SpaceX is a private US company that produces space equipment. It was founded in 2002 by businessman Elon Musk. SpaceX designed the Falcon Rocket and the Dragon spacecraft families. Dragon delivers cargo to and from the ISS.
A SpaceX launch of 60 highly-reflective satellites has focused astronomers’ concerns on the overpopulation of Earth’s orbit, with thousands of broadband-beaming devices due to launch in coming years, threatening celestial views.
Elon Musk's SpaceX is taking the US government to court over what it claims was an "arbitrary and capricious" move to favor its rivals, including Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, with multimillion contracts and turn down SpaceX's bid.
The SpaceX Crew Dragon has apparently brought a party spirit along with supplies on its very first visit to the International Space Station (ISS). Russia has sent a complaint to NASA about the strange delivery.
Employees at the Kennedy Space Center were reportedly told they can be sacked for sharing footage from the facilities. The warning came after a leaked video showed a SpaceX Crew Dragon exploding at a test site.
With SpaceX and NASA still mute on details of what they dubbed an ‘anomaly’ during the latest Crew Dragon capsule safety test – a video has leaked online apparently showing a ‘rapid unscheduled disassembly’ event, aka a big boom.
NASA and SpaceX have confirmed that there was some kind of ‘anomaly’ during a series of engine tests of the Crew Dragon capsule, after witnesses reported and shared pictures of a plume of orange smoke visible from miles away.