SpaceX’s Starship Super Heavy rocket, which is the world’s tallest, is ready for launch pad tests

SpaceX Starship’s Super Heavy Rocket is ready for what could be its final launch pad test before a likely orbital test flight in July.   The massive Super Heavy Booster 7, which has 33 Raptor engines, was transported to its orbital launch pad on June 23. An enormous robotic arm mounted the rocket to the launch … Read more

SpaceX astronauts name their spacecraft Freedom in tribute to first American in space Alan Shepard

SpaceX crew name their new Dragon capsule ‘Freedom’ in tribute to Alan Shepard – the first American in space – and his Freedom 7 capsule: Spacecraft will take astronauts to the ISS NASA will send the next crew to the International Space Station from April 19 With Jessica Watkins, Robert Hines, Kjell Lindgren and Samantha … Read more

SpaceX Starlink to offer new ‘top tier’ broadband speeds for $500 per month

SpaceX is launching a new ‘top tier’ for its Starlink satellite broadband customers, offering speeds of up to 500Mbps – but with an eye watering $500/month price tag. The Elon Musk-owned firm began rolling out its internet service to customers last year, and now has approximately 145,000 users in 25 countries worldwide. Its service has been … Read more

NASA’s first moon landing since 1972 is DELAYED until 2025 due to costs and Blue Origin litigation

NASA’s first moon landing since 1972 is DELAYED until 2025: Costs and the Blue Origin litigation pushes back Artemis mission that will send the first woman and first person of color to the moon NASA announced changes in the schedule for its Artemis mission  The crewed test flight of Origin and SLS on Artemis II … Read more

Morgan Stanley predicts Elon Musk will become a trillionaire with exponential growth of SpaceX

Elon Musk, who recently supplanted his galactic rival Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest man, will add another bragging right over the Amazon founder as financial experts predict the Tesla boss will become the first trillionaire due to the exponential growth of SpaceX.  In a note titled ‘SpaceX Escape Velocity … Who Can Catch Them?’ … Read more

SpaceX’s Dragon capsule looks like a shooting star as it causes sonic boom as it returned to Earth

A bright light streaked across the night sky over parts of Georgia and Florida last night, which was followed by a sonic boom that rattled homes in the area. Many residents thought it was a shooting star or meteor falling to Earth, but the glowing object was SpaceX‘s Dragon capsule on its return mission following … Read more

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months

Elon Musk says SpaceX’s Starlink satellite internet service is on track to have more than 500,000 users within 12 months – and the company could invest up to $30 BILLION into the project Elon Musk spoke via Zoom during Mobile World Congress 2021 in Barcelona Musk announced Starlink is likely to hit 500,000 users within … Read more

SpaceX satellite plans ‘unsustainable’ warns competitor Arianespace

SpaceX is close to a ‘de-facto monopolisation’ of space due to its thousands of satellites, claims the head of European space launch firm Arianespace. The Elon Musk-owned firm has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to launch up to 42,000 satellites into space. They are building the ‘Starlink’ constellation that will deliver ‘reliable … Read more

Retired astronaut Peggy Whitson, 61, will return space on a SpaceX private flight

Retired NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson, 61, is dusting off her space suit for another trip to the final frontier, making her the oldest woman to make the trip. Whitson, however, will be accompanied by racecar driver John Shoffner, 65, who will pilot the craft using his experience from flying planes in air shows. The pair purchased … Read more