SpaceX launch: Nasa astronauts set for second try

SpaceX will need to beat the weather to get Nasa astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken into orbit.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 29, 2020 ~4 min

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Nasa SpaceX launch: Who are the astronauts?

BBC News profiles the space travellers who will launch in SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule on Wednesday.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 24, 2020 ~8 min

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Nasa SpaceX launch: 10 questions about the mission

BBC News answers questions about the first orbital launch of astronauts from US soil in nine years.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
May 23, 2020 ~7 min

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Musk says SpaceX is 'fixing' brightness from satellites

Millions of stargazers have been witnessing the unusual constellations made up of the low orbit satellites.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 23, 2020 ~3 min

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Starlink space display 'set to continue all week'

The 60 Starlink satellites launched by Elon Musk's SpaceX firm appear in a line crossing the night sky.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 20, 2020 ~2 min

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Virgin Galactic sees demand for space travel surge

Sir Richard Branson's firm says it is releasing more tickets for flights into space.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 26, 2020 ~2 min

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SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top

The US company's new rocket prototype experiences a major failure during pressurisation testing.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Nov. 21, 2019 ~3 min

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Elon Musk gives update on Starpship rocket plans

The US entrepreneur says prototype flights of his Moon-Mars rocket system will begin in months.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Sept. 29, 2019 ~4 min

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SpaceX puts up 60 internet satellites

The California firm launches the first spacecraft in its multi-billion-dollar broadband project.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
May 24, 2019 ~4 min

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SpaceX Dragon demo capsule set to return to Earth

In its next Nasa test, the new crew capsule will re-enter the atmosphere for an Atlantic splashdown.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 7, 2019 ~4 min

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