texas.
Feb 16, 2021
SpaceX delivered 60 more of its Starlink broadband satellites into orbit on Feb. 16 though it lost the first stage booster during a failed landing attempt, breaking its string of 24 successful touchdowns.
Feb 10, 2021
NASA on Feb. 9 awarded SpaceX a $331 million contract for Falcon Heavy launch and support services to send the first two modules of its planned Gateway outpost toward lunar orbit.
Feb 03, 2021
An investigation has been launched into the mid-afternoon crash landing of a SpaceX Starship prototype in Boca Chica Beach, Texas.