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

Tags: space-exploration spacex elon-musk

'Starhopper': SpaceX engine testbed makes minute-long jump

The Californian rocket company demonstrates its new methane-burning engine in Texas.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 28, 2019 ~3 min

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Leaky component led to SpaceX explosion

A leaky component may have been to blame for the dramatic explosion of a SpaceX capsule during testing in April.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 16, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: nasa space-exploration international-space-station spacex

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

Tags:  internet  broadband  space-exploration  spacex  elon-musk  aerospace  oneweb

SpaceX capsule suffers 'anomaly' during tests in Florida

There are plans to launch a manned mission to the International Space Station later this year.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 21, 2019 ~1 min

Tags: united-states international-space-station spacex commercial-space-travel

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

Tags: nasa space-exploration international-space-station spacex elon-musk

Dragon in graphics

How Elon Musk's Crew Dragon spaceship goes to, and returns from, the International Space Station.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
March 7, 2019 ~2 min

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SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with space station

America's new astronaut capsule successfully completes the next task in its demonstration mission.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 3, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: nasa space-exploration international-space-station spacex elon-musk

SpaceX set for crew demo launch

The US is about to take a major step towards being able to fly its astronauts into space once again.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
March 1, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: nasa space-exploration international-space-station spacex

Sending astronauts to Mars would be stupid, astronaut says

One of the first astronauts to orbit the Moon thinks there's no public support to send people to Mars.

By Tom Green • bbcnews
Dec. 24, 2018 ~5 min

Tags: nasa mars moon space-exploration spacex

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