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#SpaceX

# spacex - Friday 12 April, 2019

SpaceX carries out first commercial launch sending Arab satellite into orbit

The rocket carried a Saudi Arabian satellite operated by Arabsat.

# spacex - Friday 8 March, 2019

Elon Musk's SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Atlantic Ocean after successful test

It was the first private space mission to the International Space Station.

# spacex - Sunday 3 March, 2019

SpaceX Dragon capsule docks with International Space Station

The announcement was met with applause at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas.

# spacex - Saturday 2 March, 2019

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley' Capsule This post contains videos

A rocket that will bring US astronauts back to space has blasted off with a dummy named 'Ripley'

The launch is a key step towards resuming manned space flights from US soil.

# spacex - Friday 18 January, 2019

Tesla to lay off thousands of employees due to 'very difficult' road ahead

“Our products are too expensive for most people,” Elon Musk said.

# spacex - Saturday 12 January, 2019

SpaceX to lay off 10% of workforce due to 'extraordinarily difficult challenges'

The company employs over 6,000 people.

# spacex - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on schedule

On 3 August the agency named the first nine astronauts who will fly to space on Boeing and SpaceX vehicles in 2019.

# spacex - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

SpaceX capsule reaches space station with food and experiments

The supply capsule launched on Monday from Florida.

# spacex - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard Space Oddity This post contains videos

World's most powerful rocket blasts towards Mars - with Elon Musk's roadster onboard

The SpaceX CEO didn’t have to include his red Tesla roadster, which reportedly was playing Space Oddity during blast off.

# spacex - Saturday 23 December, 2017

'A UFO?' - SpaceX rocket launch puzzles Californians as it streams into space

The launch in the setting sun created a billowing streak that was widely seen throughout the area.

# spacex - Friday 29 September, 2017

London to New York in 29 minutes? Elon Musk unveils ambitious new plans

A trip from Bangkok to Dubai would take 27 minutes, and from Tokyo to Delhi in 30 minutes.

# spacex - Thursday 24 August, 2017

SpaceX has revealed its new spacesuit and it's like something from a Daft Punk video

The company hopes to start launching crewed flights from next year.

# spacex - Monday 1 May, 2017

Watch Elon Musk's SpaceX launch and then land its first rocket for the US military

It was carrying a payload for the US agency that makes spy satellites.

# spacex - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Billionaire Elon Musk's company to launch first space rocket using recycled parts

Musk says that the goal is to make rocket parts as reusable as cars, planes or bicycles.

# spacex - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Puffy faces and a constant need to pee: Moon tourists may be in for a rough ride

Last week SpaceX announced it would launch two tourists to skirt Earth’s satellite next year.

# spacex - Monday 27 February, 2017

Two space tourists are going on a trip around the moon next year

In a statement this evening, the company said that the two people had paid a “significant deposit” to travel beyond the moon.

# spacex - Saturday 18 February, 2017

Last-minute glitch forces SpaceX rocket to cancel launch with 13 seconds left on countdown

The earliest a relaunch can be attempted is tomorrow morning.

# spacex - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship Pitch Perfect This post contains videos

Watch: SpaceX rocket makes textbook touchdown on droneship

The landing comes four months after a costly launchpad explosion of a SpaceX rocket.

# spacex - Thursday 1 September, 2016

SpaceX rocket explodes on launch pad

There were no injuries.

# spacex - Monday 18 July, 2016

PHOTOS: SpaceX launched an important spacecraft into space this morning

The Dragon capsule contains a docking station which would allow future spaceships to park at the International Space Station.

# spacex - Tuesday 22 December, 2015

Watch: The moment that might just have changed spaceflight forever

If at first you don’t succeed…

# spacex - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Tiny steel part blamed for rocket explosion that caused $110 million damage

Back to the drawing board for Elon Musk’s company.

# spacex - Monday 13 April, 2015

A robot rocket is about to chase the ISS across Irish skies at 17,500 mp/h

The Space X rocket will resupply the space station, but it needs to catch it first.

# spacex - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

Beaming the internet down from space looks like Google's next project

Reports say Google are planning a big investment in SpaceX.

# spacex - Friday 16 January, 2015

Video shows moment SpaceX rocket crashed down on ocean barge

The company hopes to hone technology so that rockets can return to Earth intact for use again.

# spacex - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

This revolutionary rocket will have to wait to try a risky new way of landing

Instead of being discarded in the ocean, the booster stages could return to Earth.

# spacex - Saturday 3 January, 2015

Take a tour of Elon Musk's $17 million Bel Air mansion

Yo, homes to Bel Air.

# spacex - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

Boeing and SpaceX to build new spacecraft for ISS astronauts

SpaceX is headed by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk.

# spacex - Thursday 10 July, 2014

SpaceX are to launch a solar powered ship that will sail up into orbit

A few weeks into orbit, the LightSail’s wings will expand, making it visible from Earth.

# spacex - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Computer failure on International Space Station may require spacewalk to fix

However, the six-man crew is not currently in danger, officials have said.

# spacex - Sunday 11 August, 2013

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it Private Spaceships This post contains videos

The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it

Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.

# spacex - Friday 1 March, 2013

SpaceX capsule encounters problems in orbit

Three of the capsule’s four thrusters failed to fire up en route to the space station.

# spacex - Monday 8 October, 2012

SpaceX rocket on a mission to the ISS - with ice cream included

The commercial cargo ship is bringing 1,000 science experiments and gear to the inhabitants of the ISS – as well as a freezer of chocolate-vanilla swirl ice cream.

# spacex - Friday 1 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed…

# spacex - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Dragon returns to Earth after successful ISS mission SpaceX This post contains videos

Dragon returns to Earth after successful ISS mission

Space capsule splashed down in the Pacific Ocean today.

# spacex - Friday 25 May, 2012

VIDEO: "Looks like we got us a Dragon by the tail" Space This post contains videos

VIDEO: "Looks like we got us a Dragon by the tail"

A private company has successfully supplied cargo to the ISS for the first time on board the Dragon capsule.

# spacex - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Second time lucky: NASA launches SpaceX rocket headed for ISS Beam Me Up This post contains videos

Second time lucky: NASA launches SpaceX rocket headed for ISS

Saturday’s first attempt at a launch was abandoned after engine trouble – but no such problems this time, with a payload of food – and 300 temporarily spacebound astronomy buffs.

# spacex - Saturday 19 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Your round-up of the day’s biggest stories as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…

VIDEO: ISS cargo rocket fails on launch

The SpaceX mission was to be the first attempt by private US companies vying to take over the supply route following the end of NASA’s shuttle missions.