SpaceX launched a prototype of its Mars rocketship hundreds of feet into the air, then landed it upright in a successful test flight.
Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley have said they believe SpaceX’s carrier, the Crew Dragon, is “ready to go” on further missions following the first splashdown return in 45 years.
Nasa says it will need to do a better job in future of averting one unexpected offshoot of Sunday’s historic splashdown of astronauts – a rush of private boats which came too close to the spacecraft.
Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are back on Earth after the first splashdown return in 45 years.
Two Nasa astronauts are on the last leg of their journey home as they prepare to make the first splashdown return to Earth in 45 years.
Two Nasa astronauts will make the first splashdown return in 45 years after SpaceX’s astronaut carrier the Crew Dragon successfully undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) and began its journey back to Earth, SpaceX said.
Two Nasa astronauts are getting ready to make the first splashdown return in 45 years.
Astronauts have squeezed in one last spacewalk before turning their attention to the all-important end to SpaceX’s first crew flight.
A spacewalking astronaut has added to the pieces of rubbish orbiting the Earth, losing a small mirror as soon as he stepped out of the International Space Station for battery work.
The SpaceX launch has evoked memories for many of the good old days of the Apollo missions.
Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy has said the Crew Dragon capsule had a “new car” smell as the hatch opened into the International Space Station (ISS), allowing fresh arrivals Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken onboard.
Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have set foot on the International Space Station (ISS), more than two hours after docking with the orbiting laboratory.
Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken have reached the International Space Station (ISS), nearly 19 hours after lift-off.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk said he was “overcome with emotion” after Nasa astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley launched into space on Saturday.
US president Donald Trump has celebrated the first launch of American astronauts from US soil in nearly a decade.
SpaceX has made history by becoming the first private company to send humans into orbit, ushering in a new era for commercial space travel.
Nasa has launched two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time in nine years.
Nasa and SpaceX are set to launch astronauts into space from the US for the first time in nine years, after officials said the weather conditions had cleared up.
Nasa and SpaceX will try again to make history as they seek to launch astronauts into space from the US for the first time in nine years, just days after their first attempt was cancelled.
SpaceX pressed ahead with its second attempt to launch astronauts for Nasa, a historic first for a private company, but more stormy weather threatened more delays.
Elon Musk is on the cusp of a historic moment in his space ambitions, as SpaceX prepares to take two astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) on Wednesday.
Nasa and SpaceX are preparing for the first manned launch to take off from American soil since 2011.
With the weather looking up, SpaceX and Nasa officials say crew safety is the top priority for the nation’s first astronaut launch to orbit in nearly a decade.
Nasa and SpaceX are on course to make history on Wednesday as they launch two astronauts into space from US soil for the first time since 2011.
The joint effort by Nasa and SpaceX to send astronauts into space from the US is “a major milestone” for the global space industry, a leading space expert in the UK has said.
US President Donald Trump plans to be on the Florida coast on Wednesday to watch American astronauts blast into orbit from the Kennedy Space Centre for the first time in more than a decade.
The two astronauts who will end a nine-year launch drought for Nasa have flown to Kennedy Space Centre, exactly one week before their historic SpaceX flight.
Nasa and SpaceX have picked May 27 for resuming astronaut launches from the United States after nine years of complete Russian dependence.
Stargazers in the UK will be kept entertained during coronavirus lockdown as regular visits from SpaceX’s fleet of Starlink satellites are expected, one expert has said.
A SpaceX cargo ship arrived at the International Space Station, delivering the company’s 20th batch of gear and treats.